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BWTG - May 2019

16 May 2019, 06:30 - 07:30

BWTG - May 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:30am - 7:30am.

What's Special on today?


1770 – 14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.
1843 – The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
1866 – The United States Congress establishes the nickel.
1869 - Cincinnati Reds play their 1st baseball game, win 41-7
1891 - George A Hormel & Co introduce Spam
1918 – The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later.
1960 – Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser (a ruby laser), at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
1966 – Artist, Bob Dylan releases the first ever double album in popular music history.
1988 – A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.


1801 – William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (d. 1872)
1905 – Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
1919 – Liberace, American singer, pianist, and actor (d. 1987)
1955 – Jack Morris, American baseball player
1964 – John Salley, American basketball player and actor


1956 – H. B. Reese, American candy-maker and businessman, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (b. 1876)
1984 – Andy Kaufman, American comedian and actor (b. 1949)
1990 – Sammy Davis, Jr., American singer, dancer, and actor (b. 1925)
1990 – Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, and producer, created The Muppets (b. 1936)
2010 – Ronnie James Dio, American singer, musician, and producer (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell, and Elf) (b. 1942)
2013 – Dick Trickle, American race car driver (b. 1941)

Today is ” Love a Tree Day ”!

According to the website, today is ”Love a Tree Day”. Although they admitted they could not find an origin for the day or even the creator, and it’s a couple weeks after the traditional Arbor Day celebration at the end of April (although Maine which does it for the full 3rd week in May so we're good there), I don’t see a problem in showing a little bit of love towards one of Mother Nature’s nicest contributions to geocaching.
Trees are a good thing. They give us shade, comfort and warmth. They give off oxygen, too. There are many, many benefits provided by trees. We can hide caches in them too. They can provide a variety of caching experiences from a simple pill bottle in roots or a split in the trunk. And then there's the nice fun climb of 40-50 feet in the air to fill that Fizzy Grid. But of course who doesn’t love those nanos in a big ol’ bushy pine… yeah.
So, you have a good reason to love a tree or two. And what better way to toss some shade their way than to go out caching today and find some tree hides!

Quote of the day – “I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.” - Rodney Dangerfield

The event??
Breakfast With The Gang. Breakfast With The Geocachers. Bulging Waistlines Totally Grew. Breakfast With The Goofballs. Beware When Travis Geocaches. Breakfast With Team Geochef. Best Way To Geocache. Breakfast While Talking Geocaching. BWTG="Brian-Wussy; Travis-Greatest".

Call it what you want, but whatever you call it, it IS good food and great company. So let's get together, talk caching, and eat!

Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:30am - 7:30am. (Oh yes, AM, in the morning, bright and early, rise and shine sleepy head). You may stay longer if you'd like, that depends on what time you have to show up for work or be somewhere else.

We will be meeting for a good, hearty breakfast at LaRue’s Family Resturant, with easy access from US-131 and I-94.

Everyone is welcome at the event!

What Do I Bring?
Bring a good, hearty appetite and be ready to share some of the best memories you have of geocaching; including, but not limited to, best caches, best events, best hospital story, best encounter with local law enforcement authorities, etc.

Celebrating a Milestone?
We want to know! Post it on the event page and you'll be acknowledged here as an official part of this event's history!

What do I do AFTER the event?
If you don't have to go to work or be somewhere else, we suggest you get out and cache!!! Either alone or with one of the groups that will, undoubtedly, be formed before, during or after the event. A great geocaching day can start here!
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 AM until 7:30 AM
LaRue’s Family Restaurant
6375 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI  49009
Additional Info:
Meet & Greet
Registration is not Required
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