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How I Found a Message in a Bottle Older Than Me – By Stepping on It!
One day in February of 2008, I stepped on this message in a bottle:
That’s how I found it—no kidding: I stepped on it. I was walking on dunes covered in vines and succulent tropical plants, and suddenly my foot slipped off something roundish. When I pulled back the vines, there was this bottle, glinting sunlight back at me.
Valentine’s Day Message in a Bottle Leads to Year Long Quest for Authors
Here’s the beautiful, romantic message in a bottle I found in 2007. This greeting of peace and love was sent by Ed and Carol Meyers on their first wedding anniversary, which was Valentine’s Day, 1999. You may recall that the brown smudges on the message are the remains of their wedding cake – they had saved a piece of it for their first anniversary, and included some in their Valentine’s Day message in a bottle!
I googled the names I found on the message, Ed and Carol Meyers, and found nothing. I searched the Fredericksburg white pages; nothing. I even emailed the resort whose stationary they used for the message, but never heard back. Continue reading →
Message in a Bottle, Cake in a Bottle. What’s The Difference?
In 2007, I found this message in a bottle. It was one of the first messages I ever found, and also one of the strangest. I didn’t know it yet, but this wasn’t just a message in a bottle. It was also a cake in a bottle!
I found it on the beach of this one desolate island I hiked to with my brother and my dad. Here’s a map of the hike we went on that day: Continue reading →