+007BigD Posted July 24, 2007 Share Posted July 24, 2007 (edited) I GOT IT!!!!! When I got the notification that the Geo_Leprechaun had hit a cache in my area - GCGT0N - "Treasure on Tate Island" - I was out in a flash, thankfully with my mountain bike still on the bike carrier on my car from yesterday evening's bike ride. I left in too much of a flash, apparently, because I forgot to get and load my GPSr with the cache coordinates! I zoomed back, got it and was off again, speeding the whole way down there. I got to the Katy Trail parking area nearest to the cache...no cars there...good! I sped off on my bike...I covered that mile-long journey so fast I was all sweaty and gasping for breath. When I reached the passage to the island it was partially covered by the Missouri River. Thankfully it was just barely over the passage as I cautiously waded through the short stretch to the island. I found the cache and opened it quickly, almost blinded by the gleam of GOLD!!! The coin was still there! Trembling, I reached in and there it was...all mine...#40...so beautiful! I quickly traded the coin for an unactivated geocoin, took a couple pictures of it and crossed back to the mainland. I was so excited the trek back on the bike seemed to take only a moment. I loaded the bike up and headed home, sweaty, stinking and delighted! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, Geo_Leprechaun!!!!! Here I am, at the edge of the island, with the mainland in the background: Here is my little jewel! #40! Ha Ha! Congrats indeed A&T!! Ill bet that muddy Missouri river never felt so good! Thats one Hefty Pot'O'Gold-Eh? I thought that you may have made the trek to Olathe to grab the Pot'O'Gold that I grabbed...But nope, yours was on its way!!! And congrats to Luckycharmers too!...That venture alsmost sounded like Windroses adventure with the Easter Coin Bunny! Glad you found it, and I hope you learned a lesson with kids and mystery coins ...JK, They go hand in hand---Just not in their hands! Edit to add: I got ya on the top of the page ...Now dont say I didnt do anything for ya! Edited July 24, 2007 by 007BigD Quote Link to comment
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