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Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue, the Unofficial Cover Story
Board: State: California
Aug 4, 2019 8:35am
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A cold wind blew as she exited her vehicle. I could tell by her long face that it had been an even longer day.

"Howdy, Chief," I offered.

She nodded, not even trying to smile.

Stepping on the porch, she opened the door and I followed her inside.

"I am assuming that this not social visit," she muttered, eyeing my pen and paper.

"Just here to get the fact," I replied quietly.

She tossed her police hat on her desk and stepped over to her chair. Taking her left hand, she pulled it down and over her face. It was obvious she was tired. In the sixteen years that I had known her, I had never seen her so exhausted.

"Facts, Andy? Is there such a thing anymore?" she asked leaning back in her chair.

"Two kids on Horror Hill said they saw Michael Myers and Freddy Kruger," I started slowly.

"Yep. We closed it for everyone's protection."

"But there are reports of others, yes?" I pushed gently.

Before she answered, she reached down and from her mini frig, she pulled out a Dr. Pepper. It was not well known that the Kitty loved her Dr. Pepper, without ice, certainly not shaken and absolutely never stirred.

Slamming the can down, she cracked it open. The pressure of the release echoed the otherwise silent room. Suddenly there were two shot glasses that I had no idea where she got them from. She pour me a shot and then herself.

"If we are going to talk facts, we drink," she murmured.

I guzzled my shot of DP down.

So did she. She then looked at the empty glass longingly and I could tell her thoughts were deep.

"Yep, yep, yep. Horror Hill has become just that. All the horror villains have gathered there. The Devil Rejects . . . Chucky. Hell, even Jaws is up there."

She then placed the empty shot glass on the table and twirled it casually.

"Since 'Jason' has returned, it has become an absolute horror fest out there."

"But Ranch park?"

Say nothing but arching her eye brow, she nodded again. "Yep, the mystical creatures are running loose in the woods out there. It's true."

"And Devil's Corral? Stranger-"

"Stranger Things is happening out there-yeah, we know," she confirmed.

Leaning forward towards my friend, I needed to know. "Is it true about THE Beast--has it returned?" I asked in a low voice, trying not to show my fear.

The Chief simply nodded.

"So too has the old Hollywood monsters."

Despite myself, I gasped. "The old ones?"

Bringing up her lower lip, she nodded again.

I felt myself begin to sweat.

"But those only come out at night," she admitted.

I swallowed hard and reached for the Dr. Pepper. Ripping off the top, I poured myself another shot. Without waiting for the foam to settle, I gulped it down.

"Ever since those 'Jason' killings, it's been horror-rific," the chief confirmed.

"Have you located the killer yet," I asked, truly concerned.

She nodded but then turned to me. "There is a special operation going on. I can't discuss it . . . yet. "

"So, what are you doing?" I demanded, offensively. I raised my voice. I did not mean to but I was scared.

"At Hobo Camp, we are showing the people 13 Ways to Survive a Horror Film among other things." Her voice was serious.

"And the old Hollywood monsters?" I asked, a little calmer.

She smiled and nodded. She apparently had a secret plan. "Yep. We’ve got a plan about them too--at Roxy Peconum. "

From behind her the clock chimed 12 am, midnight. I shuddered. She stood up and reached for her police hat.

I followed.

Just as we exited the station there was the full moon, waiting for us.

Before I could say anything there was a loud, deep, howl from an unnatural creature.

I peed a little.

Spooked, I looked at her.

"Like I said, the old Hollywood monsters only come out at night."

Then pulling out her six shooter, she emptied the chamber and from a her shirt pocket she pulled out six silver bullets. Having loaded the silver bullets in her gun, she slapped the chamber shut and hoisted her gun.

"Good luck, Andy," she whispered as she walked away into the dark night.
Re: Camp Aint-Gotta-Clue, the Unofficial Cover Story
Board: State: California
Reply to: #977999 by Captain Slick Kitty
Aug 5, 2019 4:19am
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More please
Stamping in at Yosemite NP
Board: State: California
Aug 5, 2019 11:42pm
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Shhhh.... Don't tell the Park Rangers, but be found a BUNCH of cool stamps at Yosemite National Park.

