On July 7, 2003, I left “Finding Sarah”, a little fish travel bug, in a cache in Portland, Oregon. For 2 years, 7 months, it treked around the USA, and even crossed over into Canadia, travelling 3859.1 miles. On January 31, it arrived in its final destination, Bush Baby, here in Lexington.
I didn’t have a chance to go get it right away, but Sarah and I went to pick it up on February 9th, just in time for her birthday. We discovered that the cache, and the tree in which it was hidden, had been destroyed by some park cleanup crew clearing brush.
I imagine, even if you’ve never tracked a travel bug, you can understand that I was rather disappointed. Fortunately, I sent two of them, and the other one arrived less than a year after I sent it. The Parks and Rec geocaching contact wasn’t able to help me. Apparently he had no idea they were going to do that. 🙁