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Msg: 711715
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Welcome to the Cooties message board!
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 12:07 AM
Reply to: Msg 711562 by The Twilight Jedi
Is this correct?

Yep. *nodding*

-- Ryan
Msg: 711726
The Lost Boys Subject: Re: Felt Bag for Stamp Tutorial?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: The Lost BoysProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 4:39 AM
Reply to: Msg 711699 by WiseOldOwl
Thank you so much! That makes it look so much easier. I've never been able to sew, and that will help a lot!
Msg: 711728
Jaxx Subject: Lancaster Bound
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Author: JaxxProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 4:49 AM
It's family vacation time, and I'm heading down to Lancaster, PA with my RBB's (Reluctant Boxing Buddies) and two Noxers, but I will find boxes....oh yes; I WILL find boxes, nonetheless.

I have a couple I want to get on the way down there, but have to make sure they don't take too long in 90+ heat. Ah, but there are some near caves and some in buildings and some in cemeteries an they are all calling my name!!!!

While there, I will probably mix it up with boxes at places we are going to, a couple the RBB's said that they'd like to do with me and others that I will get in the mornings while the gang is still sleeping.

It's always a delicate balancing act when going on vacation with a group like this, but it'll all be good!!!

Hope everyone enjoys their Independence Day and Weekends

Msg: 711729
Southpaw Subject: Re: Rhode Island Treasure Hiker Program
Board: Region: Northeast
Author: SouthpawProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 5:02 AM
Reply to: Msg 711687 by System
I think Wanda's wanda rings is probably great and I've been wanting to do them for a long time. The carvers are amazing.
Msg: 711733
Subject: Happy AQVersary all!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Goofy girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 6:02 AM
Lucy Locket, 7; Heart Writer, 6; Peace Maker, 6; The Pathfinder, 5; Captain Slick Kitty, 5; IRA Boxer, 5; Three in a tree, 5; Boston Terrorists, 4; Spiral Fire, 3; Seekers Two, 3; Puzzled Gardeners, 3; southernboySC, 2; love birds, 2; WiggleWorm, 2; The Sassy Bulldogge Lady, 2; Three Keys, 2; EarResponsible, 2; Frog Prince, 2; The Bicycle Adventurers, 1; Team Runte, 1; DevilinDog, 1

****throws confetti, releases balloons, and rolls out the cake****

Msg: 711738
Janila Subject: Re: I Just Baked...
Board: Food For Thought
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 6:38 AM
Reply to: Msg 711564 by Fluffy Cow
This was my dessert from last night.

OK, I just have to ask, did you have goat cheese, fresh raspberries, puff pastry and thyme sprigs on hand or did you have to plan and shop for this. I sometimes worry about my pantry when I see the supplies that I DON'T have around when recipes like this sound good. I don't even know WHERE to buy goat cheese!
Msg: 711740
turkey feathers Subject: Rochester Rendezvous
Board: State: New York
Author: turkey feathersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 6:48 AM
Just wanted to say what fun we had yesterday. Job well done jackbear and joystar for hosting such a great event. Shelter location perfect, food and beverages delicious, carves spectacular, trails wonderful (jealous of all the oak trees). Liked the garbage plate idea and how we built on it through out the day. It was great to see old faces and new ones. Wished we could have gotten more exchanges and chatted some more. We all know how that goes with unfound tupperware awaiting. And the breeze with the 93 temp quite nice. Thanks again for a great time
Msg: 711741
Subject: Macaroni salad
Board: Food For Thought
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 6:56 AM
I have a question on how to make macaroni salad stay creamy. I went to a grad party last year and the mac sal was so good. I asked the guy how he did it and he said he just used regular Hellmans mayo. When I do that, the pasta tends to absorb the mayo and it gets dry. I cant imagine using the whole jar of mayo, but maybe thats what i need to do? Hello calories!!

