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Msg: 822437
Kirbert Subject: Re: Publishing on AQ.....?
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 1:22 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822416 by Green Tortuga
Well, since some of us are working with 17" screens while others are working with 4" screens, I guess you gotta decide what you're gonna do.
Msg: 822439
The Cats Meow Subject: Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Board: State: Ohio
Author: The Cats MeowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 2:15 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822419 by R gang
Happy New Year to you all as well.
Msg: 822440
KnottyKnitterDirtMonkey Subject: Happy New Year!
Board: State: Alaska
Author: KnottyKnitterDirtMonkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 2:38 AM
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Happy New Year to all of my fellow Alaskan boxers near and far! I hope you have a wonderful year full of many found boxes and trails free of mosquitoes and dangerous critters! I hope we will meet in the coming letter boxing season!

Best wishes to everyone!
Msg: 822441
KnottyKnitterDirtMonkey Subject: Re: I get to visit Seattle!
Board: State: Washington
Author: KnottyKnitterDirtMonkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 3:03 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822270 by FloridaFour
When I visit Seattle (once a year about, like in May of 2014) I LOVE going downtown. I have eaten at some of the restaurants (like Pegasus Pizza (Alkai) and Flying Fish) and enjoyed both of them.

Also, I have done the underground tour. SO MUCH FUN! Highly recommend that. I have pictures from it and I still enjoy some of the things I learned from it. We did that a few years ago.

The aquarium is something to behold. I really enjoyed that. Also, Pikes place is fun, but only once maybe. I don't enjoy going because it's such a tourist trap, but it was fun to go once. If you do post crossing, load up here! The EMP was cool. It's an ugly building but don't let that dissuade you from going. It was enjoyable once, but shouldn't be on your list if you're only going to Seattle for a day or two.

If you enjoy funky cool areas of town, head up to Capitol Hill and have a look see at the gay area of town. Lots of cool shops up there too. I hear from a friend who lives in Seattle, goats are popular pets up there right now. Also, there is a Harry Potter themed letterbox in a 'wiccan' shop in Seattle. I can't remember the name of it, but that area of town has a lot of cool stuff, where that shop is located.

Highly recommend Gas Works park for carving or planting. :) On a sunny day, bring a blanket to sit on the grass (geese poop here).

As far as shopping goes, the places I went where I got cool stuff: The Sock Monster (delicious gelato shop nearby), Archie McPhee (cool postcards and goofy stuff), Uwajimaya (amazing asian market), Kinokunaya (LOVE this bookstore with cool stuff), (There is an AMAZING letterbox a few blocks away from here in a small beautiful park. Highly recommend it), check on Yelp!, it was a great help in finding cool places to eat and shop.

If you're staying in Bellevue (I think), head up north to Everett and catch the boxes in the large park there. You'll have several days worth of boxes to find. :D We went for 12 hours and didn't find but maybe half. I think it's Forest Park. Mt. Vernon has a nice park too where there are a bunch of boxes.

This is only my input as a regular visitor and tourist there. I can only offer what I've enjoyed. You might have better luck with other suggestions too, depending on how you like to visit places. :)
Msg: 822444
BBStacker Subject: "Friends" Tab is Blank
Board: Walking4Fun
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 4:22 AM
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Selected this tab this morning and nothing was there except the buttons on the right. Refreshed, logged out and in, clicked the link below the maps - it all ended up with a blank screen.

The buttons on the side seemed to work fine. All other tabs appeared normal.

Maybe I wore it out? :-)
Msg: 822446
Don't Panic Subject: Re: "Friends" Tab is Blank
Board: Walking4Fun
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 4:45 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822444 by BBStacker
Selected this tab this morning and nothing was there except the buttons on the right.

Nope mines blank as well. I'm thinking that Walking4Fun and Facebook rang in the New Year together, and Walking4Fun got the bright idea to defriend us all this morning.
Msg: 822447
mudflinginfools Subject: Re: Thinking Ahead...to Christmas in August!!
Board: State: Maine
Author: mudflinginfoolsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 5:11 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822426 by Seagull
There will be an update very soon...

But yes, we will have a tree trimming contest - trees at individual sites.

Angel Treads has a few ideas to make the Progressive Dinner festive...

But do keep those easily portable lights and trimming handy. Time to pick up that clearance tree at Lowes?

