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Friday, May 30, 2014

Meet Fred

Fred came into my life a little over two years ago.  His role back then was quite different than it was now.  Fred had a penchant for scaring young children, often much to the delight of younger or older siblings involved.  Under bedsheets, in the fridge, in the toilet, there seemed to be no end to Fred's reign of terror.

Over time, Fred mellowed out.  Eventually, he retired to the cubbyhole inside our living room end table.  Gone were the days of screaming children, taunted by his dagger-like florescent green eyes.  Fred led us all to believe he had walked off into the sunset, never to be heard from again.

We were wrong.

Fred's back and, to the surprise of us all, he's taken an interest in geocaching.  He said he's been cooped up all this time, and is ready to get out and explore the world around him.   Also, he wants to get out and socialize with human beings, without scaring the bejeezus out of them.


Let's hit the trail.


 I  think we're dealing with a kindler, gentler Fred.  He has, however, provided me with a list of pet peeves, and he wanted me to share it with you.


  • Being alone.  Fred hates solitude.  He won't go caching alone, and hates being left in the woods.
  • That screeching sound a lamp post skirt makes when you lift it up.  No matter how much you try to avoid it, you're gonna scrape it against the pole.  Like nails on a chalkboard, he says.
  • Phantom log signatures.  If you want to say you found the cache, get out and go find the cache.  Fred can do it, and he doesn't even have any limbs.  Or a torso, for that matter.
  • Frogs.

Fred is ready to tackle a keoki_eme cache!


Fred doesn't ask for much.  In fact, all he really is asking of the geocaching community is that if you see him at an event, or out on a cache hunt, to give him a shout out, and log it at geocaching.com.

See Fred's Page Here

7 comments:

BLOODHOUNDED said...

You are even cachecrazier than I! AWESOME!
Let's track his progress and post his travels here. I love it!
Great work!

BLOODHOUNDED said...

Also, please post the GC URL here so we can see his page when it's published. Thanks!

Dave DeBaeremaeker said...

Fred is freakin terrifying :) I love it.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Fred is awesome! Is he going to be in a cache or is he a TB? I hope to meet him in "person" some time!

smithie23 said...

Fred's homepage is http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=2779015. He will making an appearance today at 11:11:11AM at GC34KJD. Stop by and say hi!

The plan is to have Fred at events, and to dip him in caches on group hunts, so other members may discover him. I don't plan on dropping him in caches, per se.

smithie23 said...

BTW, his trackable ID is TB3E2JJ.

Harold said...

Lunch with Fred at the 11.11.11 @ 11:11:11 Yumm event was fun. It would be cool if someone could bring him to the hockey night event also. Dave I know you can't make it but maybe someone else can bring him.[:)]

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