My friends mom said something about how she lightly coats the pasta in oil first before adding the mayo, to help it a bit. Unfortunately she is on vacation and I cant ask her. I need it for tuesday.

any ideas on how to make it creamy and stay creamy over a few days?

Msg: 711743
Fluffy Cow Subject: Re: I Just Baked...
Board: Food For Thought
Author: Fluffy CowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:07 AM
Reply to: Msg 711738 by Janila
Goat cheese- had to buy
raspberries- yes, we have plants in the back yard
thyme- yes, I grow basil, thyme, oregano and parsley
Puff pastry- I had some left over, but had to buy.

Goat cheese is available pretty much any grocery store. Even Walmart. I usually make a more involved dinner on Friday nights so I try to plan ahead as much as possible. Always check local resources like farmers markets and such. Even though I live in Podunk, NC (aka Fluffy Edge of Doom) I found local providers of goat cheese, meat, and blueberries!
Msg: 711744
muddy paws Subject: Re: Time to Set Sails - Ship of Fools!
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Author: muddy pawsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:10 AM
Reply to: Msg 711702 by Kit Kat 61
It just wont be the same without you and Miss Penguin running around. But chin up... only 365+ days 'till next years grateful event!

Love and purple kisses to you both.

~Muddy Paws
Msg: 711745
Fluffy Cow Subject: Re: Macaroni salad
Board: Food For Thought
Author: Fluffy CowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:13 AM
Reply to: Msg 711741 by Crazyolis
Hello calories!!

Ha ha! You want calories??

Make the pasta in the box (or 2) of Kraft deluxe macaroni and cheese. Mix the cheese package with some mayo, shredded carrot, chopped celery and onion (and whatever other veggies you normally use). Stir in a tablespoon or 2 of sugar, salt and pepper. Mix with macaroni. Add additional mayo if necessary. This one also stays wetter for you.

As for normal mac salad, stir in a bit extra mayo right before serving... it won't have time to soak up and will be delightfully creamy. Can't really help you for the few days after.
Msg: 711747
Mn8X Subject: Re: Next Month Las Vegas, maybe see Grand Canyon~Which Rim?
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Author: Mn8XProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:25 AM
Reply to: Msg 711697 by Wendy
We were at the south rim just a few weeks ago. A gentleman from Spain was having trouble getting around. He didn't speak English and his niece who did speak English got sick and backed out of the trip last minute. He really wanted to see the glass balcony so I asked the guide about it. She said it was 5-1/2 hours west on the Indian reservation; not actually part of the national park. He had just come from Las Vegas but was willing to back track just to see it.
Msg: 711749
Subject: Re: HOT
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: The BorgasProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:29 AM
Reply to: Msg 711464 by tiggermama
From one reptile to another! The only reason I haven't been boxing this weekend was because I had to change a fuel pump in my truck and I've been helping my son work on his roof. The only thing I DON"T like about this weather is that Moose will turn our A/C up until you could hang meat in the house! I go from shorts and t-shirts to sweats!! Hoping to get out and box a bit today- hey I fixed the truck, I should be able to go somewhere, right??!!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July! Stay cool (or warm if you prefer!!)

Msg: 711752
turkey feathers Subject: Re: Lancaster Bound
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Author: turkey feathersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:43 AM
Reply to: Msg 711728 by Jaxx
Darn, saw Lancaster and thought you were coming to Lancaster, NY!

turkey feathers
Who's planted up his hometown of Lancaster, NY
Msg: 711753
Rowdy Rodeo Roosters Subject: Re: Distance Icons
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Rowdy Rodeo RoostersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:43 AM
Reply to: Msg 711709 by GreenJello
I'm getting images of the curvature of the Earth coming into play and hearing the song "Paved Paradise".
Msg: 711756
idlemoon Subject: Re: Lancaster Bound
Board: State: Pennsylvania
Author: idlemoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:55 AM
Reply to: Msg 711728 by Jaxx
If you can sneak away for a meet and greet dinner or lunch let me know. Blue delft and I are always game.

