Hello, Mrs Hg137 here.
The mission for this much-travelled bug … “On our 30th anniversary, Sep 3rd, 2013, My wife and I will travel to where the travel bug rests to retrieve it. Keep it moving, Don’t want to end up going to Dunsmuir Calif to pick it up !” This is a nifty idea for a travel bug mission; maybe we’ll try something similar.
The travel bug was released in late 2008 at ‘25th Anniversary Cache’ in California (appropriate, if you do the arithmetic!) and has notched up 22000 miles in the intervening 5 years. Somewhere along the way, it lost whatever it was originally attached to, and is now joined onto a cardboard heart. I’m not sure that the owner, ‘peaceofmind’, was around to collect it on the appointed day as we found it soon afterwards at Bletchley Park.