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Last Block Party this summer
« on: March 28, 2015, 19:53:19 »
Based on this blog, this year's Block Party (at Groundspeak Headquarters in Seattle, WA) will be the last one:
http://www.geocaching.com/blog/2015/03/attend-the-last-geocaching-block-party/

If you are ever interested in earning the special Block Party icon, along with enjoying the International Geocaching Film Festival, the APE mega-event, Lab caches, the Headquarters cache itself (with its own unique icon) as well as a fun geotour and many more activities for all ages all bundled in a single week-end, this summer is your last chance to do so.

We recommend to combine this with a tour of the area, be it Washington State, Oregon (where the world's very first geocache was placed) and/or BC.
There is no shortage of breathtaking destinations, be it along the beaches or around giant volcanoes.
And if you are interested in completing the Jasmer challenge, you will also find a number of famous super oldies (placed in year 2000) in the Pacific NorthWest - including the second oldest active cache in the world, and a tribute plaque to the very first cache ever placed along with two nearby tribute caches.
If you like finding "mythical" caches, then you can't pass up the "trilogy": the Groundspeak Headquarters cache, the Original Stash Tribute Plaque cache, as well as the tribute APE cache: Mission 9: Tunnel of Light Reclaimed (placed where one of the APE caches used to be located but no longer counting as an APE icon). There is even a challenge cache for that accomplishment, but I can't remember the GC#.

Have fun,

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Re: Last Block Party this summer
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 20:12:21 »
If you like, you can also combine the Block Party with a geocaching-themed cruise (and optional land tour) to Alaska, hosted by a Groundspeak Lackey.
Details here:
http://www.travelingtroubadour.com/GeocacheAlaska2015.htm