A Tale of Two Trackables

 

Geocacher Heidi, aka teamhine, wrote in to Geocaching HQ to share this amazing coincidence about two Travel Bug trackables that happened recently. 

 

Last April, I created a trackable for my daughter and named it Thor. We dropped Thor into GC5RCNK – Left Field Bench in Wilsonville, Oregon. But subsequently my sister, who geocaches under ljh, traveled to Europe and took Thor with her. They traveled together throughout Germany, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

TB6VTCJ - Thor, the Baseball Travel Bug

TB6VTCJ – Thor, the Baseball Travel Bug

 

In August, I created a Jedi Master Yoda trackable for my son. We dropped Yoda into GCXYTC Seaside View on Angel Island, California where he stayed for about a month before getting grabbed and taken to the east coast.

TB6C97M - Jedi Master Yoda, the Key Travel Bug

TB6C97M – Jedi Master Yoda, the Key Travel Bug

 

On September 18, Thor was moved from Europe to New York City.

Thor traveled from California to Europe, New York, and New Zealand

Thor traveled from California to Europe, New York, and Australia

 

On September 19, Jedi Master Yoda was moved from California to New York City.

Jedi Master Yoda traveled from California to New York

Jedi Master Yoda traveled from California to New York


When I looked closely, I realized that both Travel Bugs were in the same geocache on the same day: Snug as a Bug in Central Park (GC12F8M). Thor was placed September 18th and moved September 19th. Yoda was placed September 19th and moved the next day. I have no way of knowing if both Travel Bugs were in the geocache at the same time, but they were clearly logged in on the same day.

GC12F8M - Snug as a Bug in Central Park

GC12F8M – A view from Snug as a Bug in Central Park

What are the chances of this happening: two Travel Bugs created by the same person, placed thousands of miles apart, and brought to the same geocache by different people on the same day?

This is why we love Geocaching. I wanted to share my store with the Geocaching community, but wasn’t sure how. That’s why I’m writing you here. Please feel free to share this story!

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