Actually, they knew all about them, because the Happy Isles Art and Nature Center was offering printmaking kits (and tutorials).

https://www.atlasquest.com/images/gallery/14/75/147594.jpg

It seems local artist and renowned rock-climber Mash Alexander was the inspiration.

https://www.atlasquest.com/images/gallery/14/75/147595.jpg

https://www.atlasquest.com/images/gallery/14/75/147596.jpg

There was even a box of his example stamps at the counter. (Woohoo!)

... Now I'm really tempted to drop this guy a line and introduce him to letterboxing.
Re: Stamping in at Yosemite NP
Board: State: California
Reply to: #978034 by Nature Hikers
Aug 6, 2019 4:18am
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Those are amazing, thanks for sharing. I love his style.

I hope everybody knows that all NPs have stamps to commemorate your visit. I have a Passport Book, but it filled up fast so now I just stamp them into my regular LB logbook.
Re: Stamping in at Yosemite NP
Board: State: California
Reply to: #978034 by Nature Hikers
Aug 6, 2019 4:08pm
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Ooooo, might be time for a new sig stamp.....

Yosemite MJD
Re: Stamping in at Yosemite NP
Board: State: California
Reply to: #978035 by Jabber
Aug 6, 2019 6:39pm
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. I have a Passport Book, but it filled up fast so now I just stamp them into my regular LB logbook.

Shucks, when mine filled up I bought the bigger one:
https://www.amazon.com/Passport-Your-National-Parks-Collectors/dp/1590911768

...as well as inking them into my boxing journal, maps, park brochures, postcards, travel journal...
(Don’t pay $45- they’re $25 if you can find one in a park visitors center, or if Eastern National gets ‘em back in stock.)
Re: Stamping in at Yosemite NP
Board: State: California
Reply to: #978064 by Summerfun
Aug 7, 2019 12:17am
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That’s the one we have too! But sometimes that’s still not enough with all the National Historic Trails and Wildlife Refuges.

Our Aunt took hers apart and divided it into sections. After adding extra blank pages, she rebound it into volumes based on region.

Oh the wonders of owning a Bind-It-All ...
Re: Stamping in at Yosemite NP
Board: State: California
Reply to: #978075 by Nature Hikers
Aug 8, 2019 8:11am
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Excellent Idea.... I've added cardstock to my regions as they are filling, now my book is bulging!!!!! Thanks for sharing your Aunt's idea

Wendy
Re: Stamping in at Yosemite NP
Board: State: California
Reply to: #978075 by Nature Hikers
Aug 8, 2019 2:14pm
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Your aunt is the passport champion ! :D Separating regions will eliminate wear and tear, too. I’ve been working on ideas to extend my National Stamp section since mine only has spaces for a few more years.
Beasts, Serial Killers, Scary Dark Woods, OH MY!
Board: State: California
Sep 3, 2019 5:07pm
Dear Governor,

I have read and reviewed your plan of action regarding our Camp Crystal Lake Serial Killer. I have heard from 4 out of the assembled 5 teams. As the 5th team has not been filled and is vacant, I implore to remember that we are in need of serious problems solvers, can handle blood and gore and will be quick on their feet. Catching a heinous murderer is not easy and escaping them is harder but still, we must solve this horrific crime to the best of our abilities.

Furthermore, I implore you to remember that we also have a Beast in the Wood Mystery still pending resolution. As you know, the 5th team is vacant and is needing to be filled. It is best for the 5th team to be able to think on their feet and collect and analyze evidence as they go along.

In case you are not aware, since the initial assault, horror villains, ancient monsters and Stranger Things seem to be coming out of the woods in droves . . . Between the fore mentioned and ideas such as Top 13 Ways to Survive A Horror Movie, and Top 7 Ways to Survive a Haunted House, to name a few, there are between 70 and 80 of those-those- planted things in the immediate Susanville Area!

So, please consider this an urgent plea, to send your best, to help quell this Horror-fest in the Woods!

Sincerely,
Chief Captain Slick Kitty

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4169
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4203
In-between Los Angeles & San Diego
Board: State: California
Sep 11, 2019 12:21pm
Hello All,

The Mystery Host HHH has been relocated, so close to an offramp, and such easy access!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?boxId=274524

Great off ramp to get food, a park for the kids to run off energy and to take a break from the traffic. Why not squeeze in a little boxing while you're going up or down the San Diego freeway?

Oh, did I mention that the Innkeeper/Host stamp will change every few months, so you can re-visit again and again? You can ignore the HHs if you want!

