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Re: Happy Day to JampersandJ!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #972724 by JampersandJ
Mar 15, 2019 5:43pm
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Awesome! Cake and pie together! Happy belated cake day from me!
The Tall Ships have arrived in the Bay Area
Board: State: California
Mar 22, 2019 3:02pm
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There are currently two tall ships anchored in Redwood City. They should be here until April 9th if you want to come and take a gander.

They will then be in Oakland April 11th through April 23 before moving on to Eureka and other points North.

https://www.historicalseaport.org/
Re: The Tall Ships have arrived in the Bay Area
Board: State: California
Reply to: #973133 by Nature Hikers
Mar 22, 2019 3:42pm
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I always love seeing the Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington! Very cool!
Re: The Tall Ships have arrived in the Bay Area
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Reply to: #973134 by Yosemite MJD
Mar 22, 2019 9:17pm
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I hadn’t seen them before, but my company just moved to Redwood City last year. It was a treat seeing them in the harbor.
Re: The Tall Ships have arrived in the Bay Area
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Reply to: #973150 by Nature Hikers
Mar 23, 2019 7:08am
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I hope, if you get a chance, you take the kids on board at the dock. The crew is a nice, fun group!
Re: The Tall Ships have arrived in the Bay Area
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Reply to: #973152 by Yosemite MJD
Mar 25, 2019 12:28pm
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Thanks for the heads up, we'll definitely need to see them.

My great grandfather, Clarendon W Jackson, commanded tail ships for many years. The last of which was the barkentine Tropic Bird which he captained from 1896 until his death in 1904. The Tropic Bird was an impressive ship, making the run under her previous captain from San Francisco to Tahiti in record time. Here is my Tropic Bird letterbox and the following article is about the record breaking trip:

San Francisco Morning Call, March 14, 1894

Flew Southward The Crack Trip of the Tropic Bird.

The lofty trim white barkentine Tropic Bird is now the pride of the fleet that sails regularly between this city and Papeete, the capital of Tahiti. The Tropic Bird has broken the record. It cost her mizzen head to do it, but then there's the honor of it— just think!
Record-breaking seems to have become a fad in shipping circles. Captain Burns did not care to be out of the swim, so he just plunged into it with the Tropic Bird and started from San Francisco to Papeete in 17 days and 2 hours.
He left here with his vessel on January 1. The barkentine piled on canvas until she looked Ike a white cloud scurrying along the surface of the ocean.
Winds blew steadily and ever and anon a squall would break forth as if nature didn't like the way the Tropic Bird was doing business. Not a stitch of sail did Captain Burns take in until the morning of January 17, when the storm grew a bit serious. Then sail was shortened and none too soon.
At Papeete the blow increased in violence and before the strain aloft could be relieved the mizzen topmast was carried away. But the Tropic Bird broke the record.

Old Blue
Welcome to Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue
Board: State: California
Mar 30, 2019 8:03am
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Welcome to Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue!

Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue is located in good ole Lassen County, where we have the forest in HD!!!

This is a good ole fashion camp event over the course of 2 and half day event. There will be singing, hot chocolate, dozens of boxes and a whole lotta stars!

As we are going Into the Woods , be warned, you just never know who you are going to meet…

Cuz, I have seen Stranger things, mystical creatures and things that go bump in the night out there......

OR who you might save . . . because there's A Beast in the Woods mystery

OR who you might have to ESCAPE from . . . cuz there's a killer on the loose, and you may have to solve the mystery before the killer makes you his last victim and gets away......

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4169
Happy AQversary Dezert Ratty
Board: State: California
Apr 2, 2019 8:56am
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12 years!

Maybe she will start logging finds...

Or listing boxes she has planted...
Re: Happy AQversary Dezert Ratty
Board: State: California
Reply to: #973729 by MrOspital
Apr 2, 2019 10:42am
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Happy AQ-versary my dear friend!! May you enjoy many more years of boxing excitement!!
Re: Happy AQversary Dezert Ratty
Board: State: California
Reply to: #973729 by MrOspital
Apr 2, 2019 12:36pm
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Wow....HappyAQVersary my friend!!
So good to see you this weekend...wish we could have had more time to visit.
Grin...she'd have to find all the books to get the finds logged in though!! :)
Hugs my friend,
SD
Re: Happy AQversary Dezert Ratty
Board: State: California
Reply to: #973729 by MrOspital
Apr 2, 2019 1:54pm
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Happy 🎂 cake day!!
Re: Happy AQversary Dezert Ratty
Board: State: California
Reply to: #973729 by MrOspital
Apr 2, 2019 5:43pm
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Or planting boxes that have been sitting on her shelf for the past ?? years .. . . ;-P
Re: Welcome to Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue
Board: State: California
Reply to: #973556 by Captain Slick Kitty
Apr 3, 2019 10:34pm
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That sounds lovely! I don't know where I will be working in fall (currently in SF Bay Area) but if I can make it happen I will be there. How fun!
A Beast in the Woods Mystery
Board: State: California
Apr 7, 2019 11:29am
It is a cold December and as Christmas approaches all should be merry and bright. But in the small city of Susanville the citizens are living in terror! There is no jingle. There is no joy. Keeping to the safety of there homes, no one goes out at night as there is a Beast in the Woods......

