GC3M45Z – Geocache in Space “L.E.I.F.” MMXII Launch Party!

Geocache in Space “L.E.I.F.” MMXII Launch Party!
by Genese09, Zinyata, Hudacko, Craig Porter and e6c

Event Cache (1/1)

Oh my dear lord, where do I begin?  The anticipation was sweet and sharp, we filled our bellies with the best barbeque EVER, and helped launch the cache.  We went BACK for more barbeque, good conversation with geocaching pals Pink Dolphin and Wally from Raleigh, then headed out on the chase.  We were quite a bit behind the other chasers so we decided to try and get out in front of them by taking highway 20 down towards St. Paul.  This scheme might have actually worked if a microburst (tornado maybe?) hadn’t brought the balloon down so quickly.  We got to the landing site a bit behind the others and slogged through a quarter mile of thorny tangle before getting close enough to the advance party to get advice on an easier path.  We came out of the forest wet, dirty and scratched (nothing new in that) and had an easy time of it from there as the others had trampled a nice path in to the container.  Along with e6c and a couple of other stragglers, we went in and checked out the landing site.  No one brought a pen (doh!) so we took pictures for posterity and headed out.  Met Bohica NC on the way out as he was retracing steps to find a lost cell phone and got back to the parking area in time for back-patting, interviewing and general “oh dude, did you see that?” chitchatting.  Elvis said it was the best cache he’d ever found and please could we go get some more barbeque?  We had to ask him to settle for a bone and some peanut butter puppy ice cream at home and he reluctantly gave in.  Two hot showers and some after-bite spray later, we all had a nice snuggle and some Pik-n-Pig Brunswick stew.  Infinite thanks to e6c and all the sponsors of LEIF.  We are ready to do it again when e6c has the time and when Mrs. e6c says it’s okay.  P. S. You’re the best “paid escort” ever.  You know who you are!