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Msg: 27451
Bungalow Boxer Subject: Re: Augusta GA needs letterboxes :-) (X-Post)
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 5:07 AM
P-437F-10446M-2327Premium
Reply to: Msg 27402 by YankeeChiK
I could always send down a box, but not until after July 17th!

Music Woman
Msg: 27452
Subject: Background
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Author: zoemommaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 5:19 AM
P-105F-546M-1504
Thanks, Ryan, for the holiday background. Today begins the July 4 holiday. Remember to be careful and safe, and to fly our nation's flag......that represents all the freedoms we enjoy in this country. God bless America!!
zoemomma
Msg: 27453
Subject: Re: Augusta GA needs letterboxes :-) (X-Post)
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: YankeeChiKProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 5:28 AM
P-22F-587M-326Premium
Reply to: Msg 27451 by Bungalow Boxer
Thanks Music Woman! I'll email you!

YC
Msg: 27454
Subject: Re: Lock n Locks in Georgia
Board: State: Georgia
Author: MoonBunnyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 5:44 AM
P-31F-312M-525Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 27435 by YankeeChiK
My Publix, in north metro Atlanta, has pulled their displays and does not seem to carry lock-n-locks anymore. I've had good luck finding letterbox-sized L-n-Ls at Target. Wal-Mart carries some, but usually in too large a size for me.

MoonBunny
Msg: 27455
Dances With Music Subject: Disney and Crystal Beach???
Board: State: Florida
Author: Dances With MusicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 6:16 AM
F-58M-4Inactive > 1 year
okay, so tommorow morning i leave from Ny to florida. unfortunately Via airlines, so i can't catch any boxes along the way. however, i'm spending alot of the time there at disney, and a day or two at crystal beach. i know you take route 5 to get to crystal beach. i'm curios if there are any boxes in any of these areas. i'd try a search but i'm so unfamiliar with the area that its hard to know what i'm looking at. thanks!

~DWM
Msg: 27456
SunFleur Subject: Re: Gathering Organizers:
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: SunFleurProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 6:49 AM
P-40F-989M-244Premium
Reply to: Msg 27372 by sojourner
Hi Sojourner

I tried the link and it didn't work? Does one need to be a member of the yahoo groups in order to have access?

Thanks!
SunFleur
Msg: 27457
SunFleur Subject: Re: Tracing Paper
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: SunFleurProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 6:52 AM
P-40F-989M-244Premium
Reply to: Msg 27373 by Ladybugs Picnic
Thanks for the tip! :)

I use Mastercarve and Orange PZ Cut - any suggestions for transfer with those?

SunFleur
Msg: 27458
SunFleur Subject: Re: Zen Letterboxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: SunFleurProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 6:56 AM
P-40F-989M-244Premium
Reply to: Msg 27447 by Lock Wench
Lock Wench - I'm so sorry about your boxes :(

Hang in there! You can do it. Just keep chanting 'Ooommm' with your pinkies up in the air.

I can't do lotus either, but I do sit sort of cross-legged and it seems to help center me.

SunFleur
Msg: 27459
SunFleur Subject: Re: Columbus, Ohio Help
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: SunFleurProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 6:57 AM
P-40F-989M-244Premium
Reply to: Msg 27443 by Being Shielded
I'm not in Ohio, but what kind of help are you looking for?

SunFleur
Msg: 27460
Mn8X Subject: Re: Columbus, Ohio Help
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Mn8XProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 7:12 AM
P-48F-1104M-4483
Reply to: Msg 27443 by Being Shielded
I live in Gahanna, a little suburb of Columbus. And I'd love to help. What do you need me to do?
Msg: 27461
Subject: Re: Columbus, Ohio Help
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Being ShieldedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 9:25 AM
P-20F-186M-192Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 27443 by Being Shielded
Thanks, SunFleur and Mn8X for the offers. I need a scout at this point (services I've asked of Mn8X), but I know I'll be need more assistance later.

