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Churchill - the Adventure - NOW BIGGER AND BETTER!
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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 374
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jun 19, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horray! The GPS Wolf Hunt Passports were delivered to me this afternoon. I will have them at the Zoo event for anyone that is interested.

See you on Sunday,

Sandra
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Old Billygoat



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 88
Location: Just south of Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jun 19, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were also travelling and caching to Thompson on the 30th and would like one in hand also. Well see you at the zoo event and purchase one.
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Old Billygoat



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
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Location: Just south of Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jun 27, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the passport, we used it today and got our first stamp.
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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jul 06, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me be the first to post a huge THANK YOU!!!!! to Z'tirnats and Z'ad for organizing this trip. As I am sure you can tell by reading any of our logs from that trip, we all had a blast. Stan and Lynn were superb tour guides and had all the details planned out for us so we just had to show up and head off on our next great adventure. The train ride was as slow and painful as they had warned us about, but with all those geocachers on board taking up the whole "first class" car, how could you not have a good time? There are so many memories I have come away with after this trip - it really was the trip of a lifetime. I feel sorry for those who weren't able to join us. Just in case there is a Churchill II trip planned for the future you might want to start saving your pennies now - you won't regret it.

Thanks again Stan/Lynn - I loved every minute of it. And thanks to the rest of the group for all the laughs and good times - can't wait to see all the pics.

P.S. this has been stuck in my head all day ....

Hudson Bay Line

Well, the first time I rode on the Hudson Bay Line
I went to buy a ticket and I was doing fine
I asked the station agent how soon my trip would end
He said, "You'll get to Churchill, boy, but only God knows when."

Chorus: On the Hudson Bay Line
On the Hudson Bay Line
Hell of a time
On the Hudson Bay Line

Well have you got a schedule, let's have a look at it
Yes I've got a schedule and it ain't worth two bits
Just take along a lot of grub, enough to see you through
You might get there in three four days or maybe a week or two.

Well the cars were old a draughty 'round the windows and the doors
We sat on wooden benches and we slept on wooden floors
A big pot-bellied stove, it was rusted all to hell
For heatin' and for cookin' and for spittin' on as well.

We stopped at creeks and clearings, we stopped at lakes and fords
We stopped beside the muskeg where mosquitoes came in hoards
We stopped at bays and rivers, at rocks and waterfalls
We even stopped at places where there's nothin' there at all.

"Now boys, we've hit a washout," the conductor he did say
"And if she don't get mended I'm afraid we're here to stay.
I need a bunch of volunteers, that's you and you and you."
I broke my back a-linin' track until the train got through.

Well now they've got a diesel train that's really mighty nice
Now they've got a cat train that goes across the ice
Then they've got that airline, it's all the latest fad
But they are never gonna have the good times that we had.
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Ztirnats



Joined: 20 Jul 2006
Posts: 199
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jul 06, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pictures can be posted in the Gallery section of this website. They have begun already.

A big thank you to all the geocachers that went, it was easy to coordinate with such a fine group. We would be more than willing to spend 18 1/2 hours x 2 on a slow train again with the likes of you all. (Next time we derail it in Gillam and get the two caches there)

The town of Churchill will NEVER be the same again....

Z'tirnats and Z'ad
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Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 109
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Jul 06, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to request that everyone upload their pictures from the trip to the MBGA Gallery in the Churchill Album. It is probably easiest if you create a sub-album and put your pics inside it if you have quite a few.

If you have any issues please let me know.
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burchil



Joined: 26 Jun 2005
Posts: 108
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jul 07, 2009 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks from the Burchil[l] clan to Z'tirnats and Z'ad for organizing this trip. We had a wonderful time. It might be a bit until I can post pictures.
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swordsandarrows



Joined: 26 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2009 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an awesome trip!

Thanks for all your hard work on putting together such a great excursion Stan and Lynn! Kids had a great time ( never mind mom & dad !!)
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Trove Chasers



Joined: 10 Sep 2007
Posts: 75

PostPosted: Jul 07, 2009 3:34 am    Post subject: Churchill- The Adventure Reply with quote

Thank you Stan & Lynn for organizing this great trip for our group.

4 tanks of gas $157.00.
1 hotel room in Thompson $95.85.
Churchill Adventure $757.80.
Memories,knowledge and experience gained -PRICELESS!!!!!


Where can we go next year?
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glacier_ice



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
Posts: 760

PostPosted: Jul 07, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Answer: Back to Churchill! (I'll go next year!)

So far, great photos. Looked amazing up there.
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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
Posts: 687
Location: Ste Genevieve

PostPosted: Jul 08, 2009 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great trip. The Turnips did an absolutely amazing job organizing the tour of Churchill. Thank you. I didnt have to worry about a thing just enjoy every minute of it. Our bus tour guide/bear guard was informative and entertaining, as was the director and student tour guide at the NSRC. Everywhere we went in Churchill I was treated well and enjoyed great service. And of course I had the pleasure of spending six days with a fun bunch of cachers! Churchill seems to have something different for me each time I visit and this time the highlights were winding through ice flows in Zodiacs and touring the NSRC while it was active with student researchers.

To play a video snippet of the MBGA cachers at the Chilly Churchill cache, click the following link (14 MB):

200907030824_CapeMerry_GeocacheChillyChurchill

A big thanks to our hosts, the Turnips (a.k.a. Stan and Lynn):


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Old Billygoat



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
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Location: Just south of Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jul 12, 2009 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Lynn and Stan for all the work that went into making this such a great vacation for us. We really enjoyed it and have lots of good memories.
We got back home yesterday after a 2000km trip from Winnipeg to Thompson and Churchill. Then from Churchill to Thompson, Snow Lake, Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage, The Pas, Swan River, Neepawa, Gladstone and then home. I had a couple of rough days with the flu, and Im still getting over the resultant head cold, but still, we had a great time exploring and caching. We found 58 caches, had a couple of DNFs and found all the wolves. Well upload some pictures once we organize them a bit.
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Georgia



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 150
Location: East St. Paul

PostPosted: Aug 13, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Gypsy's Reply with quote

Did y'all see in the paper yesterday where the owner of Gypsy's was convicted of tax evasion and fined over $100,000. Yipes!!
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