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Christmas Caper II

Party attendees load up on food and drink while discussing this year's caching adventures. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Jessica's geocaching cake not only tasted great, but matched the day's theme. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Not to be outdone, Charlotte's (Team GeoDillo) pie also combined taste with a caching motif. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
The back lighting was terrible for the camera, but great for the party goers. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
TreyB opened up the white elephant exchange. He would use his first spot to have his pick of the gifts later. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Scott (Team GeoDillo) unwraps his Rube Goldberg-like wind-up toy. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Charlotte (Team GeoDillo) sports a nice Garmin cap. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Shannon (Team Bohica) tries to figure out just what she has. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Marilyn (threelanes) opens up her gift, a "road turtle". Not removed from a public road, we assume! (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Sarah (threelanes) opens up a desk organizer that had been set free by Coppertone, only to have it returned via gift exchange to a spot two feet from its former home. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Penny (Coppertone) checks out her monocular. Someone snatched it from her later. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Penny finds Team Gecko's reaction quite amusing. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Penny's dreams of things to do with her "round tuit". TreyB relieved her of it soon thereafter. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Candy (Moosie Girl) prepares for takeoff. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Karlie (Team Gecko) opens up her prize, a whoopie cushion, put to good use the rest of the party. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
The Christmas Caper one-day cache contained geocaching themed items, including tree ornaments and magnets. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Group shot number one, in front of Penny (Coppertone) and Robert's (Austin Explorer) Christmas tree. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Group shot number two. Common theme here? Penny's eyes are closed in both shots! (Photo by Austin Explorer)
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