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Msg: 665826
Kirbert Subject: Re: Do you plant while visiting kinfolk/on vacations/reunions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 12:01 AM
Reply to: Msg 665808 by Bumble
Feel free one and all to orphan some boxes in my area, I'll take care of them!

Oddly enough, I very rarely get offers to adopt any of my boxes. Doesn't bother me much, but I am a bit surprised. I'd think that more boxers would be up for adopting boxes in their area. That's something even newbies can do, before they've built up enough confidence to plant their own boxes.
Msg: 665827
Kirbert Subject: Brewton
Board: State: Alabama
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 12:11 AM
Are there any boxers that frequent the Brewton area? I'm thinking not, since I didn't find any boxes listed there. Still, on my way through today I stopped at the airport S of town, and it's a beaut! There was an aerobatic club there, and they were taking turns flying around in the sky doing loops and rolls while others on the ground chatted with them via radio and told them how they were doing. Wanted to plant one of my airport boxes, but alas we were pressed for time and I didn't see a convenient hiding spot right off. Plus, it'd probably be better to check with the administrator of the airport itself, presuming it'd end up on airport property, and I didn't have time to go through that.

I can also report that just up the road -- just within the town limits of East Brewton -- is one of the best BBQ joints we've ever visited, a place called Hog Heaven. Simply awesome ribs. The wife described the ambience: "As soon as you walk in, you think the food's gotta be really good!" They clearly didn't spend anything on overhead.

Anyhow, if you're up for planting a box for me within walking distance of the Brewton Municipal Airport, drop me a note. Thanks!
Msg: 665828
Kirbert Subject: Re: Do you plant while visiting kinfolk/on vacations/reunions?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 12:17 AM
Reply to: Msg 665467 by Kirbert
Wow! Those results aren't even close!
Msg: 665829
FORAYCH Subject: Re: new years
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 12:25 AM
Reply to: Msg 665821 by shiloh
Happy New Year to all the creative and amazing people in the AQ Community! Thanks for the fun the past few years - hope to enjoy even more in 2012! You all are my sanity...really...truly...I'm not just saying it... :)

Msg: 665830
storm rider Subject: Re: new years
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: storm riderProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 12:33 AM
Reply to: Msg 665829 by FORAYCH
Happy New Year back to all of you! Scary that we are the sanity...but nice too :-)
Msg: 665831
FORAYCH Subject: Re: new years
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 12:38 AM
Reply to: Msg 665830 by storm rider
It is a bit scary, yes! :P LOL!! Happy New Year!!

Msg: 665832
wassamatta u Subject: Re: new years
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 12:42 AM
Reply to: Msg 665829 by FORAYCH
You all are my sanity.

I have been called many, many things over the years. But that's a first.

Happy New Year, Jeff.. and EVERYONE!!!
Msg: 665833
FORAYCH Subject: Re: new years
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 12:47 AM
Reply to: Msg 665832 by wassamatta u

Happy New Year - thanks for all the joy you bring to AQ!!


PS: Glad I could be a first for you ;)
Msg: 665835
turtlelove Subject: Re: Gah!
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: turtleloveProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 2:39 AM
Reply to: Msg 665752 by The Wolf Family
there are 3 planters in the state of NC that are in the 250 Hall of Fame planting category

Soooooo tell her you are in Mooresville and then bait her with some interesting historical tidbits. ;)

Is that all we have to do? Hi, I'm Turtlelove, and I'm in Denmark...I will be planting many boxes that have historical tidbits...

Now, come and get them!!!!!!!!! :o)
Msg: 665837
Mama Stork Subject: Re: Want to read Inheritance by Paolini?
Board: Reading Room
Author: Mama StorkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 3:40 AM
Reply to: Msg 665655 by Traveling Garden Gnome
Msg: 665838
Guzzelin' Gal Subject: Re: grumble grumble grumble
Board: State: Massachusetts
Author: Guzzelin' GalProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 3:57 AM
Reply to: Msg 665775 by Arf!
Thanks Arf! I was looking so forward to going all week. I couldn't believe it when I started getting sick. :(
Msg: 665840
20 Questions Subject: Re: Strange find in downtown Charlotte
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: 20 QuestionsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 4:45 AM
Reply to: Msg 665789 by The Wolf Family
That is strange .
Msg: 665841
theseekers1108 Subject: Re: New Year!
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: theseekers1108ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 4:47 AM
Reply to: Msg 665819 by The Wolf Family
Did you make it all the way up 'til Midnight, Dina B?

Yes, as a matter of fact, I DID !
BARELY, but I made it ! You're right... I'm NOT a night owl.... I'm the Early bird !!

HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone !!!
Much love and best wishes for a healthy and happy 2012 !!!

Dina B. & Charlie
The Seekers 1108
Msg: 665842
Baqash Subject: Re: Recording finds via box radar
Board: Box Radar
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 4:49 AM
Reply to: Msg 665798 by Beardog
BR and battery usage.

Both the gps running and leaving your screen on are going to suck juice. The display is probably your biggest energy hog.

assuming you are boxing in one general area, you can turn the gps off on your phone once you have sucked the clues into the phone. That will save on battery. You can also turn off your screen between uses, which will help save on battery. If you are driving a lot between boxes, you can plug your phone into your car charger between stops. If I'm doing some marathon boxing or camping where i may not have access to electric for a time, I carry an external battery/charger which allows me to use the phone while it is transferring power to it (or just let it sit). The external battery can go in a pocket and you carry the phone as normal just with tether while it is charging.
Msg: 665843
Subject: A Thank You/Challenge/Encouragement
Board: State: Michigan
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 4:51 AM
Happy New Year, Michigander letterboxers!

My wonderful husband gave me a gift of several letterboxing days this past week and after completing my visit to Bellaire, MI, I checked my find total and I now have over 1400 finds, most of them in Michigan. So thanks to all of you planters for the fun I've had discovering Michigan!

Now...I'd like to challenge and encourage you to plant in 2012 so I can reach 1500 finds without having to drive 2 hours (not that I don't enjoy visiting those wonderful spots of our great state) :). It would be wonderful if boxers from around Michigan could plant boxes within an hour of Grand Rapids. Kent county, Allegan county, Ottawa county, Muskegon county, Newaygo county, Mecosta county, Montcalm county, Ionia county, Eaton county, Barry county, Kalamazoo county, Van Buren county....lots of choices!! If you haven't planted before, here's your encouragement! If you haven't planted in awhile, please do so again! If you haven't planted in this part of the state, we welcome your stamps! And, while you are planting a box or two, you could find some of the wonderful plants in the area as well.

So, no rush. You have 365 days left to do this. I do believe snow is finally coming sometime soon, so spend your winter thinking about what to carve, or digging through a drawer of already carved stamps to find the perfect plant.

Bless you all in 2012. I hope to meet more of you either on the trail or at an event.
Angel Winks
Msg: 665844
theseekers1108 Subject: Re: Strange find in downtown Charlotte
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: theseekers1108ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 4:58 AM
Reply to: Msg 665789 by The Wolf Family
That is definately strange.....

Yes, did remind me of Junior's Castle. I'm so wanting to get back there and take a BEE of some kind, to put on one of the Alters. Neither Charlie nor Papaw have been there. Maybe this spring we can visit again !

Dina B.
Msg: 665845
Squirrel Nutkin Subject: Re: Gee, they are still alive?
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Author: Squirrel NutkinProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 5:00 AM
Reply to: Msg 665812 by Oldhounder
Hi Old Hounder and Siamese, Happy 2012! Glad you are enjoying the sun!
Msg: 665846
Team Awesome Pants Subject: Happy New Year, All!
Board: State: Indiana
Author: Team Awesome PantsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 5:05 AM
Made it to 100 Plants just under the Wire of 2011!
Thank you to BBStacker, Cootie Queen, Crazy 8'z and Pigeon825 for the push on those last few.

Canal Murals: Little Bubbles (Indiana's 2011 BOM)
Canal Murals: Abominable Snowman
Canal Murals: Butterfly Flower Girl
Canal Murals: Quetzalcoatl
Canal Walk: McCormick's Rock Trio
Msg: 665848
Warrior Woman Subject: Grateful 2012
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 5:36 AM
As some of you know, I had major surgery in 2009, venomous spider bite with complications in 2010, and we topped off 2011 with a brain tumor. Altho I have not been able to be out on the trails of late, I still feel quite close and up to date with my favorite hobby thanks to AQ. The love and support I have and continue to receive from my letter boxing family has kept my spirits up and looking forward to a bright future.

With GRATEFUL thanks to you all!

