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Got mine today, It wants to go to New Bern, NC USA!

 

I think you are the first one with a TB bound for a US city.

 

Mine is headed for Jitra, Malaysia.

 

There is one headed for my town of only 13,000 people though. At least we have lots of caches and cachers around. Hopefully I will be able to grab it when it gets here! It's on my watchlist!

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Where's the logic in sending a bug to a city with no Geocachers or geocaches?

 

The idea is to raise awareness of diabetes, not geocaching. :)

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I'm very disturbed that Moonshine, Illinois wasn't chosen as one of the cities. Diabetes there has reached epidemic proportions with 100% of the population being diabetic!

 

If only I could receive the Moonshine, Illinois travel bug...I would gladly make the trip and deliver it myself....preferably before 12:30 pm.

 

I'm just that committed to this effort!

 

Bret

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We got ours today...it's goal is to go to Pontassieve, Italy...

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Kemang, Indonesia. There is ONE cache near there :surprise:

 

ETA - It was hidden 7/2004 and has never been found...

 

I've got the Savannah one on my watchlist - maybe I can grab it when it swings by.

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Got mine today, it's bound for Oddanchatram, India.

Closest cache is GCRYKG, hidden Jan 06, never been found, and it's SW

139.9mi.

Only three other caches within 200 miles and they are all micros.

Where's the logic in sending a bug to a city with no Geocachers or geocaches?

:surprise::huh:

 

Wondering about that myself. I see that there is one headed for Havana, Cuba. (Though it is misspelt as Havanna.) There's only one cache on the 'nearest cache' listing. Oh, well.

The one I got is headed for Konstantinovsk, Russia. Haven't checked nearest caches on it yet.

One of my brothers did suffer from obesity-induced diabetes. Of course, he did weigh 480# when he died.

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The tag I got today wants to make it to Quickborn, Germany. There are a ton of caches there. How cool. Guess I need to go buy some tags for my own use :surprise:

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'San Luis de la Paz, Mexico'

 

The nearest cache is 39 miles aways, placed in 2004 and has never been found.

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Mine arrived today and is heading to Chandannagar, India. Oddly enough my wife has a friend who is Indian and goes to visit family quite frequently. But I think it will go on its own. :surprise:

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Mine is headed to Oyem, Gabon. :( Where the heck is that? Africa? :(

 

Leave it to you Snoogans to get a destination like that.

 

Mine is bound for Ronda, Spain. Placed it yesterday, but I sure can't find any others in my area...yet.

 

By the way, I did not received an email after placing my bug even though I placed it on my watchlist. Anyone else had this problem?

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I received mine, but there is a production error on it. The tracking numbers are "double stamped" at one place and are illegible. I will not be placing the travel bug, because it would be pointless if you can't log it, track it, move it, etc. Who should I contact???

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I received mine, but there is a production error on it. The tracking numbers are "double stamped" at one place and are illegible. I will not be placing the travel bug, because it would be pointless if you can't log it, track it, move it, etc. Who should I contact???

Send an e-mail to Contact@geocaching.com

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Requested a bug, got one about a week later (12-11-06). will move it along this weekend. It wants to go to indonesia

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Mine is headed to Oyem, Gabon. :( Where the heck is that? Africa? :P

 

Leave it to you Snoogans to get a destination like that.

 

I kinda like my Diabetes Awareness TB.

 

I am painfully aware of diabetes myself since The Snoogstress and I were diagnosed with Type 2 almost a year ago.

 

However, my awareness of Oyem, Gabon has been raised 100%

 

Poor Gabon is one of the very few cachless countries. :P We need to form a CacheAid organization for countries that have no caches. :(

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I, too, am a cacher and a type I diabetic. I got my bug in the mail a couple of days ago. I reluctantly placed it in my travel bug road house, but it was SO COOL, I kinda wanted to keep it! Thanks Groundspeak. Let's find a cure. Diabetes is a drag!

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Is there any way to check to see if ours has shipped? We put in for one back on the second day and still haven't received it. We had the same issue with the Green Jeeps. Sent in for one, but it never showed up. Our kids also put in for one and theirs hasn't shown up yet either.

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I plan to send mine on its way this weekend to Londonderry, UK (Ireland). This was asked before but I didn't see an answer - has, or is anyone planning to attach anything to their bug? It seems that it would be less likely to be dropped and lost that way...

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Received mine in the mail and am planning on the quickest way to get it on it's way to Jordan. Could be a major problem. I will put it in motion though and look for others to help them reach their goals.

