+JamGuys Posted January 17, 2009 Share Posted January 17, 2009 I posted this message on another thread earlier today mainly because I didn't know that this one was accepting new entries - I guess I'm not exactly sure what "pinning" a topic entails! Anyway, and with my humblest apologies to those of you who might have seen it before, I offer this personal tale of woe to you as a final and lasting tribute to my one and only TB ever, Roy. You see, when I started geocaching three years ago and first learned about TBs, I was very excited. I decided that I'd buy the biggest and cutest TB I could and send it out on a journey of wonder and discovery. And so, for $17 (or was it $13?) and the cost of a TB tag, "Roy the Globetrotting Golden Spider Monkey" was born. His mission was to "swing from cache to cache" around the world! So, I wrapped the TB tag around his neck (there was no mission statement attached), took a couple of pics, and dropped him into my first puzzle cache that I'd dubbed Jungle Fever! Come to think of it now, Roy was selected as my first TB primarily because he kinda fit the jungle theme of the cache. Anyway, he was immediately picked up by the FTFers and I imagined that this would be the start of an amazing adventure. Unfortunately, poor Roy lasted less than two weeks in the wild. He made it to a total of two new caches before swinging out of sight forever. I still harbor a few suspicions about what happened to him but he probably fell victim to the excessive cuteness factor (see pics below). How could anyone resist such an expression?! Poor Roy, I still mourn his loss. I don't know if you noticed this...well, your story tugged at my strings enough I went to see the cache an TB to get to know Roy a little better. Did you happen to catch that he was spotted in a cache this October? Maybe you should contact the discoverer...Roy may be still out there! Thanks for your sympathy! Yes, I was initially excited, though a bit sceptical, when I received word in my mailbox that Roy had somehow reappeared at an event in October. However, it turns out that folks were exchanging lists of TBs and tracking numbers (or something like that ..... the point of such an activity escapes me) and Roy's TB number might have been included due to a typographic error on one of the lists. At least, the one person I contacted couldn't remember seeing a monkey (although it didn't sound as if he saw any of the TBs at all). I've retained one of the logs on Roy's TB page instead of deleting it just for the sake of documentation. Quote Link to comment
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