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Zekester

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We recently received this log for one of our trackables:
 
 
Logged by: lukejones2
Log Type: Write note
Date: 3/22/2015
Type: Airstream Tag
 
Log:
Well - Congratulations guys! They have made their way to their goal...!! They had a wonderful time, and decided to stay! Indeed, they enjoyed the press coverage here http://m.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/11874685.Bears____long_journey_ends_with_well_deserved_pint/ and, as written in the article, they have (alongside the pub's staff) challenged the original owners to go and visit the Bears in the pub!
 
The pub was built in the 1200s and has a great deal of history. The Bears enjoyed flying around the pub, collecting for charity, pouring an drinking beer and of course taking a trip to the bathroom after all that... If you want to contact the pub, try their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BearInnOxford - They said they'd put up a photo of the bears in their new home once they had a display case up.
 
I have many photos, just not sure how to add them on here..."

Just the kind of log entry you hope to see!
 
Many TBs with specific goals never complete them, as the geocaching universe is fraught with dangers to TBs.  It is always nice to have a success story, and this one was particularly cool as it ended up with our TB in an article in the local paper in Oxford!  It was particularly heartwarming that the cacher went out of his way to travel to Oxford while in England to help our TB get to the goal, and that the Pub, (which was not open at the time) was so gracious in participating and allowing photos.
 
So we've been challenged to go visit the pub for ourselves....anyone up for a pint (and a geocaching expedition to England)?!?
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Phos4s

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Zekester, I've neglected this wonderful aspect of C3F, for which I apologize.  I'm a dunderpate about most things involving technology.  Truth be told, I belonged to the 19th century and am sorely out of place in the 21st.  Anyway, while I confess I'm not likely to make the voyage across the big pond, the allure of consuming a pint in an 800-year-old pub is just short of irresistible, so if you become serious about plans for imbibing and caching in Mother England, please let me know, just in case I can commit to something as wild and crazy as a European caching expedition.  I've always wanted to visit the home of my supposed French ancestors, one of whom, Col Jean Jarboe (surely the Brits in colonial Maryland anglicized his name) left Dijon in 1654.  The voyage across the Channel (how do the French feel about the English appropriation of that body of water, by the way?  why isn't it called the English-French Channel, or something even more inclusive?) can't be too discomfiting, unless I try swimming, which would prove almost instantly fatal, so that's out of the question for me--though if JAB comes along, I'm sure she'll consider swimming it, kooky as she is about water.  Phos
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Zekester

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Careful what you ask for mate, if I could ever cram it into my schedule, I'd go snag a dozen European countries in a heartbeat!
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jab430

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I'm in! The pub and swimming the channel sound marvelous! I'll start a fund to raise air fare! [smile]
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