Msg: 711758
Subject: Re: Macaroni salad
Board: Food For Thought
Author: The BorgasProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:58 AM
Reply to: Msg 711745 by Fluffy Cow
Moose (who is the cook of the family) says to make it up like usual, store in tightly sealed container. Make extra sauce and put it in when you get to your event. That way the mayo won't absorb. Goes without saying to keep pasta and extra sauce chilled. Good luck!!
Msg: 711759
Wendy Subject: Re: Macaroni salad
Board: Food For Thought
Author: WendyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 7:59 AM
Reply to: Msg 711745 by Fluffy Cow
Something that will help.... make sure all your ingredients are very cool, including the macaroni which needs to be fully cooked, not al dente which will mean if undercooked, it will continue to try absorbing moisture. Also don't over drain the pasta product any extra moisture that clings is a good thing. And as mentioned above, extra dab of mayo at the beginning will help as well.

I like to work at the salad while the mac. cooks by chopping the ingredients (celery, onion, coarse chopped green and black olives, etc. ) then when pasta is ready, add and mix all those ingredients before adding the mayo.

Please note.... I don't actually use mayo for mac salad but rather Miracle Whip Salad Dressing. I use Helman's/Best Foods Mayo on my Potato Salad which is another layering process... LOL, seems like I "work" at making these "tossed" together salads!

Msg: 711760
DoubleSaj and Old Blue Subject: Gettysburg, July 2,1863: In the Hands of Providence
Board: History is Alive
Author: DoubleSaj and Old BlueProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 8:04 AM
With the battle raging to the north in the Wheatfield, (see my previous post) both armies raced to get troops on Little Round Top. The Union was first by some 15 minutes. Sent by Brigade Commander Colonel Strong Vincent to defend the southern slope of Little Round Top, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain found himself and his 20th Maine at the far left end of the entire Union line. The 20th Maine’s orders were to hold their position “at all hazard.” He understood the strategic significance of the small hill. The men from Maine did not wait long for the 15th Alabama under Col. William C. Oates, to charge up the hill, attempting to flank the Union position. Time and time again the Confederates struck, until the 20th Maine was almost doubled back upon itself. With a third of his troops down and ammunition nearly gone, Chamberlain recognized the dire circumstances and knew he could not hold his position and could not retreat. His only option was to charge the enemy…”BAY-o-nets!!”, he cried out.

He ordered his left wing to initiate the charge. The 20th Maine charged down the hill, with the left wing wheeling continually to make the charging line swing like a hinge, thus creating a simultaneous frontal assault and flanking maneuver, capturing hundreds of the Confederate soldiers and successfully saving the flank. During the charge, Chamberlain came face to face with a Confederate captain who was aiming a Colt navel revolver at his face. He pulled the trigger but the gun misfired. Chamberlain now with his sword at the captain's throat, demanded that he yield which he did. Chamberlain kept the revolver.

Chamberlain sustained two slight wounds in the battle, one when a shot hit his sword’s scabbard and bruised his thigh, and another when his right foot was hit by a piece of shrapnel. Many years after the war, a soldier named Herbert Heath of the 15th Alabama wrote Chamberlain to tell him that twice during this battle he had Chamberlain in his sights, but both times “a queer notion” came over him and he could not pull the trigger. The soldier said he was glad how things turned out. Another trooper of the 15th Alabama wrote after the war that he too had Chamberlain in his sights, but just as he fired, a Maine private stepped in front of the Colonel and was shot dead. It is said and Chamberlain himself believed that he was “In the Hands of Providence.” That BTW is the name of a good biography about Joshua Chamberlain.

Note: Strong Vincent was killed minutes after he placed the 20th Maine in their flank position.

Submitted for your consideration,
Old Blue
Msg: 711761
Janila Subject: Re: Letterboxing in Woman's Day June 2012 Issue
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 8:40 AM
Reply to: Msg 711435 by Traveling Queen Of Hearts
I wonder how many of those missing letterboxes are really just hidden in a new location?

