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Msg: 944046
markandsuepepe Subject: Re: Our trip is almost here!
Author: markandsuepepeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 4, 2017 2:48 PM
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Reply to: Msg 943602 by markandsuepepe
Ok, lets plan to meet about 10 to 10:30 on April 8 at Red Rock. Anyone have an idea for a place within Red Rock where we can meet and exchange? Need some suggestions.

Also, we've printed out a bunch of clues for boxes there.

Looking forward to meeting those of you that can make it. There's a mini meet that was just set up for us in UT. If someone wants to set up a mini meet event with a good location within the park at Red Rock for this mini meet, that's fine or we can just leave it on the list thread.

BTW, we will not be bringing our travelers since packing for two weeks leaves space at a premium. We are bringing our Pinecone Adventures stamp that is given out only at our events, mini meets, trips, etc.

Thanks. We leave tomorrow and can't wait.

Mark
Msg: 944221
Trishee Subject: Re: Our trip is almost here!
Author: TrisheeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 7, 2017 5:11 PM
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Reply to: Msg 944046 by markandsuepepe
Check your Facebook page 😀
Msg: 945884
Monkeys! Subject: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Author: Monkeys!ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 18, 2017 4:59 PM
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Hi Nevada Boxers!
I was just trying to figure out how long it's been since we were last in Vegas, so I looked up my old posts, and it was 2010! Wow. We're going to be there again over Memorial weekend, and remembered how much fun we had finding sneaky urban boxes along the strip. I think there were 8-10 of them at the time. I'm not seeing any when I do a search, but maybe there are restrictions I don't meet or some are WOM? If anyone would like to share with me, I'm happy to provide references or learn a secret handshake.
Thanks for any tips,
Monkeys!
Msg: 945887
Always On Call Subject: Re: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Author: Always On CallProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 18, 2017 6:16 PM
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Reply to: Msg 945884 by Monkeys!
there are several since 2010. Do not think they have any restrictions on them
Msg: 945897
storm rider Subject: Re: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Author: storm riderProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 18, 2017 9:46 PM
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Reply to: Msg 945884 by Monkeys!
There are some by FORAYCH. I just found one of his in March.
Msg: 945999
Monkeys! Subject: Re: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Author: Monkeys!ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 22, 2017 4:51 PM
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Reply to: Msg 945897 by storm rider
There are a couple- sadly many that have been planted since our last visit have also been retired. That's how it often goes with urban plants!
Msg: 946003
Public Hand Subject: Re: Anything along/ near LV strip?
Author: Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 22, 2017 7:04 PM
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Reply to: Msg 945999 by Monkeys!
It's about time you guys resurfaced!!! Boy have we missed you!! Red Rock Canyon and environs have many amazing plants.....
Msg: 955665
DeeCee Subject: Looking for Cesar
Author: DeeCeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 19, 2018 2:35 AM
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I had seen a plant some months back that was hidden inside Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. I’ll be going out there in a few weeks and wanted to get this box, it has disappeared from the list, I cannot find it anywhere. Does anyone know what box I am speaking if? It was inside Caesar’s Palace around the statues. Thanks for your help.
Msg: 955674
FORAYCH Subject: Re: Looking for Cesar
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 19, 2018 6:30 AM
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Reply to: Msg 955665 by DeeCee
Boxes, even small ones, are very hard to keep alive in Vegas. I have had two boxes at Caesars (#228598 was inside), but they have disappeared. If a more recent one was planted, it would not surprise me at all if it vanished.
Though planting in Vegas is tough, I keep doing so every time I am there...i am a glutton for punishment! 😂
Btw, one of my In My Eyes boxes is alive and in the heart of a casino in Vegas...that one takes cajones to get (and plant!) LOL!
Msg: 955682
Public Hand Subject: Re: Looking for Cesar
Author: Public HandProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 19, 2018 11:03 AM
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Reply to: Msg 955674 by FORAYCH
that one takes cajones to get

Like I told you before, I'm fairly sure yours are made out of steel!!
Msg: 955717
DeeCee Subject: Re: Looking for Cesar
Author: DeeCeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 20, 2018 10:45 AM
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Reply to: Msg 955674 by FORAYCH
I’ve planted there but out away from the casinos, it’s out at Springs Preserves, it has lasted 4.5 years—knock on wood.
I’ll look your’s up and see if I’m near by it.
Msg: 956583
MrOspital Subject: Happy AQversary Trishee!
Author: MrOspitalProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 6, 2018 10:08 AM
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6 years!
Msg: 956584
SnakeDoctor Subject: Re: Happy AQversary Trishee!
Author: SnakeDoctorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 6, 2018 10:27 AM
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Reply to: Msg 956583 by MrOspital
Woohoo!!!
To the best letterbox friend and carver a gal could have!
Hoppy Trails my friend!
SD
Msg: 956588
kudichan Subject: Re: Happy AQversary Trishee!
Author: kudichanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 6, 2018 12:13 PM
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Reply to: Msg 956583 by MrOspital
Happy day!
Msg: 956600
shutterbug2012 Subject: Re: Happy AQversary Trishee!
Author: shutterbug2012ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 6, 2018 4:48 PM
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Reply to: Msg 956583 by MrOspital
All the best for many more years of boxing adventures.
You are the greatest!!!!
Msg: 962500
Captain Slick Kitty Subject: Inviting the neighbors to our Escape Room
Author: Captain Slick KittyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 15, 2018 3:55 PM
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Cameras clicking as a beautiful, short letterboxer sporting a bicorn hat enters the rooms. The room erupts into shouting voices.