And those UGLY sweaters... don't pack them away... they could win you some letterboxing swag : )

Happy New Years everyone!
mud
Msg: 822449
Subject: Re: Davis, CA folks
Board: State: California
Author: stardawn20ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 6:01 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822233 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
thanks so much! What a help. my friend has found herself a beautiful rental house in Davis with a few others.

I am sending her little things in the mail along with your info, she loves all of this for sure.

SD20
Msg: 822451
Subject: Re: cardoon
Board: Food For Thought
Author: GeedyupProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 6:21 AM
P-12F-541M-253Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 821720 by Geedyup
The mystery vegetable was pretty tasty. Thanks everyone for your ideas! The kids said, "Good, but not as good as artichokes." They are fans of artichokes. Maybe because of being allowed to make a big mess of the table with all the leaves. Or being able to dip in lemon butter sauce. Or because I only buy them when they are on sale. The flavor of cardoon was somewhat similar to artichokes.

I made cardoon gratinee, with cream sauce, parmesan and lemon zest. And everyone said they'd eat it again.
Msg: 822452
Subject: Re: Suggestions Please
Board: State: Oregon
Author: BuggylouProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 6:33 AM
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Reply to: Msg 821766 by dancingpecan
Thanks for all the suggestions- love the walkscore site. There's also a padmapper that will show apartments near transportation. Looking forward to boxing in the northwest!
Happy new year.
Msg: 822456
Subject: Re: Mystery vs Puzzle
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: HoneychyckProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:06 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822305 by Dizzy
Thank you. This was roughly what I was thinking, too. What's driving me batty is that, since the event location is inherently known, then technically there are no mysteries... but I want there to be ;)
Msg: 822457
Subject: Re: "Friends" Tab is Blank
Board: Walking4Fun
Author: tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:08 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822444 by BBStacker
ok, that's really weird. i feel sort of like i'm walking in fog. . .i know you're all out there, but. . .

we're gonna have to wait for The Great Green One to wake up. *nodding* it's broke.

~tigs (off to walk more, starting the year right)
Msg: 822458
Subject: grateful for our other website
Board: Walking4Fun
Author: tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:10 AM
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thank you to this community, as well as AQ. Thanks to the W4F, i walked 328 out of the 334 days i was registerd on W4F. i walked a little over 1193 miles - not quite the AT in a year, but a lot more than the Long Trail. i finished 3 trails, with one more 11 miles from done (hoping to finish today).

Not a bad year - and the company was TERRIFIC!!

~tigs
Msg: 822459
taylors Subject: Happy New Year
Board: State: Connecticut
Author: taylorsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:11 AM
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Happy Letter Boxing New Year to everyone. May we all meet our goals or just have fun in our boxing searching this year.
Msg: 822460
Cherokee Rose Subject: Re: My "Libations" HIPS Box
Board: State: Georgia
Author: Cherokee RoseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:13 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822379 by ArtBoy
What does "Bump" mean? (Sorry I am behind the tech slang time line). Lol
Msg: 822463
FloridaFour Subject: Re: I get to visit Seattle!
Board: State: Washington
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:39 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822441 by KnottyKnitterDirtMonkey
Wow, all those little shops sound soooo neat!!!

I definitely want to actually see some of those neat places, as well as get some letterboxing in. So that is a good way for me to do it... find cool place... find the boxes near it.
Msg: 822464
FloridaFour Subject: Re: I get to visit Seattle!
Board: State: Washington
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:42 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822421 by Green Tortuga
I make a great tour guide

Hmmm, whatever gave you that idea? I will AQ you as soon as I figure out my schedule. Sounds good. I have some good shoes!
Msg: 822465
Don't Panic Subject: First box of the New Year
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:53 AM
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Got out early today and got our first 2 boxes of the New Year, in 19 degrees (Fahrenheit not compass. Now we are home and starting dinner, Yankee Pot Roast, Mmmmm Mmmmm!
Don't Panic! ~ box safe it's icy out there.
Msg: 822466
koalacat Subject: Re: grateful for our other website
Board: Walking4Fun
Author: koalacatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:53 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822458 by tiggermama
Congratulations on your accomplishments!
I need to get back to keeping track of what I walk on that site. Without a pedometer, it is rather tedious. An app on my cell phone would act like I walked all the way across the parking lot when I stayed in my apartment, so I couldn't count on it. Maybe this new one will keep track better.
Msg: 822467
Don't Panic Subject: Re: grateful for our other website
Board: Walking4Fun
Author: Don't PanicProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822466 by koalacat
An app on my cell phone would act like I walked all the way across the parking lot when I stayed in my apartment, so I couldn't count on it.