Two children have already gone missing and one citizen has already been committed to an asylum after seeing the Beast.

Local law enforcement aintgottaclue as to what is going on.

But you, you, the steadfast reporter, looking for your big break has rolled up your sleeves, sharpened your favorite pencil and with a fresh pad of paper have decided to come to Susanville to investigate this matter, super-secretly hoping to find the missing children!

Tick-Tock! Time is of the essence!

Because once you step into the woods, its a race to find the missing children before becoming The Beast's next victim!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4169
Happy AQ-versary Public Hand!!!
Board: State: California
Apr 26, 2019 8:10am
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Woo Hoo!! Just a few weeks more and you'll be at 25,000 finds. Here's wishing those come easily and with NO INJURIES.
Re: Happy AQ-versary Public Hand!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #974617 by Sleeps In Socks
Apr 26, 2019 1:27pm
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Happy day to you!!
Re: Happy AQ-versary Public Hand!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #974617 by Sleeps In Socks
Apr 26, 2019 2:42pm
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Yes, congratulations on 10 wonderful years of letterboxing!
Re: Happy AQ-versary Public Hand!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #974617 by Sleeps In Socks
Apr 26, 2019 6:23pm
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Thank you all, so much!! Ten years? WHERE did the time go??

Hugs,
pH
Re: Happy AQ-versary Public Hand!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #974617 by Sleeps In Socks
Apr 26, 2019 7:30pm
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Yes, happy AQversary!!
Re: Happy AQ-versary Public Hand!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #974617 by Sleeps In Socks
Apr 27, 2019 8:00am
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Congrats from North of the Border... I've been busy elsewhere, but nice to know you are still boxing hard...
After 10 years, excited to Letterbox
Board: State: California
Apr 28, 2019 8:14pm
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Left Seattle ten years ago, and discovered Letterboxing with my granddaughter while living there. Now in Petaluma, and packing up compass, stamp and setting out on a singular adventure. Thanks for Smithsonian Magazine many years ago for the introduction to Letterboxing via UK. Happy Adventures!
Re: After 10 years, excited to Letterbox
Board: State: California
Reply to: #974708 by JustAroundTheCorner
Apr 29, 2019 6:08am
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Great to have another CA boxer. Now get busy! 😄😄
Re: Happy AQ-versary Public Hand!!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #974638 by Public Hand
Apr 29, 2019 6:26am
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Hope you had a fantastic AQversary!! Double digits!!
Re: After 10 years, excited to Letterbox
Board: State: California
Reply to: #974708 by JustAroundTheCorner
Apr 29, 2019 5:29pm
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Welcome! Some of your new neighbors have left some boxes for you in Petaluma! Enjoy! Hope to see you on ‘the trail’!

Yosemite MJD
Bay Area Maker Faire 2019 - limited time interactive stamp!
Board: State: California
May 9, 2019 3:06pm
Hi Bay Area boxing friends!

I'll again be exhibiting at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo on Saturday, May 18, 2019, and I'll have a box hidden near my booth.

I'll also make the 2018 two-layered stamp available again for those who missed it last year.

Shoot me a line if you're planning to swing by. If you'd rather visit on Sunday instead, I won't be exhibiting but could be flexible to make the boxes available again.

Hope to see you there!
~µ[sic]
Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
May 23, 2019 9:44pm
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Congrats on your BOW!!

Way to go,
DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975438 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
May 23, 2019 10:28pm
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🎉🎉🎉
Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975438 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
May 24, 2019 8:31am
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Second that congrats!!!! HaPpY DaNcE!

We really have to make that road trip up to NorCal....

J&J
Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975444 by JampersandJ
May 24, 2019 10:06am
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...and well timed!
Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975438 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
May 24, 2019 11:35am
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Thanks everyone! We were so excited to see this one show up on the widget. And perfect timing with PAL day this week.