Reporters: Captain Slick Kitty! Captain! Captain Slick Kitty

CSK steps up to the podium. Smiling, she takes a quick drink of water. CSK: Good Morning, Nevada

Reporters laugh. CSK points to the first reporter she sees, she nods her head.

Reporter: Captain Slick Kitty, it's been 3 years since your last event. How do you feel?

A tight but sincere smile blooms on the Captain's face. CSK: Nervous. Extrememly nervous. Lots of moving parts and since we have never done this type of event, extremely nervous.

The room erupts into laughter. Then pointing to a reporter in the back, CSK nods her head.

Reporter: Capt'n! Murder in Sleep Hollow is an escape room event. Can you please elaborate more on that?

Stepping up to the mic, CSK: Sleepy Hollow is a two in one event. It's a competition and a non-competition. It will be a standard letterboxing event for those who wish to simply letterbox and an escape room, in addition to simply letterboxing, for those who wish to compete. It's completely up to those who sign up if they wish to compete. But I highly recommend competing. It will be fun, memorable, and definitely be worth it. We asked for people to sign up as a team of two. Working together as quickly and quietly as possible, they have to unravel the true mystery surrounding the murders of Sleepy Hollow. They will be given an amounted time to "escape". Failure to do so will result in their death. First team to escape with the correct solution, wins.

Suddenly the reporters call out CSK. Pointing, CSK indicated the reporter in the middle.

Reporter: Yes, um, is there anything special that these teams need to do? To compete, I mean?

Nodding, CSK: Yes. If a team wants to compete, they absolutely need to contact us via AQ by between now and August 1stto let us know that they are definitely competing. This is a must. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP! Even if you have told us you are competing, do it again! I can not stress this. Also, if you wish to compete but do not have a partner, please contact us. It's fine if you are your own team but if want us to help you find a partner, we can ask the other single sign ups. Teams also need to bring their own writing utensils. Pad of paper, pens, pencils-whatever works for them. As it's set in 1790, there will be no cell phone use, not that it would help them anyways. I strongly recommend reading everything that has already been provided. While there are NO clues or hints, it does better prepare you for what's in the room.

Continuing CSK: And we do encourage team solidarity. We love seeing matching T-shirts or costumes-festive stuff like that. But it's not required. Also- be advised we will have a Photo Booth for all of the attendees. Yes-a photo booth.

Reporters begin to shout out again. Pointing to a reporter in the front, CSK nods.

Reporter: Okay, escape room, competing teams needs sign up by August 1st. Are there any changes or anything of great significance the event goers need to be aware of.

Smiling CSK: Good question. Thanks for asking. There is a fee change. For the ones who are simply letterboxing, we are asking $5 dollars a person. A awesome event book and clues will be provided to you. For the teams, we are asking $15 per team. Those who compete get a second event logbook and will have get extra stamps associated with the escape room, even if they die in the room. Non-competitors will not have access to the escape room stamps. But your $15 covers all of the letterboxing event, so you will get access to all stamps and both logbooks.

Continuing CSK: Competitors absolutely need to check their AQ mails for any subsequent emails. We will be sending their escape room start time and other vital information to them before the event.

A tall reporter from back shouted: Got any tips or suggestions for the competing teams or participants in general? Should they watch the movie?

Giggling CSK: You mean the "moving play, with an actor named "Johnny" and who lacks depths"?

The room erupts into laughter.

CSK: While it is not necessary, it's still a great movie. It's a fun, family night movie. It will get you in the mood. Obviously we are using this version and not Irving's original version where Ichabod Crane is a school teacher. For good Halloween fun, the book is a wonderful read too.
Continuing CSK: We recommend teams work together as quietly as possible. You don't want to give away a solution that another team can overhear. Also, be prepared to think outside the box to solve what you need to solve. Consider every potential solution for the task before you.

Again from the tall man: What about bribes?

Chuckling, CSK tilts her head. CSK: There will be no need for bribes. Each team will be given the opportunity before they enter the escape room to buy 3 hints for $3. Not after.

Continuing: To sign up and to read everything, click on the link below: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=3918. Please remember to send an email to let us know you wish to compete!

Waving her hands, CSK: Thank you for coming. AQ mail me or funny if you have further questions. That is all.

