HAVE YOU FOUND ONE OF MY CUSTOM MADE TRAVEL BUGS IN A GEOCACHE?

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(Last update: January 2014)


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I've got nothing against tracking travel bugs on geocaching.com, as a matter of fact, I've got a few "traditional" bugs out there of my own, but I wanted to try something different with my own custom made bugs...I don't know how successful this will be - it will depend on folks who find my bugs and take the extra effort to send me an email updating its status...so I hope to hear from a lot of geocachers...I'll place a few and see how it goes. Thanks for dropping by and helping me track my "custom" travel bugs.


GOAL:

The goal of these travel bugs is the same as most; to see as many caches as possible and hopefully have their picture taken along they way; please send photos home so everyone can see where they have been.

UPDATE:

Thanks to all of you who have kept me updated on the travels of these little bugs; many have gone missing; I hope they have a nice home. For those of you who have sent me updates...I want you to know I greatly appreciate your time and efforts - I love reading your stories and seeing photos of the area you are in, the people you are with and the adventures you are sharing - Thanks everyone, and happy geocaching! (Dec 2012)


If you have found one of my bugs, please email me with an update on the Travel Bugs location. These are some of the things that would be interesting to include in your email:

1) Where did you find it? If possible, provide the geocache name and/or the Geocache Code
2) Send a picture of the travel bug in its new surroundings
3) Share any other observations you have
4) Tell me how much info you want of yourself to be included. Name? Email? Or no contact info? It's your choice...if you don't indicate a choice, I'll assume you want to remain anonymous.
5) And don't forget to send the little guy on its way again...please don't keep it. If you provide a picture of where you found the travel bug, I'd be happy to send you another one... it may be a different color, and a little different size but I'd get it to you if you would like one...I just want to keep the travel bugs...well...traveling.

I will try to update each travel bugs location as soon as I can, but it may take awhile. I will keep you updated via email; when I've posted your info, I'll let you know. In the meantime you can view the places the travel bug has been on this page. Just identify the one you have found - either visually - or by its number found on the back side (or both) and view the details below.

Thanks for participating in my little adventure.



To find the TRAVEL BUG # look on the back of the object

Set #1
You can identify the "set" by the id number on the back of the item. Follow this link to see the back of the objects for Set #1)

Set #2
To identify Set #2, the id is also on the back of the item, but it has a different code format...example: 120320-06.


SET #1 --- RELEASED IN 2008


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SET #1 NOTES ON THE JOURNEYS - Descripton: CUSTOM CERAMIC TB'S - SET #1
#TB10 Reverse side of TB shows the Number This TB is staying home with me
Just in case the others go missing !
10 Reverse side of TB shows the Number May 10, 2009 Abe&Carly placed #10 in GC16H09 Willow Creek Flowage #2 Cache
NW 226.2mi from home


See Eli with TB#10

May 7th, 2009, Abe&Carly report finding #10 in GC1P360, ?Near the Fishing Pier in Long Lake Park? cache
NW 296.4mi from home

November 25th, 2008 - Dustpup dropped it off in GC1DDWF
304.8 Miles from Home

October 19, 2008 - Dustpup reports picking up #10 from GC1FPYN

September 28th, 2008 - S Bunzel reports placing #10 in "CollectorCache" GC1FPYN

Sept 16th, 2008 Placed in "Greenfield's Legacy Fountain Cache" GC1DD1G


11 Reverse side of TB shows the Number March 30, 2009 - Skellington reports dropping off #11 in "All About Kim" GC1CR4H
1454.3 miles from home

January 10th, 2009 Skellington reports grabbing #11 from GC1J0CV
855 miles from home!

November 29th, 2008 - Dustpup dropped her off in GCVKJD
209.7 Miles from Home

October 19th, 2008 - Dustpup picked up #11 from GC7086

Sept 16th, 2008 Placed in GC7086


13 Reverse side of TB shows the Number December 20th, 2012
I have not received any updates on this bug. Unfortunately, I have to officially list this bug as "Lost".

Sept 20th, 2008 Placed in GC15EGA

14 Reverse side of TB shows the Number December 20th, 2012
I have not received any updates on this bug. Unfortunately, I have to officially list this bug as "Lost".

Sept 20th, 2008 Placed in GC1784A

15 Reverse side of TB shows the Number December 5th, 2008 - HerkAV8R placed #15 in Culebra Creek Park, GC1JMMM
1106 miles from home - Thanks Dave!

