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Msg: 960943
Subject: Virginia Beach Vacation
Author: IdhunnaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 7, 2018 1:41 PM
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Hello! I will be on a family vacation in Virginia Beach next week. We are super excited to visit this lovely state. Are there any can't miss letterboxes in the area? I've got several marked to try for, not sure I can make them all...you have some prolific planters in your area. :)

Thanks,
Idhunna
Msg: 960944
Subject: Re: Virginia Beach Vacation
Author: frankie and benjyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 7, 2018 3:34 PM
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Reply to: Msg 960943 by Idhunna
Casa del Sol's library series is really amazing!
Msg: 960961
BBStacker Subject: Re: Virginia Beach Vacation
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 8, 2018 3:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 960943 by Idhunna
Agree with Frankie and Benjy. The library boxes are a must find. They are awesome. If you need to get off the beach on a rainy day they are a great choice. Enjoy your vacation.
Msg: 961031
Subject: Re: Virginia Beach Vacation
Author: IdhunnaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 9, 2018 7:49 PM
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Reply to: Msg 960961 by BBStacker
Thank You! I am going to try to find a little pig, and was thinking Red Wing park. We shall see. I have nonbinding family with me.
Msg: 961459
paper trail Subject: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Author: paper trailProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 19, 2018 6:20 PM
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It's been all over the news lately, but in case you've missed it: Clarke Co & Frederick Co have this horrifying invasive weed now --
Msg: 961460
The Beach People Subject: Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Author: The Beach PeopleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 19, 2018 6:40 PM
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Reply to: Msg 961459 by paper trail
This sounds a lot like the poison hemlock spreading in Franklin County, PA! It’s supposed to look a bit like Queen Anne’s Lace.
Msg: 961466
7rxc Subject: Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Author: 7rxcProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 19, 2018 10:34 PM
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Reply to: Msg 961459 by paper trail
It's a problem when the Giant Hogweed isn't...

They are not created 7 feet tall... be careful when dealing with plants that are slightly taller than or shorter than a fully developed cow parsnip... they are very similar, might be very closely related... the cow parsnip isn't a problem... but a smaller version of the Giant Hogweed is still toxic.
Msg: 961475
Subject: Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 20, 2018 9:55 AM
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Reply to: Msg 961459 by paper trail
I think I have this growing beside my house, I don't know what to do with it.
Msg: 961479
paper trail Subject: Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Author: paper trailProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 20, 2018 12:20 PM
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Reply to: Msg 961475 by PiggyJaunt
What?!?!? Yikes - good thing you're near VT:
Mark Sutphin, an agricultural extension agent with Virginia Tech

was quoted in the article --
Msg: 961484
MissMoon Subject: Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jun 20, 2018 2:00 PM
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Reply to: Msg 961475 by PiggyJaunt
I think I have this growing beside my house, I don't know what to do with it.

I would call the local environmental conservation department and tell them. Or maybe the EPA.
Msg: 962389
AstroBeast Subject: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Author: AstroBeastProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 12, 2018 7:50 AM
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I will be in Roanoke, VA next week for a few days on vacation. Can anyone give me suggestions on letterboxes to find or interesting things to do in the area? Good places to eat? Thanks.

AstroBeast
Msg: 962393
oceanwinds Subject: Re: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Author: oceanwindsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 12, 2018 11:28 AM
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Reply to: Msg 962389 by AstroBeast
Bubble Cakes for awesome cupcakes. Make sure you see the Star at night and the daytime. There’s a few good coffee shops around. I know I’ve gotten letterboxes there, but a lot have retired. Train museum is really nice and the blue ridge parkway is close by. Enjoy you visit!
Msg: 962401
airstream dreams Subject: Re: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Author: airstream dreamsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 12, 2018 5:34 PM
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Reply to: Msg 962389 by AstroBeast
Dixie Caverns is fun and all this hot weather we have been having makes the cool cavern so enjoyable.
Msg: 962409
Subject: Re: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Author: frankie and benjyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 13, 2018 7:01 AM
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Reply to: Msg 962401 by airstream dreams
I second Dixie Caverns! Fun place, small tours.
Msg: 962410
oceanwinds Subject: Re: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Author: oceanwindsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 13, 2018 8:14 AM
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Reply to: Msg 962401 by airstream dreams
Why am I just learning of this? Like as many times as hubby and I go there. Need to pull my head out of the coffee shops more huh?
Msg: 962571
Subject: Bear Fence letterbox
Author: frankie and benjyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2018 12:50 PM
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OK, someone please tell me I'm not losing my mind! I feel certain there used to be a letterbox with 'Bear Fence' or 'Bearfence' in the name planted in Virginia. I've searched every way I can think of on AQ and LbNA and can't find it. Am I nuts, or did/does such a box exist?
Msg: 962574
Janila Subject: Re: Bear Fence letterbox
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2018 1:06 PM
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Reply to: Msg 962571 by frankie and benjy
There is a Bearfence Mountain in the Shenandoah Mountain Range. Could you be thinking of that instead of a box name? I see that you had a box in that general vicinity at one time and I only see one other box nearby, Small but Wise at South River Falls.

