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Board: State: California
Oct 31, 2004 9:13pm
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2 New Nancy Drew letterboxes in Northern California
Board: State: California
Nov 1, 2004 10:27am
Nancy Drew Takes Manhattan are two letterboxes that I just hid at Black Diamond Regional Park near Antioch, CA. This is a huge park and could support more letterboxes. There is alot of interesting history in the area. I suggest that when you go out to find my boxes that you hide a box of your own as well!

-Amanda from Seattle
Gold Rush Romp Gathering April 30th
Board: State: California
Apr 28, 2005 3:30pm
I have a limited edition personal traveler that will be available at the Gold Rush Romp. Just tell me which Nancy Drew book introduces Bess and George.

-Amanda from Seattle
Coming to CA...
Board: State: California
Oct 23, 2005 5:54am
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I am on my way out this week and wondering if there are any boxes that you guys recommend as must finds? We will be mainly in the Pasadena area and may take a trip out to Long Beach.

Thanks! Aljan
Re: Coming to CA...
Board: State: California
Reply to: #9771 by AljanSundance
Oct 23, 2005 6:59am
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The Rangers Arroyo Seco series was great and the Halloween series by buzzard is well worth the trip. In Long Beach, Any thing by don and gwen is well worth a stop. One of my all time favorites is signal hill.

enjoy your trip!

-amanda from seattle
Re: Coming to CA...
Board: State: California
Reply to: #9771 by AljanSundance
Oct 23, 2005 8:43am
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Hi Aljan,

If you are heading to Long Beach(or Seal Beach right next door in Orange Co.) here is a listing of our boxes that are missing, but will be replaced the first of November: Elvis of El Dorado(LB), Anaheim Landing, P100, Difficult Retrieve(last 3 in the SB Town Tour), and Shore bird in Huntington Beach.
West Wetlands(LB) needs a new logbook, but everything else should be in place.
Buzzard has a bunch in Pasadena area and since you are coming around the end of the month maybe you should do his Halloween series. I'm not sure if all on them are in place or not as we found them some time ago.

Don
Re: Coming to CA...
Board: State: California
Reply to: #9773 by Don and Gwen
Oct 23, 2005 10:59am
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Just did Buzzard's Halloween Series 9/11/05. We were able to find Suicide Bridge, Rialto Theatre, and THe Halloween Series Ghost (needs a new small logbook). From this series The Memorial Park Moon is missing. Another good one is Q's The Morbid Tour #2 which we also found on 9/11.

Daneen
Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead box & Festivities
Board: State: California
Oct 31, 2005 8:50pm
In or around San Francisco?

Come find my Day of the Dead box on Wednesday, November 2, from 6:00 to 8:00. The store where the box is being hosted will have a fun party, the attached art gallery is featuring altars made by local artists, AND you'll get to meet the splendidly lovely Lady in the Hat! I'll be there, so say hi and let's visit, OK?

Can't make it on the 2nd? The box will continue to be hosted at this wonderful location for a long time, so you'll have time.

Box name is 'Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead'.

Paul (as always) in SF
New Addition to the Berkeley Repertory Theatre Letterbox
Board: State: California
Nov 11, 2005 7:19am
FYI

I've added a third part to the Berkeley Repertory Letterbox. This box can be found on Atlas Quest, of course!

Lisascenic
Black Hill Letterboxes in SLO have been replaced!!
Board: State: California
Dec 7, 2005 7:36pm
Finally, Ryan and I went up to Black Hill today and replaced our letterboxes that have been missing for so long! The time to go whale-watching is now! :-)

-amanda from seattle
Help with a letterboxing event in Long Beach?
Board: State: California
Jan 6, 2006 5:50pm
I got this e-mail:

Quote From: Michael Ann Powers

I am the events coordinator at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch &
Gardens. I am very interested in letter boxing and I am considering
presenting an event to host letterboxers and to introduce folks to the
adventure of the hunt. I want to find a local Long Beach person who
might like to help me understand the particulars of boxing and give
suggestions for a successful event, since I have no first hand
experience with boxing.

I would like the event to coinside with International Museum Day, May
18 and America Museum Week. The theme for museum week is "Museums and
Young People"

Our beautiful site will be a perfect location for a day of treasure
hunting. Hope to hear from you! You can find us at
www.rancholosalamitos.com


I'd love to see this happen, if only to have another legitimate place
where the property owners actually encourage letterboxing on their
property. =) Anyone want to help out? I'd do it except I'm not in the
area. (Just a technicality, I know, but still.....)

