Saturday, February 20, 2010

Honored

Today I found a cache.  Just one, but it was a nice one.  I was aware this one was going to come on line sometime today as the cache owner had forewarned me about the possibility of a new cache in my area.  When I left the house this morning at 10:30 to find some virtual flags in GeoVexilla, it hadn't come on-line yet, so I really didn't think much of it.

When I got home to log the flags that I'd found, I noticed an email from the cache owner encouraging me to get out there and find it and since the cache was only 1.62 "Crow Miles" away from home, I headed out again, much to the consternation of my wife.  I just told her that a cache had been hidden in my honor and that I wanted to go out and find it. That seemed like a good enough reason for her, and away I went.

When I got to ground zero, there were already two people standing there.  Looking at them, I didn't recognize them, but we made introductions and they were two other local cachers, whom I hadn't met, so that was a bonus right there.  We spent a good ten to fifteen minutes looking for the cache and as I noted in my log, had the cache been alive, it would have bitten me on one of my webbed feet.  I soon spotted the cache, then backed off for the other cacher to have the opportunity of finding the cache as well.

We exchanged some more pleasantries and then made our separate ways home.  I decided to take a picture, just to dispel any rumors that surface from time to time as to where I actually got my cache name.

I am still at a loss for words that maddmaxxawr wanted to place a cache in my honor.  I hope that I can live up to the standards that I have apparently been setting these many years that I have been caching.  I know he's a follower of this blog, so I'll publicly thank him here for the great honor.

Picture was taken at the following geocache:
Webfoot has Webbfeet in Webb Canyon - by maddmaxxawr

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3 comments:

RDOwens said...

Very kewl! It's always nice to be acknowledged.

Do you still send out furry animals?

Erika Jean said...

So cool that they placed a cache in your honor!

You're getting close to 3000!!

Webfoot said...

Robert,
The furry animals project ended about 10 years ago. I got involved in other pursuits and didn't have time to keep that particular one up.

Erika Jean,
3000 is just around the corner. I think I'll end up hitting that particular milestone sometime in March, unless I get really lucky next weekend and go on a caching tear.