The grateful Warrior Woman
Msg: 665849
Tri-Colored Paws Subject: Re: Happy New Year
Board: State: Maine
Author: Tri-Colored PawsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 5:46 AM
Reply to: Msg 665806 by Minowa
"Happy New Year" to you, too and everyone here on AQ! My goals.....get back into the game. :)
Msg: 665850
BBStacker Subject: Re: Happy New Year, All!
Board: State: Indiana
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 5:48 AM
P-167F-2618M-2123Profile updatedPremium
Reply to: Msg 665846 by Team Awesome Pants
Way To Go TAP. That's quite and achievement. Jo and I are proud to have helped you find a location for that BOM.
Msg: 665852
Trailhead Tessie Subject: Re: Recording finds via box radar
Board: Box Radar
Author: Trailhead TessieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 5:53 AM
Reply to: Msg 665842 by Baqash
Is there a way to freeze the screen on a certain point in the clues so I don't keep losing my place? My phone keeps turning the screen off and locking, which is OK because it saves the battery. But when I unlock it, although still on the clue page, I'm back up on the top of the page. For a series with several boxes it's very tedious to keep going back down to the right spot in the clues.

What would be even cooler would be if you could touch a spot in the clues and leave some kind of mark, or cross off a part of the clues. When I'm carrying paper for a series I will often use my pen to cross off the parts I've already done just to make it easier to find my spot in the clues.

Also, is there any way to increase the font size? I appear to be getting old.
Msg: 665854
Tri-Colored Paws Subject: What have your learned from AQ?
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Tri-Colored PawsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 6:16 AM
I have learned alot of things thru letterboxing but one of the most useful in my everyday life, is the intense colors I see in nature on my walks. From pastels of spring to earth tones of winters, these colors I bring into my real world and end up using them to help me make my everyday choices in life.

Last month as I was getting ready for work, I choose an odd combination of redish/orange long sleeve v-neck, layered with a blue/white/gray overshirt. Sounds odd and I didn't understand why it went together but for some reason it did. It felt really nice. Then I stepped out my front door to do my barn chores and discovered the exact same color combination was in the sky as the sun was rising and peaking thru the clouds on our winter horizen.

Letterboxing is more than just boxes, more than meeting new people. To me, it's about change, and seeing the world around me change with the seasons and learning that people can also change. Thru the darkness, the sun will rise; the clouds will disappear, and if you look very closely, not only will you see the rainbows but you will be warmed in the bright sunshine.

Thank you AQ for bringing fun and adventure into my life and helping me to stop and smell the roses along the way. Your job here is so much more important than just a web site. You are touching and changing people lives everyday. Thank you.
Msg: 665856
Amyrica Subject: Re: Logbook maintenance needed!
Board: State: Georgia
Author: AmyricaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 6:36 AM
Reply to: Msg 665771 by Shorty

I'll be down there in February and would be happy to get it for you if I'm able to find time to letterbox. AQ mail me if you don't hear from any locals.

Msg: 665859
ArtBoy Subject: Re: Brewton
Board: State: Alabama
Author: ArtBoyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 7:05 AM
Reply to: Msg 665827 by Kirbert
My Dad and two brothers live in Atmore and my sister lives in Flomaton and another brother in Range. When I go down that way to visit, I often take 31 from Evergreen through Brewton, but I am not looking at making that trip again anytime soon.

If I see I'm heading that way I'll let you know far enough in advance if you still need a box planted.

I'm s l o w l y carving a stamp to plant in Atmore, for the next trip down, so it may be sooner than I think. I'll keep you posted.

Msg: 665862
Baqash Subject: Re: Recording finds via box radar
Board: Box Radar
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 7:10 AM
Reply to: Msg 665852 by Trailhead Tessie
i agree with you on both those counts and have not found a good solution except maybe to print the clues when it is a local series.

Msg: 665864
Red Cruzsader Subject: christmas stuff
Board: Whedonverse
Author: Red CruzsaderProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 7:20 AM
My son got me a Spike & an Angel action figure for a gift.
That's my boy!
Msg: 665865
Aiphid Subject: Re: Recording finds via box radar
Board: Box Radar
Author: AiphidProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 7:23 AM
Reply to: Msg 665862 by Baqash
That's my biggest pet peeve with using a phone! It should remember where you are, but it ends up going back to the top. When I'm on a hike with the phone, I'm constantly moving back to where I was instead of hiking.

I'll take a fresh look into it, but I can't promise anything :/

Msg: 665866
Kaaren the Vampire Slayer Subject: Re: Nathan Fillion is in my bedroom!
Board: Whedonverse
Author: Kaaren the Vampire SlayerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 7:25 AM
Reply to: Msg 665815 by Trekkie Gal
Msg: 665867
turkey feathers Subject: Grinchfest
Board: State: New York
Author: turkey feathersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 1, 2012 7:25 AM
Just want to say thanks to the Groundhogs for a great job done on the Grinchfest. It was great seeing everyone and that we had decent weather. Snow would have been nice but the mud was fun never the less. Great foods,inky fingers and fun carves. Thanks again. Fairy Princess had a great time with all the kids too
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