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_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Huggy Family have 10% Success Rate. Reply with quote

Did that title get your attention? Wink Well, actually having 100 of your first 1000 caches being FTF's is by any measure a great achievement!

I'm not sure to thank, or curse M.S. The Brain and Pinky for introducing their relatives, the Huggy's to Geocaching.

Starting in August of 2006 this family of four has met their goal to do a 100 FTF's in their first 1000 caches, and to make it even more difficult make the 1000th cache the 100 FTF. They have made a point of seeking out quality caches as well as placing quality caches. Well, ok, the occasional race to beat me to a FTF may have come into play too!

Now you may ask why would I curse the fact that they started Caching? Because personally I don't think I'd get FTF on a cache that would be placed on my doorstep with this competitive group of cachers on the loose!

Midnight cache hunts with small or non existent flash lights, on rainy nights with 'not the right footwear' is no reason for this team of cache commando's to give up on the hunt. But it is all in good fun, and I for one enjoy the thrill when I manage to scribble my initials on a log book on a new cache before the Huggy's. Their puzzle solving abilities have amazed many a cacher, as its always a team effort for this close knit family.

I also can curse the Huggy's for the amazing cache hides and puzzles. Creative, innovative, ingenious. I'm sure many area cachers have had to shake their head after a tough hunt and say to to themselves 'wow, that is brilliant' after hours spent solving a puzzle, or after repeated trips to a cache location. This family has made some very memorable caches and puzzles which enriches all of our caching experiences.

I can thank M.S. & Pinky for introduction the Huggy's to Geocaching, for all the above reasons, a little competition, some great caches, some very fun times and something even more important, some new friends.

There have been memorable moments too. Working together on a tough puzzles, sharing a joke during lunch while out on cache hunt, enjoying a glass of wine after a long day of cache hunting at Geowoodstock IV. Hey Peter, how did you get lost from the Airport? You do have a GPS don't you? Wink . (Yeh Yeh, sure its your Brother-in-laws fault!).

Peter, Leona Jeff and Sean ended their quest for the 100/1000 on a trip to Bluff Park on Galiano Island. A great way to meet their goals. Forest Magic (GC1TXAF) seemed to the perfect end to the quest. A never found cache, in a beautiful location that 'hopefully' would have an empty log book when they arrived. Sure enough after loading their bikes onto the ferry, and making their way across (literally, you never know who may be hunting that cache at the very moment!) the island they indeed were first-to-find, and logged their 1000th cache and 100th FTF.

To end, Thank You Huggy Family! For new caches, new challenges and new friendships. Here's to 10FTF's in the next 1000! (snicker snicker).   full article.
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HuggyFamily



Joined: Apr 07, 2007
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: Huggy Family have 10% Success Rate. Reply with quote

We truly are grateful for all of the friends we have met during our 3 years of caching. It truly is a community of caring, interesting, and fun people!!!

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geodug



Joined: Apr 13, 2004
Posts: 161

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Huggy Family have 10% Success Rate. Reply with quote

One of my favorite moments with the Huggies was during Woodstock last year near Sacremento. We were group caching in multiple cars near the famous Folsom Prison.

Mr Huggy picked up one of the two way radios we were using to stay in touch with each other. It was loud, it was inspirational, it was pretty pitchy dawg.

For the good times, altogether now:

"I hear the train a comin´
it´s rolling round the bend
and I ain´t seen the sunshine since I don´t know when,
I´m stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin´ on
but that train keeps a rollin´ on down to San Anton..

When I was just a baby my mama told me. Son,
always be a good boy, don´t ever play with guns.
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry.."
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wildbeanz



Joined: Apr 04, 2005
Posts: 96
Location: Port Coquitlam

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Huggy Family have 10% Success Rate. Reply with quote

Now try for the challenge- NO FTF in the next 1000 caches- give us other cachers a chance !

Congratulations to a great family both as geocachers and great folks.... and musical too.
May all your caches be big ammo cans !
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