Sarah
Msg: 27462
ringnsing Subject: Re: Letterboxes Lost to Flood
Board: State: New York
Author: ringnsingProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 10:59 AM
P-1F-495M-111PremiumInactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 27418 by Scout
Scout,
I hope your pumping of water was only from your basement. I'm lucky here in West Endicott, to live just far enough from the river and the creek to not have been affected, other than the minor inconvenience of boiling water. When the waters go down, if you need help checking on any of your boxes (that I've found and know where they should be), let me know. I guess we should all be on the lookout for those "hitchhikers" that could end up anywhere!
ringnsing
Msg: 27463
shiloh Subject: Re: Securing Letterboxes
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: shilohProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 3:49 PM
P-27F-166M-6998
Reply to: Msg 27445 by BrewHiker
Quote "Hide" boxes indoors.


I have a couple of places that would make good *inside* hiding places, museums and such. How do you pitch the idea? and how do boxers find them? Do they have to ask a certain question?

Shiloh
Msg: 27464
shiloh Subject: Re: Zen Letterboxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: shilohProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 3:56 PM
P-27F-166M-6998
Reply to: Msg 27447 by Lock Wench
Quote I had to embrace a more Zen attitude


If that helps great, personally I'd like to go ballistic on them. That would be my therapy. :)

Shiloh
Msg: 27465
Subject: Re: Securing Letterboxes
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: zoemommaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 3:58 PM
P-105F-546M-1504
Reply to: Msg 27463 by shiloh
I have a couple of places that would make good *inside* hiding places, museums and such. How do you pitch the idea? and how do boxers find them? Do they have to ask a certain question?

I have an indoor box and the clues lead the searcher to the store, then they must ask for it. In Ohio there is a box in a library.....clues there too, but you wind up having to ask due to the rearrangement of the library. In both cases, ask the place first and they will usually be in agreement. You will probably have to explain about letterboxing though.
zoemomma
Msg: 27466
Dances With Music Subject: Re: Disney and Crystal Beach???
Board: State: Florida
Author: Dances With MusicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 4:08 PM
F-58M-4Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 27455 by Dances With Music
oppps. i'd meant clearwater beach. i was kinda posting this just out the door.
Msg: 27467
markandsuepepe Subject: Re: Background
Board: Dead Horses, Lemurs, and Kittens!
Author: markandsuepepeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 4:13 PM
P-199F-1498M-694Premium
Reply to: Msg 27452 by zoemomma
And regardless of how you feel about the war in Iraq, think a kind thought for our armed forces there.

Mark
Msg: 27468
Rosmarinus Subject: Re: Columbus, Ohio Help
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: RosmarinusProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 4:37 PM
P-97F-3146M-1607Premium
Reply to: Msg 27461 by Being Shielded
I'm in Delaware County, just north of Columbus.
Msg: 27469
Mn8X Subject: Re: Securing Letterboxes
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Mn8XProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 5:41 PM
P-48F-1104M-4483
Reply to: Msg 27465 by zoemomma
Quote and how do boxers find them? Do they have to ask a certain question?


We found an indoor 'box in New Orleans. It was planted in conjunction with a geocache. Using the coordinates for the geocache you had to find the right "person behind the desk" to ask. Well, our GPS was way off that day and we wern't sure if we were in the right building. We were wondering around looking at the GPS and the clue page. Finally we walked up to a "person behind a desk" and said "This is a stupid question, but do you know where we can find the...". She jumped in, "Geocache?" she asked. "I was wondering how long it would take you to figure it out." She said she gets a total kick out of watching people walk around outside the building and in the lobby with a dazed and confused look on their face.
Msg: 27471
BrewHiker Subject: Re: Securing Letterboxes
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: BrewHikerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 7:48 PM
P-110F-845M-5503
Reply to: Msg 27463 by shiloh
When it came time to "hide" the City of Homes letterbox, I knew where it was going. It just kinda struck me one day (really hard, too). I'm not a regular purchaser at the place, but I'm in there enough that I think I'm recognized. Anyway, I asked if he'd heard of letterboxing. No. Geocaching? Yes. My explanation went on from there, and now the hand-carved, hand-bound hand-sanded and painted letterbox resides in one of the display cases.

To get the box, people have to complete a 13-question quiz about places on the Driving Tour of Homes. If they've got all the answers right, they get the box.

I've found letterboxes indoors as well. At one in D.C., I had to ask the bartender to check the lost and found drawer under the cash register. Then, as I was stamping in over a pint, I had to explain letterboxing.