you'd be surprised how many steps you can rack up just walking around the house or apartment, it's more than you think.
Msg: 822468
Mama Stork Subject: Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Board: State: Ohio
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 7:58 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822419 by R gang
Isn't it wonderful when LB friends are NYE friends as well? Happy New Year to you all!
Msg: 822469
Mama Stork Subject: This year I will...
Board: State: Ohio
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 8:06 AM
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What letter boxing goals/resolutions do you have? I am focusing on the big picture this year, as simply getting out and boxing is a bit of a challenge lately so with that in mind my plans are

To clean/ sort/ organize the several boxes of supplies etched I have accumulated. I am sure I have a few errant HH in the chaos, so will be getting those back in circulation as well as planting any misc. stamps I find and assembling quite a few log books!

To box more with Chickabee. I've got a kid who likes to box. Why am I not making the time?

To have quarterly boxing adventures with TMD. Seriously, once a year is not enough

Hoping 2014 is generous to all and that our paths cross occasionally

Mama Stork
Msg: 822470
The Wolf Family Subject: Re: grateful for our other website
Board: Walking4Fun
Author: The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 8:07 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822467 by Don't Panic
you'd be surprised how many steps you can rack up just walking around the house or apartment, it's more than you think.

When I started on the site I didn't have a pedometer. I ONLY tracked my miles on weekends or sometimes during the week when I went for hikes. I'd slap on the My Tracks app and use that.

I really had no idea how many miles I was missing during the week until I got a pedometer half way through the year. It turns out that I easily walk a mile every day at work with the long walks to and from the parking lot, across the building, up and down the stairs, through the parking lot for lunch. That's an easy minimum of 5 miles per week that feels like I've done nothing for it.
Msg: 822475
Mama Stork Subject: Re: Lightening the Load
Board: Box Radar
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 8:23 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822326 by Kirbert
Kimberly, what compass app are you using? Sounds like one I would appreciate!
Msg: 822478
Dizzy Subject: Re: Mystery vs Puzzle
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: DizzyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 8:37 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822456 by Honeychyck
since the event location is inherently known, then technically there are no mysteries

There can be. List the box with a mystery location and make it completely necessary to solve the clue to get the start point. Do NOT list it on the event page. Use the state or county as the location (or none at all) and then only the people that do their homework will even know that such a box exists in the area. If it's possible to leave it in place after the event, that's even better because then people that couldn't make it will have the chance to find it.

But yes, if you list the box on the event then it really needs to be a puzzle not a mystery.
Msg: 822482
FloridaFour Subject: Re: This year I will...
Board: State: Ohio
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 8:41 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822469 by Mama Stork
Oh geez, I have a lot of spring cleaning to do....

I have hundreds of LTCs that need to go into a binder.
I have several stamps that need to find homes... am sending at least 2 of them away!
My craft area of our bedroom needs reorganizing.
I need a glass top for my table, so I don't have to worry about cleanup or scratches.

Get my find count to 500.
Plant a longer hike series in Starkey Wilderness Park. (Last year's plan that didn't happen).
Co-hosting a big (hopefully) event March 2015 with NMC at Hillsoborough River State Park, Thonotossassa, FL.

I have a couple other goals, but they are for me to know, and you all to find out. Heeheehee.
Msg: 822485
airstream dreams Subject: Re: Happy New Year
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: airstream dreamsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 8:53 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822423 by Goofy girl
Thanks GG, I looked for the happy, happy, happy, button but didn't see it. 2014 is gonna be AWESOME.
Msg: 822487
oceanwinds Subject: Re: Happy New Year
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: oceanwindsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 9:06 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822404 by tiggermama
Happy New Year! Today is my oldest son's birthday. He and his wife and our grand baby spent the night with us last night and it was good to have him here with what wasn't a good end to the Old year. But hoping for a better 2014
Msg: 822488
The Merry Pranksters Subject: The Twilight Zone
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Author: The Merry PrankstersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 9:07 AM
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FYI - The marathon is now on the SyFy channel! ;o)

Pete
Msg: 822489
Dusty Trail Subject: Re: Made our goal of 100 boxes this year!
Board: State: Tennessee
Author: Dusty TrailProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2014 9:28 AM
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Reply to: Msg 822410 by WiseOldOwl
I'm planning on it! :)
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