Hope you'll visit as you're driving by, or if you're down here in October for the upcoming "Great Outdoors Letterboxing Event"!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4095
Congratulations kudichan!
Board: State: California
Sep 15, 2019 4:19am
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Congratulations for an amazing series of boxes!! Dbare and I couldn't make the event but found these shortly after....all carves were fantastic as was where they were located... brilliant work from all involved!!
Re: Congratulations kudichan!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979434 by Public Hand
Sep 15, 2019 6:48am
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Congratulations for an amazing series of boxes!!

Woo-hoo for kudichan and her purple diamond!

DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Re: Congratulations kudichan!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979434 by Public Hand
Sep 15, 2019 6:59am
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👍 🎉 👏👏👏!
Re: Congratulations kudichan!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979434 by Public Hand
Sep 15, 2019 8:05am
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It was a fun event and a great series. The purple diamond was DEFINITELY well deserved! Congratulations!
Letterboxers at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass!
Board: State: California
Sep 15, 2019 5:00pm
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Wow, John Valjean and Dovehen! You are performing in Hardly Strictly! Good for you both! Wish I could come by, but I have previous plans. Have a really fun time!

Yosemite MJD, wanna be ukeleleist
Re: Congratulations kudichan!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979434 by Public Hand
Sep 15, 2019 8:30pm
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Yay! Congrats, kudichan!
Re: Congratulations kudichan!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979434 by Public Hand
Sep 15, 2019 9:40pm
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Thank you guys!! Thanks and congrats to LROSEM, Mu, Linden Leaf, Raven, and Jabber, too, woohoo! Now I just need to get the one box back in action, somewhere...
Re: Congratulations kudichan!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979479 by kudichan
Sep 15, 2019 9:50pm
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Big hugs to you!

Sigh, another year of not making it up to NorCal.....
Re: Congratulations kudichan!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979434 by Public Hand
Sep 15, 2019 10:06pm
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Yes indeed! Congratulations.
Re: Letterboxers at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979469 by Yosemite MJD
Sep 18, 2019 9:26am
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Wow! That is so cool! They are some of the first LBers I met in person.
Need Planting Help
Board: State: California
Sep 18, 2019 9:34am
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I am cleaning out my closets and as much as I’d like to pretend I’m going to start planting boxes again... I don’t think it’s happening. So, I have quite a few stamps, both singles and series/groups that I’m asking for help in planting. I will mail them to you, you plant wherever you want, most are already named, some are not. All sizes. Please, message me with your address and how many stamps you like and I will mail them to you. All I ask is for carving credit when you plant ☺️
I appreciate any help you can give,
GremLandS
Re: Need Planting Help
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979538 by Gremlands
Sep 18, 2019 1:32pm
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Thank you for all the help! All stamps have found a place to go ❤️ If I dig up any more, I’ll post again. You guys are the best!

Laurie
Camp Aint Gotta Clue
Board: State: California
Sep 30, 2019 7:38am
Huge huge kudos to Captain Slick Kitty and all her helpers. This event was worth every minute of our 8 hour, well 20 after boxing, drive. The stamps were amazing, the "window dressing" carefully thought out, and the events mind blowing. Every single detail was presented in s way that made the weekend blow our minds. Thank you thank you thank you. We look forward to the next one.
Maiden, just one member of the Mystery Machine
Happy AQversary to Da Kool Cats!
Board: State: California
Sep 30, 2019 2:14pm
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All the best to da coolest!!

Yosemite
Re: Happy AQversary to Da Kool Cats!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979887 by Yosemite MJD
Sep 30, 2019 6:13pm
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Add my Congrats too to the Kats - on another AQ year!!!!

Wendy
Re: Happy AQversary to Da Kool Cats!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979887 by Yosemite MJD
Sep 30, 2019 7:54pm
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Happy day!! ^..^
Happy AQversary to Wendy!
Board: State: California
Oct 1, 2019 11:55am
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Happy AQversary!
Re: Happy AQversary to Wendy!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979933 by Yosemite MJD
Oct 1, 2019 6:44pm
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Yay! Congratulations on 12 years of AQ fun!
Re: Happy AQversary to Wendy!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #979933 by Yosemite MJD
Oct 2, 2019 6:27am
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Happy day, Wendy!!