I had this happen with one of my first plants several years ago. I hid the box and had a few finders then I started getting reports that it was missing. I made a new box and hid it again but a few months later, I got a found report on the original one. I also received an email from the person who was hiking through the area, found the box, took it home and researched letterboxing and then returned it to the spot they thought they found it - about 20 feet away from where I had actually placed it. So, it DOES happen!
Msg: 711763
deniserows Subject: Re: Metal log book cover?
Board: BIA Addicts
Author: deniserowsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 8:54 AM
Reply to: Msg 711627 by idlemoon
Post Photos please when done. thanx

mostly matboard
Msg: 711764
deniserows Subject: Re: Doh! is for Donuts plant dates extended
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: deniserowsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 9:05 AM
Reply to: Msg 711683 by Eli and Joe
Now you have to promise to come find it when you're here next.

Only if you meet me there for a donut or 2.
thanx for playing

glazed buttermilk...YUMMMY!!!!
Msg: 711766
deniserows Subject: Doh! i am the hole in the Donut
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: deniserowsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 9:13 AM
Doh! i forgot the event information on the last post. no duh sherlock
For those of you still wanting to carve something around a donut theme and plant here's the [event info]

the hole in her head
Msg: 711771
deniserows Subject: Re: Is letterboxing for everyone?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: deniserowsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 9:19 AM
Reply to: Msg 711604 by tiggermama
Definitely not living up to the family reputation.

i so feel your pain girl.
My mother owned a golf course. My brother is a Greens Superintendent on Torry Pines Golf Course. My Dad starts his day on the driving range. i HATE golf.

a preference for chasing down tupperware in the forest
Msg: 711772
deniserows Subject: Re: Travel planning Extraordinaire
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: deniserowsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 9:22 AM
Reply to: Msg 711605 by tiggermama
It's currently 57* in Anchorage. Will need to remember the woollies

Its NOT that cold. Think t-shirt under a sweatshirt and you'll be fine. Maybe a fleece vest with mittens and headband in the pockets.

an igloo around ;)
Msg: 711773
deniserows Subject: Re: Next Month Las Vegas, maybe see Grand Canyon~Which Rim?
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Author: deniserowsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 9:29 AM
Reply to: Msg 711689 by Captain Slick Kitty
South Rim has a lot of tourists.
North Rim you can walk down into much easier. And at the North Rim if you have time take in Bryce and Zion. Plus its closer to you.
Be sure to play in Lake Mead before you go to the Hoover Dam. Feed the giant carp some popcorn. Super fun for kids.

and lived in Boulder City, NV
Msg: 711774
WiseMama Subject: thanks for the welcome, ohio!
Board: State: Ohio
Author: WiseMamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 9:37 AM
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
We are in contract for a house in bexley, but the storm knocked the power out and we can not complete our inspection before we leave.
But what an adventurous way to end a busy week out here! We finally found a hotel out in reynoldsville with power for our last night here.
If all goes well (everyone cross fingers) we should be in our new house the first week of August. See you all then!

Msg: 711775
turkey feathers Subject: Re: Next Month Las Vegas, maybe see Grand Canyon~Which Rim?
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Author: turkey feathersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 9:46 AM
Reply to: Msg 711689 by Captain Slick Kitty
I am going to be in Las Vegas next month and I was considering a tour to the Grand Canyon

Keep an eye out for Cindy Brady who got lost there awhile back : )
Msg: 711779
Subject: Re: thanks for the welcome, ohio!
Board: State: Ohio
Author: BeardogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 10:05 AM
Reply to: Msg 711774 by WiseMama
Bexley is a very nice area to live -- and the center of Columbus so you are close to everything. When you get settled and want to go boxing just shout! I am about 30 mins. from you to the west.

Msg: 711782
Team Awesome Pants Subject: Happy Cake Day, BT's!
Board: State: Indiana
Author: Team Awesome PantsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2012 10:14 AM
Hope it's a great day for you guys!
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