Taking our own advice from Dare 1, we headed off on a geocaching excursion today with the Little Yellow Postauto, a Travel Bug we picked up in Vienna. Travel Bugs are small trinkets with coded tags that are moved from cache to cache by geocachers and tracked on geocaching.com. They come in all shapes and sizes; many have missions. Postauto hopes geocachers will send his German family a postcard.
In Vienna, we put our first Travel Bugs into the field. Annabel made miniature eye portraits and wrote a mission on the back: to return to Berkeley. After three weeks, our eyes have begun the journey:
- Merriweather’s eye is hidden in a cache in Oresin, Czech Republic
- Annabel’s eye is at the University of Iceland
- Nettie’s eye is with the Brown family in Raymore, MO
- Peabody’s eye is at a park outside of Tulsa, OK