December 2nd(ish?), 2008 - HerkAV8R reports finding #15 in A Rocky Production, GC1JHVF
1099.2 miles from home

November 19th, 2008 - Received word from Bananapoo, #15 was retrieved by a friend (evilkillerpaperclip) from GCQ9C3. Apparently, #15 caught a ride with Chrome Dome Travel Bug - here's hoping both have happy journeys and send many pictures home ...!
SW 1091.7mi from home!

November 1st, 2008 Mike Dropped #15 in Randaddy's #3 - Parkside Cache - GCY875
SW 78.8 mi from Home

October 19th, 2008 Placed in GC17K5D

16 Reverse side of TB shows the Number December 28th, 2008 - Geo4meo11 placed it in GC1G10P -

Nov 27th, 2008 - Placed in GCXPPD - -

17 Reverse side of TB shows the Number December 20th, 2012
I have not received any updates on this bug. Unfortunately, I have to officially list this bug as "Lost".

September 20th, 2009 Placed in GC1VRFJ (Las Vegas, NV) 1528 Miles from home

Hear Lil Rooster squawking (the other travel bug in the picture)

18 Reverse side of TB shows the Number Last Seen: This Travel Bug has not been placed in a Geocache - yet
19 Reverse side of TB shows the Number December 20th, 2012
I have not received any updates on this bug. Unfortunately, I have to officially list this bug as "Lost".

October 28th, 2010 - Placed in GC1JTK7 "Kalorama Garden"
634.6 miles from home; placed while in DC for the "Rally to Restore Sanity"

20 Reverse side of TB shows the Number OUT OF CIRCULATION
21 Reverse side of TB shows the Number Last Seen: This Travel Bug has not been placed in a Geocache - yet
22 Reverse side of TB shows the Number Nov 8th, 2009 - Cyle Riggs and fiance report finding #22 in GC1430T ***
Cyle writes: this cache is located at the site of a very popular family park in the area called "Penguin Park". Some history: the originally penguin was created as a giant christmas decoration and placed in the middle of some city owned greenway. The penguin drew some attention and later a playground and children's park was built around the giant penguin. Cyle says he and his fiance recall playing here at Penguin Park as children; it was very neat to come back for a cache hunt and then to find this travel bug and submit this story! *** Thanks Cyle, I love hearing details about various geocaches...and thanks for the fine photo!

October 10, 2009 Dehay log from GC1XVFG stated took "custom" tb (unverified)

October 9th, 2009 Placed in GC1XVFG (Kansas City, MO) 430 Miles from home

23 Reverse side of TB shows the Number OUT OF CIRCULATION ???

In January 2017, ikkipants reports finding #23 in GC44A17. I have not confirmed if this is the same TB as in this image. Iím perplexed!

24 Reverse side of TB shows the Number December 20th, 2012
I have not received any updates on this bug. Unfortunately, I have to officially list this bug as "Lost".

September 20th, 2009 Placed in GC1R361 (Las Vegas, NV) 1520 Miles from home

25 #25 has a long story... on January 8th, 2011 KaiWarrior matched #25 with Miss Lady Bug Travel Bug. They have been inseparable ever since...see a log of their journey below. May their long journey continue to infinity - and beyond!
25 #25 Original Reverse side of TB shows the Number

Combined
with Miss Lady Bug Reverse side of TB shows the Number

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Please note, as of September 27th, 2011:
Miss Lady Bug Custom TB #25 is sometimes referred to as "MLB_TB#25"

This particular bug will no longer be updated on this page.

For the most recent updates on Miss Lady Bug Custom TB #25 please follow their exploits on their main geocaching website:
MLB_TB#25


January 22nd, 2012 - BeanJaro discovered MLB_TB#25 In TB Hostel BAB 3

January 21st, 2012 - montarnis discovered MLB_TB#25 in TB Hostel BAB3

January 21st, 2012 - fredda13 placed MLB_TB#25 in TB Hostel BAB 3

January 18th, 2012 - fredda13 took MLB_TB#25 to Long Road to Ruin

January 18th, 2012 - fredda13 retrieved MLB_TB#25 from TB-Hotel D-NL/NL-D an der A40

January 18th, 2012 - Die Leisetreter placed MLB_TB#25 in TB-Hotel D-NL/NL-D an der A40

January 17th, 2012 - Die Leisetreter took MLB_TB#25 to Adlerauge 1

January 16th, 2012 - Die Leisetreter took MLB_TB#25 to MacGyver's DEUS EX MACHINA

January 15th, 2012 - Die Leisetreter retrieved MLB_TB#25 from System 1010000011110

January 15th, 2012 - DerJuwelier placed MLB_TB#25 in System 1010000011110 [The journey continues...!]