CSK exits stage left to the sounds of cameras clicking.
Msg: 963036
Subject: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: jwarzohaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2018 6:02 AM
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Hello! I am planning on going to Vegas at the end of August and hoping to plant a box while I am there. I am wondering if anyone knows of good spots on the strip to plant it I will only be there for 3 days not even, and only on the end of Mandalay Bay...also if there are any locals that would be willing to maintain / check it if any issues arrive? Please let me know thanks!
Msg: 963044
Wise Wanderer Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2018 9:38 AM
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Reply to: Msg 963036 by jwarzoha
Not wanting to discourage you, but it looks like this will be your first plant. Having looked for boxes on the Las Vegas strip, I can tell you that it would take a small, very cleverly-disguised box, to survive the crowds, as well as the grounds keepers, at the various casinos. The odds aren’t in your favor in that environment, and even a ‘seasoned boxer’ would find it a challenge to plant a box that lasted through more than a finder or two. Maybe you will discover an out-of-the-way spot where it is well-hidden. Good luck!!
Msg: 963046
Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: jwarzohaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2018 9:46 AM
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Reply to: Msg 963044 by Wise Wanderer
Thanks! I don’t have a lot of time in Vegas so I won’t be able to make it out of the casino. Maybe I’ll make it a one time thing where people will have to meet me I’ll be there for an event.
Msg: 963050
Trishee Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: TrisheeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2018 10:56 AM
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Reply to: Msg 963044 by Wise Wanderer
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Don't forget all the cameras watching!

I NEVER go to the strip to letterbox. Well, I don't actually box much anymore, just carve. But still, never liked having to be so stealthy. And they always go missing.
Msg: 963062
FORAYCH Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2018 7:09 PM
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Reply to: Msg 963050 by Trishee
I am one of the strange ones who regularly put boxes on the Strip :). Nearly all of them disappear at some point, which I expect them to do and am fine with it, but some do last for a while. Putting boxes, typically small ones, under things (magnetic boxes underneath newspaper stands, tiny painted boxes under rocks in a casino display, or pouches under a brick in a walkway in the back of a garden display as examples) can help them last. When planting, think: who might clean this area and how might they do so in a manner the box is found? Cameras are a different story...they are everywhere, so clues that give seekers ideas of how to act to mask their search can help. My Lady Liberty box asked people to fake dropping keys while retrieving the box.
The Strip asks planters and finders to have some openness to courage and risk taking, but as has been said often...not all boxes are for everyone.
If you want a challenge...find my contact lens sized box hidden in the middle of a casino thirty feet from security - it is still there after many years 😀
Msg: 963065
Trishee Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: TrisheeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2018 8:31 PM
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Reply to: Msg 963062 by FORAYCH
One of these days I’ll be brave and go looking for your series. Lady Liberty was beautiful so I know it will be worth it :)
Msg: 963066
FORAYCH Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2018 8:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 963065 by Trishee
A new series will be planted on the Strip in late September. This series, once planted, will give info away as to what my trips to Vegas typically look like. 😀
Msg: 963069
kudichan Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: kudichanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 27, 2018 9:10 PM
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Reply to: Msg 963066 by FORAYCH
A new series will be planted on the Strip in late September

Woohoo! I'll be there in October with <wedding> bells on ;D
Msg: 963078
Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: jwarzohaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 28, 2018 7:16 AM
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Reply to: Msg 963062 by FORAYCH
Do you live in Vegas or visit there often? I’m wondering if maybe you could help me either plant it or help maintain it or help figure out where to plant it I’ll be at MB!
Msg: 963088
FORAYCH Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 28, 2018 8:25 AM
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Reply to: Msg 963078 by jwarzoha
I only visit on my nearly annual trip with my dad for college football watching/gambling/beer drinking :)

If I remember Mandalay Bay, there are some less than manicured bushes around the complex. You could aim to create a hanging letterbox/pouch (there or tutorials to make these somewhere on Altasquest boards) that would stay within a bush (not on the ground or exterior top or sides of the foliage) that may avoid trimming and be findable for seekers. Either that or think magnetic and small to put it under lamppost bases or metal benches (a bit harder to do while planning from afar for correct size and shape than a pouch/small box for a bush).
Msg: 963099
Nature Hikers Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
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Date: Jul 28, 2018 12:18 PM
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Reply to: Msg 963069 by kudichan
Just don’t get any ink on your nice white dress . :-)
Msg: 963115
Dartmoor Dreamer Subject: Re: Leaving a letterbox in Vegas
Author: Dartmoor DreamerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 28, 2018 7:07 PM
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Reply to: Msg 963036 by jwarzoha
I agree with Foraych .... most boxes on the Vegas Strip don't last very long.
One of my plants is still active ;)
Msg: 965567
brailleboxer Subject: So cal camping event October 2019
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Date: Sep 19, 2018 12:09 PM
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Msg: 966954
brailleboxer Subject: So cal event
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Date: Oct 18, 2018 12:35 PM
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