At one in Fort Myers, I had to ask the proprietor if they happened to have a runcible spoon. At another in Fort Myers, I had to say "Ain't no place like this place, so this must be the place."And at another, I had to say, "We have a reservation under the name of Mr. Colorful Characters." That one took a bit of explaining and finding the manager because the hostesses didn't know what I was talking about.

At the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, you have to do a song and dance about "the Fox Box" and recite the actor's guild secret code... just kidding!

It can be done. It's a lot of fun! Just pick the right place and everyone will have a good time! Plus, you can do it while it's raining! The only catch: business hours.

StarSAELS
Msg: 27472
BrewHiker Subject: Re: Securing Letterboxes
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: BrewHikerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 7:50 PM
P-110F-845M-5503
Reply to: Msg 27463 by shiloh
Oh, and I REALLY want to put SpaceShipOne - Relaunched! in the flight museum at Warner Robins AFB, south of Macon, GA. Should get a lot of passersby, especially since admission is free!
Msg: 27473
Subject: Halifax?
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Author: IthacabelleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 7:56 PM
P-18F-241M-56Inactive > 3 months
I'll be in Halifax for a day. Any that aren't posted on AQ?
Ithacabelle

Maybe I'll plant one while I'm at it - we plan to go to Shakespeare in the Park there, and we just did one for the Shakespeare in Delaware Park in buffalo, ny.
Msg: 27475
Dixie Subject: Dixie Boot Tracks Box released.
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: DixieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 8:04 PM
P-232F-189M-8645Inactive > 3 months
just to let Y'all know that the clues for Dixie Boot Tracks LB has been released to the public!!

Thanks Wolf Family for making my stay in Charlotte last weekend a bit more rewarding and I am glad you found Boot Tracks fun!!

:-)

DixieKin
Msg: 27476
Subject: Re: Halifax?
Board: Province: Nova Scotia
Author: JiggsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 8:17 PM
P-132F-3822M-345
Reply to: Msg 27473 by Ithacabelle
Hi there.

Was in Halifax in May.

The Backpackers Hostel LB is easy to get to in downtown Halifax. Royal Halifax is about 5 -10 miles north. Afraid that's about it.

The rest of the NS boxes are primarily in Cape Breton, and scattered throughout the NS mainland. (We've done them all except Yarmouth).

Cheers, Jiggs
Msg: 27477
Dixie Subject: oops...Re: Dixie Boot Tracks Box released.
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: DixieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 8:29 PM
P-232F-189M-8645Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 27475 by Dixie
Msg: 27478
Subject: Re: Columbus, Ohio Help
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Being ShieldedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2006 11:28 PM
P-20F-186M-192Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 27474 by Pioneer Spirit
Thank you. Currently, Mn8X is doing some scouting for locations at parks around the Columbus Convention Center. Everything is taken care of for now, but it's good to know I can call on peoples.
Msg: 27480
Subject: Re: Zen Letterboxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: DoctroidProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 2, 2006 5:20 AM
P-1F-105M-166Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 27447 by Lock Wench
Absolutely. I know little to nothing about Zen, but I do know that while a letterbox can in principle last for decades, it also can be gone in a moment -- due to malicious people, careless people, animals, floods, bulldozers, any of a dozen other causes over which we have no control. You know that when you plant it, and yet you do it -- because you know that while it lasts, it provides enjoyment.

In the final analysis all art is ephemeral. Only the time scale varies. Which isn't to say it's not a sad thing when a letterbox is lost, only that this is the way of things. Say goodbye, then carve another.
Msg: 27481
Subject: Re: Zen Letterboxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: Lock WenchProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 2, 2006 5:48 AM
P-391F-1125M-2956Premium
Reply to: Msg 27480 by Doctroid
Dead on, Doc. You said it better than I could.

LW
Msg: 27482
Subject: Re: Zen Letterboxing
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: zoemommaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 2, 2006 6:22 AM
P-105F-546M-1504
Reply to: Msg 27480 by Doctroid
Very well said...............z
Msg: 27483
hawkeye Subject: Jdog's box
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Author: hawkeyeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 2, 2006 6:43 AM
P-206F-3539M-951
As many of you know Jdog is my 9 year old daughter. She currently has a box that she would like to see planted out of state. She thinks that it would be fun to send it somewhere far away. Is anyone interested in helping this little boxer??
hawkeye
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