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I received a Unite For Diabetes Travel Bug earlier today. Its goal is to reach Armilla, Spain... Very cool! Fortunately, it looks like there are plenty of nearby geocaches. I certainly hope it makes it!!!

 

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I plan to send mine on its way this weekend to Londonderry, UK (Ireland). This was asked before but I didn't see an answer - has, or is anyone planning to attach anything to their bug? It seems that it would be less likely to be dropped and lost that way...

 

You betcha, I'm sending mine airmail

It was only $1.74 at Wally World.

I'm posting a pick when I get it ready to go.

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Mine is bound for Trier, Germany, and has already been placed in a cache, and picked up. B) Safe travels, little O!

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Is there any way to check to see if ours has shipped? We put in for one back on the second day and still haven't received it. We had the same issue with the Green Jeeps. Sent in for one, but it never showed up. Our kids also put in for one and theirs hasn't shown up yet either.

 

I, too, have not received an e-mail. I signed up at the beginning of last week. How long does it take to get an e-mail?

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Is there any way to check to see if ours has shipped? We put in for one back on the second day and still haven't received it. We had the same issue with the Green Jeeps. Sent in for one, but it never showed up. Our kids also put in for one and theirs hasn't shown up yet either.

 

I, too, have not received an e-mail. I signed up at the beginning of last week. How long does it take to get an e-mail?

 

I never received an email. It just showed up in my mailbox about a week after I signed up.

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Got mine 12/12, placed it 12/16, and it's already been picked up and moved on its way!

 

<_<

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"Mine" arrived on the 14th.

 

It's bound for Jambi, Indonesia.

 

Not a single cache within 100 mi.

 

Hopefully someone that's going there will snag it at some point.

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My wife is Type 1 Diabetic, and I just read that article on the Canadian Doctor working with the mice. Very exciting news of the Diabetic front. I have seen first hand the trouble diabetes causes. I'm hoping I get my Diabetes TB shortly. Heres to hoping for the cure SOON! :)

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MIne is headed to Barberena, Guatemala. I dropped it off in a local cache and it's already been picked up. My mom had diabetes and heart disease and passed away 3 yrs ago at age 54. Mine is dedicated to her and my 21 yr old cousin with type 1 diabetes.

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MIne is headed to Barberena, Guatemala. I dropped it off in a local cache and it's already been picked up. My mom had diabetes and heart disease and passed away 3 yrs ago at age 54. Mine is dedicated to her and my 21 yr old cousin with type 1 diabetes.

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MIne is headed to Barberena, Guatemala. I dropped it off in a local cache and it's already been picked up. My mom had diabetes and heart disease and passed away 3 yrs ago at age 54. Mine is dedicated to her and my 21 yr old cousin with type 1 diabetes.

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Received mine today (in Kentucky). Was surprised since it has been a couple of weeks since I applied. :o . It's goal is to go to Werne, Germany.

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Got mine in the mail today! Very nice design. Destination = Glossup, UK. Looks like there are plenty of caches in the area.

 

While I dont have any personal or imediate family history of Diabetes, I do see alot of patients with Diabetic Retinopathy in my profession. The frustrating ones for me are the ones that are well aware that they have diabetes, but are non-chalant about keeping it under control. Since a person can sustain a good amount of damage to the retina without it affecting their vision, until quiet literally they can wake up blind one morning, the "silent" aspect of the disease lulls them into a false sense of security. Same will all the other parts of the body affected by diabetes. If they could see things from my end, they would take it alot more seriously. Hmm.. . good thing I am not a proctologist lol... :o

 

Anyway, I digress... I will this worthwhile TB out and about during the holidays!

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anyone know how to activate the travel bug? it comes with the TB number stamped on it but no activation code

i thought they might have come pre activated but when i did a search on theTB number thats stamped on it , it showed it being registered to someone in another state.

has this happened to anyone else? what should i do??

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pre activated but when i did a search on theTB number thats stamped on it , it showed it being registered to someone in another state.

has this happened to anyone else? what should i do??

 

It is already activated. Just grab it - either from the cacher holding it, or use the "from somewhere else" option in the pulldown list on the bug log.

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I requested one on 12/6.... was hoping to get it by Christmas but that is not going to happen (since it is now Christmas Eve).

 

Don't know for sure that I'll get one - but I'm hopeful ;)

 

I ordered some regular TBs too - hoping for Christmas but I think I left that a bit late .... oh well - something to have *after* Christmas!

 

Jenn

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D'OH!

 

Double post!

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