I keep a map where I plot boxes in several states including Virginia and I don't have a box with that name on it.
Msg: 962575
Subject: Re: Bear Fence letterbox
Author: frankie and benjyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2018 1:29 PM
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Reply to: Msg 962574 by Janila
Yes, it was a box at Bearfence Mountain. I'm afraid I may have printed the clue years ago and then gotten rid of it along with many others when I moved a couple of years ago.
Msg: 962576
Subject: Re: Bear Fence letterbox
Author: frankie and benjyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 17, 2018 1:52 PM
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Reply to: Msg 962574 by Janila
Found it! I forgot about the Wayback Machine. :)
Msg: 963126
Quarry Subject: Planting Occaquan
Author: QuarryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 29, 2018 7:14 AM
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My partner and I each planted a box or two in the charming little town of Occaquain, leaving them in the provisional care of her noxer Aunt. If we planted to close to anybody let us know, we can have the boxes pulled or moved. We are newbies so we cant see boxes with high find or plant counts, to us this adorable little tourist town looked boxless... so we fixed it. If you find yourself out that way maybe give them a look.
Msg: 963647
paper trail Subject: Clue modified for Lacey Car Barn
Author: paper trailProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 9, 2018 9:47 AM
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I've relocated this letterbox about 10 feet away to a more hidden hiding spot - just wanted to flag it in case anyone had already printed with intent.

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=294160
Msg: 966359
Subject: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Author: OutdoorsoccerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 3, 2018 4:44 PM
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Hello Virginia boxers,

SoccerGirl02 and I will be in the Norfolk/VA beach area for a soccer tournament this weekend. Does anyone have any recommendations on any must get boxes in the area (or LBs we should try for on the way up). Anyone else’s kids playing in the tournament? My daughter is playing at Lake Taylor high school if anyone is close enough to meet up for an exchange.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Take care,

Outdoorsoccer and SoccerGirl02
Msg: 966365
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 3, 2018 7:29 PM
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Reply to: Msg 966359 by Outdoorsoccer
Doumars!!

-Amanda from Seattle
Msg: 966374
BBStacker Subject: Re: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Author: BBStackerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 4, 2018 3:32 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966359 by Outdoorsoccer
The Virginia Beach Library series of boxes are top notch. All library branches have "approved" boxes in them. Not all branches are open on weekends, however, so it's best to look up branch hours of operation before heading that way.

Good luck on the tournament.
Al (BBStacker)
Msg: 966378
Subject: Re: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Author: OutdoorsoccerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 4, 2018 5:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966365 by Amanda from Seattle
I just looked up that LB and it looks great. Thanks for the suggestion Amanda.

Take care,

ODS and SoccerGirl02
Msg: 966379
Subject: Re: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Author: OutdoorsoccerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 4, 2018 5:39 AM
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Reply to: Msg 966374 by BBStacker
Hi BBstacker,

Thank you for the suggestion. I looked up a few of them and they sounded very neat. Thank you for the advice about the library hours. I will double-check and make sure they are open before heading out to find the LBs.

I will relay your well wishes to my daughter. She is very excited about the tourney. Thank you for them.

Take care,

ODS and SoccerGirl02
Msg: 969039
Dawnkey Subject: Alderman Library inventory
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 5:17 PM
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As a UVa alum, an article popped up in my facebook feed about an inventory they're doing at UVa's Alderman Library. I glanced at the lead picture, then peered harder, thinking, "that sure does look like a stamp and logbook." Turns out it was the stamp and logbook from Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

Here's the article: What We Found in Alderman Library. Spoiler alert: the opening picture reveals the stamp image. If you do look at the article, section 2 has a blurb about letterboxing. They sound pretty respectful, so I sure hope they replaced the box!
Msg: 969041
Subject: Re: Alderman Library inventory
Author: THE RED CYCLONEProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 5:26 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969039 by Dawnkey
Wow!!! That's pretty cool.
Msg: 969048
Subject: Re: Alderman Library inventory
Author: PiggyJauntProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 7:43 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969039 by Dawnkey
Omg I hope they put that back, that is SO amazing and beautiful. I will have to make a trip up there to find that!
Msg: 969445
pocahontas48 Subject: Wanted poster
Author: pocahontas48ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 16, 2018 10:23 AM
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Hello,

Wanted poster :

 After a trip to Virginia, a letterbox and an enigma fell out of my pocket.( Box #300871 )

I invite anyone interested to contact me so that within the limits of my means I can help him find the box

Sincerely

Pocahontas 48
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