If so, let me know and I'll e-mail you his (or her?) e-mail address so you can contact him... or maybe her. (What kind of parent gives their kid a first name of Michael and a middle name of Ann anyhow?)

Happy trails!

-- Ryan
Tabula Rasa letterbox availability
Board: State: California
Jan 21, 2006 5:48am
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This unique box is an experiment in the potential to achieve your dreams. Read the directions at this URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~pgonyea/tabula.htm

If you'd like to participate, you must bring your written note to one of these locations and times and stamp in the Tabula Rasa logbook:

Saturday, Jan. 28th, 11:30 - 2:30 Creative Thinking Workshop for Letterboxers (see LbNCA posts for info about workshop) Crissy Field Center, SF

Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:00 - 4:00, The DeYoung Museum sculpture garden, GG Park, SF, or if raining, the De Young lobby

Sunday, Feb. 19, 1:00 - 2:00 Presidio Visitor Center, lounge, SF

More times when 'Tabula Rasa' will be available will be announced. Contact me via Atlasquest mail if you have questions.

Paul in SF
On stage for a limited time only!!!!
Board: State: California
Jan 25, 2006 10:49am
Attention Bay Area Letterboxers! Tonight is opening night for Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Nine Parts of Desire, and to celebrate this production, I have added a limited edition item to the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's letterbox.

You'll need to pick this one up during business hours, although the box itself is available 24-7.

Once this the supply runs out, I will be retiring this portion of the Berkeley Rep letterbox.

Here's the link to this letterbox:
http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?gBoxId=10429

For more about this production, see:
http://www.berkeleyrep.org/HTML/CurrentSeason/613.html

Enjoy the show!
Lisa
Guide Dog Box
Board: State: California
Jan 25, 2006 7:49pm
Just a reminder to the Californian's to check the Guide Dogs of America box clue. It will be available Feb. 5!
2006 Gatherings?
Board: State: California
Jan 27, 2006 6:09am
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I haven't seen or heard anything about any CA gatherings coming up. Are there any in the works?

Thanks
TeamKing
California Gatherings!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #15406 by TeamKing
Jan 27, 2006 8:44am
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Oh dear! There is one tomorrow. The Creative Thinking Workshop
http://www.atlasquest.com/events/event.html?gEventId=111

I believe that there is another one of these planned, but I'm not feeling very well, and can't find the date for it.

Paul in SF is hosting, and Princess Lea has been the one dealing with the AQ notifications. So, you could ask either of them.

Hope to see you!
Lisascenic
Re: California Gatherings!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #15415 by lisascenic
Jan 27, 2006 8:58am
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The one that is happening tomorrow (1/28/06) is a presentation on creative thinking that Paul in SF plans to repeat in the near future for those who were not able to make it on this particular weekend. If you are available during certain weekends, let us know and we can add your vote to the poll that will determine when the next one will be!

-- Princess Lea
Re: California Gatherings!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #15416 by Princess Lea
Jan 27, 2006 1:41pm
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Whoops. I should have made it clearer - I do know about the one you mentioned, only can't get out there for it. Was just wondering if anything planned for later in the year so I can see if I can swing a California trip. How about another Sacramento area one? I missed Gold Romp last year, but would be interested if someone is thinking of another this year. . .hint hint. :)

Thanks
TeamKing
Re: California Gatherings!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #15444 by TeamKing
Jan 30, 2006 2:28pm
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It looks like there may be one(kinda) at Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach some time in May. Gwen & I are meeting with the recreation director this next Tuesday. I say kinda, because this will be an open house at the Rancho and the general public will be there. This will be less of a typical gathering and more like a park function. We are looking for some help on this if anyone is interested.

Don
Re: California Gatherings!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #15659 by Don and Gwen
Jan 30, 2006 5:27pm
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Too far south for me. . .but sounds fun.

TeamKing
ARRRG! Venice Beach Box reported missing. Please help!
Board: State: California
Feb 8, 2006 9:52am
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My Venice Beach Box, Everybody's Learnin' How, was just reported to me as missing. My first one to go missing and SUCH a bummer! I live all the way in CO so obviously won't be able to make it out soon to search for myself and verify that the box is indeed missing. If anyone is out that way, would you mind checking the clues and double checking for me???

