Ahoy Matees…we must share our adventure at the best geocaching event we have attended GC4JQ26. On September 21st 2013 a beautiful canyon in Utah was filled with about a hundred pirates in search of some treasure and celebration for Railroader921’s 40th birthday party/geocaching event. Madambutterfly1822 & Railroader921 teamed up to host our most favorite event of all time.Attendees were asked to dress like pirates and bring a side dish. When we arrived we were greeted by a feather and ink to sign an amazing log book. After signing in, Railroader921 & Madambutterfly1822 read a story of what we were to expect. It was so cute in a pirate accent. Below is the log book and story:
After the story we were given maps and gold pieces and send out on a letterboxing/caching mission. Madambutterfly1822 hand carved 8 stamps and set up 8 elaborate scenes. We were to visit all 8 places to get the 8 “Golden Seals”. The treasure map held the locations of: Talking Parrot Tavern, Cap’n Dangerous Dan, Cannibals’ Cove, Mermaid Lagoon, Shipwreck Reef, Hangman’s Tree, Fortune Teller and Sea Monster’s Lair. WOW….the locations were amazing and had special tasks at each one.
After we collected our Golden Seals we returned to the pavilion for Food, Friends, Fun and a Costume Contest. They served the most delicious hamburgers and hot dogs and all of the attendees brought tons of food. We especially loved the costume contest because Cacheseekers! was the winner. It was the first time she ever won a costume contest. It was a lot of fun, Captain Dan lined up all of those that were dressed up and walked by them and pointed his sword by them and the crowd cheered for the one they wanted to win. Balkamper13 & Cacheseekers! were the finalists…worth all of the preparation.
The prize for the best costume was a beautiful coin that was made for this event. THANK YOU…love it! After the costume contest people mingled and ate some more, sang Happy Birthday an listened to a heart felt speech from the birthday boy himself. It was very sweet and he discussed how geocaching changed his life and thanks us all. His cake was darling. The entire event was perfect.
Thanks again Madambutterfly1822 & Railroader921. Thanks again to Halocure for your great pictures and friendship. We can only wish our 40th birthday’s will be half as cool. Happy Birthday Dan!
Happy Caching and stay tuned for a new event listing….save the date, October 19th….Wendover or BUSt….event. We have Extagz making path tags for the event an have a lot planned. There will also be a second event in Nevada called Wendover Will. 2 events, one bus and a day of caching and fun.