January 9th, 2012 - DerJuwelier retrieved MLB_TB#25 from [error]

December 14th, 2011 - Ute12 discovered MLB_TB#25 in [error] ["I saw this little TB in [error], looks good!"]

December 9th, 2011 - Timsmanny placed MLB_TB#25 in [error] ["Here we go...!"]

November 6th, 2011 - Timsmanny retrieved MLB_TB#25 from Blick auf Billerbeck
[Of this beautiful place in [error] continues now the journey. Much luck wishes the Timsmanny!]

November 1st, 2011 - tilly001 placed MLB_TB#25 (Cachekinz) in Blick auf Billerbeck
Abgelegt in Blick auf Billerbeck (Filed in view of Billerbeck)

October 22nd, 2011 - tilly001 retrieved MLB_TB#25 (Cachekinz) from Die Bank am Baum
Und die Reise geht weiter...(And the journey continues...)

October 17th, 2011 - bawang placed MLB_TB#25 (Cachekinz) in Die Bank am Baum in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

More pics! Thanks again...

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September 29th, 2011 - bawang retrieved MLB_TB#25 (Cachekinz) from TB Hotel - Budapest Airport Terminal 2

Thanks for the great photos!

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September 27th, 2011 - kasia_grzes placed MLB_TB#25 and (Miss Lady Bug Custom TB #25) (Cachekinz) in TB Hotel - Budapest, HungaryAirport Terminal 2

September 12th, 2011 - Note from me: Thanks to everyone for keeping her moving along!

Thank you "Team Sonneneis" for the great photos from Germany!

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09/12/2011 kasia_grzes retrieved it from Santpoort noord of zuid ? Noord-Holland, Netherlands

09/11/2011 MISS.momo placed it in Santpoort noord of zuid ? Noord-Holland, Netherlands

08/04/2011 MISS.momo retrieved it from Mysterie Puzzels # 5 Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

08/03/2011 KON100 placed it in Mysterie Puzzels # 5 Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

08/01/2011 KON100 retrieved it from Vorsicht Flugzeuge Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

07/31/2011 Team Sonneneis placed it in Vorsicht Flugzeuge Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Wow, thanks, that's 4,952.55 miles away

07/26/2011 Team Sonneneis retrieved it from Groundspeak Headquarters

07/22/2011 wolf4 placed it in Groundspeak Headquarters

07/18/2011 wolf4 took it to Kalaloch Washington

07/14/2011 wolf4 took it to Jimi Hendrix Museum and Shrine

07/11/2011 wolf4 retrieved it from Kokopelli's Trail Cache

Thanks for the great photo!

06/23/2011 akabumper placed it in Kokopelli's Trail Cache

04/13/2011 akabumper retrieved it from Tooth Fairy

04/13/2011 - kwbforest placed it in Tooth Fairy

March 30th, 2011 - kwbforest retrieved Miss Lady Bug and Custom TB #25 (Cachekinz) from Can't Read or Write

March 25th, 2011 - j9cache & Mike(j9+M) placed Miss Lady Bug and Custom TB #25 (Cachekinz) in Can't Read or Write

March 25th, 2011 - j9cache & Mike(j9+M) retrieved Miss Lady Bug and Custom TB #25 (Cachekinz) in Can U Here Me Now? #4

January 8th, 2011 KaiWarrior matched #25 with Miss Lady Bug Travel Bug. They are now traveling together as an official TB! Thanks so much for setting this up...it's great #25 will no longer roam alone. See images.

1 2 3

December 18th, 2010 OneKindWord received #25 from Team Tiger Pride in Cheyenne, WY (GC2JWYQ) Will move it on!

November 4th, 2009 "DOND Man" reports dropping of #25 in Button, Button (GCN0DM)
Thanks for the great picture; looks like you are all having a great time!

October 19, 2009 Retrieved by "DOND Man"

October 9th, 2009 Placed #25 in GC1TOVR "Hound Dog" (Kansas City, MO) 436 Miles from home


25 End The looong journey of #25 is chronicled above !
26 Reverse side of TB shows the Number Last Seen: This Travel Bug has not been placed in a Geocache - yet
27 Reverse side of TB shows the Number Last Seen: This Travel Bug has not been placed in a Geocache - yet
28 Reverse side of TB shows the Number OUT OF CIRCULATION
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SET #2 --- RELEASED IN EARLY 2012


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Set #2 NOTES ON THE JOURNEYS - Descripton: CUSTOM CERAMIC TB'S - SET #2 (ID # etched on the back of bug)
#120320_01 Reverse side of TB shows the Number May 27th, 2013
jbuyense Left this coin in GC420PN, "Just off the Trail"

May 14th, 2013

jbuyense picked up Bug #120320_01 from River Cache:Remnants(http://coord.info/GC1Y2X2)

December 20th, 2012
TeamSPAM found custom TB 120320-01 in GC3PMMF "HWY 20 West Penny Lane Travel Bug Motel"

August 24th, 2012
Jim McMahon reports "Left this TB in GC3E3KB ?Know your attributes cache today.

