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Sat, Dec. 30th, 2006, 07:38 pm
li_kao: Travelin' Bugs

I received a Unite for Diabetes travel bug in the mail last week, and I just launched it out today in a cache near my house that I hadn't yet logged for some reason. I'd not heard of Pontianak, Indonesia before, but I now know that it's the capital of West Kalimantan. I noticed that the closest geocaches are just over 100 miles from the city, but maybe someone in the area will establish the first geocache in Pontianak with this travel bug!

I did my usual yearly donation to the American Diabetes Association this month, and decided to go for something a little different for this coming year. I created a travel bug in honor of a young boy I know who was diagnosed with type I diabetes two years ago this day. Its goal is to travel to all 50 states, and I'm pledging $10 for the first time it's logged into a cache in each state. I've had really spotty luck with travel bugs, with several going AWOL, and I'm hoping that this one has a better run.

Here's hoping.