AND...

someone offered during a time of wild, crazy surf to relocate the box for me. I'm sorry, I cannot remember who it was! I am holding on to the hope that that person picked it up and just maybe hasn't gotten back to me about it. If you know anything about it could you please email me at AljanSundance@yahoo.com?

Thanks so much. Sorry again to the folks that wasted their time hunting for a box that they couldn't find.

Aljan
Re: ARRRG! Venice Beach Box reported missing. Please help!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #16034 by AljanSundance
Feb 8, 2006 1:42pm
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Hi Aljan
You might want to post this info on the SoCal chatlist.

Don

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/letterboxing-socal/
Re: Tabula Rasa letterbox availability
Board: State: California
Reply to: #14970 by Paul in SF
Feb 23, 2006 10:57am
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Sorry I missed this on the 19th - when I was out LB'ing all day on the 20th! I didn't read about this until today. Look forward to the next opportunity to stamp in, though - I already have my entry in mind! :)

Eclipse
Re: Tabula Rasa letterbox availability
Board: State: California
Reply to: #16745 by Eclipse Tuliphead
Feb 23, 2006 6:48pm
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"Ditto"
Thanks, California!
Board: State: California
Feb 28, 2006 9:23pm
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You may not know it, but you guys did a lovely job of hosting me last week! I live in Buffalo NY, but had the chance to visit and box in a small part of your lovely state. What great carvings! What lovely locations and intriguing clues! I had a wonderful time visiting lisascenic and Robb, and also got to meet Paul in SF.

Thanks so much Californians for taking such care with your boxes; they were a pleasure to find.

knitica

p.s. It is now my dream to have the wealth and time to come to an event in CA.

k
Re: Thanks, California!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #16979 by knitica
Feb 28, 2006 11:36pm
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Visit anytime, ma'am! We eagerly await your return!

Now, if I can just figure out a way to get to Buffalo to scoop up some of your letterboxes!

Lisascenic
Re: Thanks, California!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #16990 by lisascenic
Mar 1, 2006 10:08am
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Quote Now, if I can just figure out a way to get to Buffalo to scoop up some of your letterboxes!


You should probably wait until fall when I will have more than two boxes hidden! Out here in the tundra there's not so much hiding that happens in winter, unless you're the intrepid Lock Wench.

knitica
Re: Thanks, California!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #16979 by knitica
Mar 3, 2006 6:13pm
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California has always been a very special place. I am pleased that you had a wonderful time...and found one of my boxes!

PS I actually consider myself a Californio.
Coming for a visit
Board: State: California
Mar 10, 2006 3:16pm
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Hey, guys! I'm a right-coaster who had a bad attack of the "get me the heck outta heres" last week, so I booked a flight to San Francisco in April. I'm going to be spending my spring break with my grandparents who live in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. Are there any must-gets? I don't know how much time I'll have for boxing; my grandparents aren't really hikers, so if you could recommend some quick drive bys, I'd appreciate it. :)

Also, I'll be there from Friday the 14th to Friday the 21st. Maybe I could finagle a time when I could meet up to exchange with a few boxers in a coffee shop or something in Santa Rosa?

Email me. :) I probably won't get to check this board.

~Brandy, You're a Fine Girl
aka Chrissy
Re: Coming for a visit
Board: State: California
Reply to: #17640 by Brandy
Mar 11, 2006 11:38am
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Quote I'm going to be spending my spring break with my grandparents who live in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. Are there any must-gets? I don't know how much time I'll have for boxing; my grandparents aren't really hikers, so if you could recommend some quick drive bys, I'd appreciate it. :)

Also, I'll be there from Friday the 14th to Friday the 21st. Maybe I could finagle a time when I could meet up to exchange with a few boxers in a coffee shop or something in Santa Rosa?


Lucky you, you will be in Mimulus territory! She has some marvelous boxes in the Santa Rosa and Sonoma areas. There are several at the Benzinger Winery that are fairly easy and your grandaprents could hang out in the tasting room while you are busy boxing. There are others that are drive-bys, but they are mystery boxes so you'll have to do some homework (in this case, watch some movies).

I will be back from Dartmoor by then, although I have some Easter plans and now I can't remember which weekend that is. I would certainly be willing to come up to Santa Rosa for the day - there are a few in that area I am still missing. I'll post something on our local Yahoo list too.

-- Princess Lea