June 30th, 2012
Jim McMahon was kind enough to rescue custom bugs #1, #5, #8, and #9 from his vandalized geocache! Thanks Jim!


Rescued!

Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

#120320-02 May 9th 2012
It was found by "Dustin & Maddi" in GCP4AK "Take Me Out..."; they sent these pictures...thank you! Dustin writes "the picture I've attached is with 19 other trackables that we've picked up from Indiana/Illinois' - now this little guy is also on his way to Indiana. Safe journeys to all, humans and bugs!

Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

#120320-03 Reverse side of TB shows the Number Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

#120320-04 Reverse side of TB shows the Number Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

#120320-05 Reverse side of TB shows the Number June 30th, 2012
Jim McMahon reports his geocache had been vandalized; he found #5 still waiting for pickup and left her in "Jackson 1" for another geocacher to move along

Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

#120320-06 February 2nd, 2014

Dreamcatchr writes:
"The other day (Feb. 2nd) when I was geocaching with Scribble Scribe, we found one of your costume made TBs. We found coin #120320-06 And oddly enough, we found it in Vernon Marsh!! I see it was there a few years ago! It was in a cache called, "Barkley's Cache" GC22WWT. Scribble Scribe actually has the coin himself. Good luck on its journey"

May 26th, 2012

Scooter2010 placed Custom Travel Bug #120320-06 in "Lynn and Alfred" (GC388J5) in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin.

Scooter2010 provides a little history:
Genesee Depot is famous for the Ten Chimneys estate previously owned by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine. Alfred was a famous actor and director, becoming a star in 1919. Lynn was a British actress and a major stage star in the U.S., with popular acclaim in 1921. The Lunts lived for many years at Ten Chimney's, but never had children. Lynn passed away in 1983, and Alfred passed away in 1977. There are tours of Ten Chimneys available [for] a fee. The Lunt Fontaine Nature Center is near Ten Chimneys. The nature trails are great, with lots of birds and wildlife.

Thanks again Scooter2010 for the pictures and the historical details; I've actually passed the "Ten Chimney's" sign on I94 many times in the last few years; always wanted to stop and take a closer look. Next time I will!

May 20th, 2012

Scooter2010 reports finding 120320-06 at the Vernon Marsh in Southeastern Wisconsin. The cache is titled "Vernon Marsh Virgin", GCIEKTK. Scooter2010 writes: "The cache is located near a tiny waterfall, so the travel bug has been enjoying the soothing sounds of flowing water". Sounds like a delightful place, thanks for the update Scooter2010!!

Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

#120320-07 Reverse side of TB shows the Number Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

#120320-08 Reverse side of TB shows the Number August 16th, 2012
BET BIL "located your travel bug in a cache in South Dakota at Wasta West Bound Cache and will be taking him for a ride in few days as I head home to Ontario, Canada"

June 30, 2012
mcg30 placed Custom Ceramic Travel Bug 08 in Triviality #3 cache

June 30th, 2012
Jim McMahon was kind enough to rescue my Custom TB's from his vandalized geocache! Thanks Jim!

Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

#120320-09 April 20th, 2014
Tara, Jon Van Dyke and Emmaline from Kimberly, WI picked up travel bug #120320-09 from "The Hive" (GC1E18W). They will advise when they drop her off. Thanks for the great pics!

September 22, 2013
jawarrior placed 120320-09 in "The Hive" (GC1E18W) Lapham Peak State Park on the Ice Age Trail. jawarrior reports it was found in August in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

June 30th, 2012
Jim McMahon reports his geocache had been vandalized; he found #9 still waiting for pickup and left her in "Jackson 1" for another geocacher to move along

Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

beadblue.jpg Reverse side of TB shows the Number January 15th, 2013
Coastalsmiths reports this bug languishing "in the middle of the Vernon Marsh just off of Frog Alley" in GC1YCM0. They will move it along!

Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

beadbluegreen.jpg Reverse side of TB shows the Number Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)

sunface.jpg Reverse side of TB shows the Number Originally Placed March 20th, 2012 in "Jackson 1" (GC306RG)


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