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Hello Iowa!
Board: State: Iowa
Jun 16, 2014 4:13pm
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Saturday afternoon after grabbing a box in Indiana, my husband said to me, "How would you like to go to Iowa?" "Well, why not? We've never been there." So off we went, and after spending the night in Illinois, we crossed the bridge into Burlington, then drove up to Wapello. In the 1860s my grandmother's family settled there and my father and I used to dream about going there and seeing the area. Hubs and I found the country cemetery where my relatives are buried and we got to photograph my great-great-grandfather's stone and several others belonging to the family.

While heading back it occurred to me that on Father's Day, 20 years after we lost Dad, I finally got to realize his dream.

We then drove back to Burlington and scored our Iowa box at Grandpa's Homemade Ice Cream. We really enjoyed our very short visit to Iowa and look forward to returning.

Cheryl and Tom / Team Mad Dawg
Cincinnati, Ohio
Re: Hello Iowa!
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #853068 by Team Mad Dawg
Jun 16, 2014 4:34pm
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Lovely! and now that you know the way …
Re: Hello Iowa!
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #853068 by Team Mad Dawg
Jun 16, 2014 4:38pm
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That's super sweet! Happy to hear that you knew where to go to make such an amazing connection with your family.

Many happy returns!
Re: Trip in August 2014!!!
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #819948 by helms2049
Aug 10, 2014 5:30pm
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August Update ~ I've been in contact with KnottyKnitterDirtMonkey and discovered that her trip did not work out as planned and it's not happening.
Since there are three 'agree's on the previous post, is anyone still interested in a boxing day in the Des Moines area?
PM me and when I get some kind of response(s), there may be some kind of get together (or not ~ depending). At the least I will let the interested folks know who each other are so if nothing comes of this, they can at least stay in contact with each other and make their own fun.
Postcards?
Board: State: Iowa
Feb 13, 2015 12:58pm
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Hi Iowa boxers!!
My son (Kevin Mouse) is doing a project about Iowa and I was wondering if a few of you Iowa boxers could help him out by sending him a postcard or some tourist-y type of info about your state! We don't know anyone there!
If you could help him out with his project please AQ me and I'll send you our address. If you are able to send some tourist maps/books I will pay postage!
Thanks!
Mommy Mouse
Re: Postcards?
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #888050 by Mommy Mouse
Feb 13, 2015 3:25pm
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If you want to have it sent directly, and at my expense (being a taxpayer), use this link and order whatever you want.
http://www.traveliowa.com

Good luck!
Maude
Re: Postcards?
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #888057 by Maude
Feb 13, 2015 3:43pm
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Thanks! I just ordered a guide!
Re: Postcards?
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #888050 by Mommy Mouse
Feb 18, 2015 7:00am
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I can send you some postcards! Just let me know where to mail them!
Easter Finally!!
Board: State: Iowa
Mar 30, 2015 9:25pm
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OK, so I could never seem to get my poop-in-a-group last year . . . My Easter Series (Holy Week) is finally re-planted!! I'll leave it in place for a few weeks, so anyone that happens to have time to stop in town, I hope you'll make time to swing by West Des Moines.

Also, my Kids wanted to carve and expand the series, so check back before you hit the trail!

Enjoy =)
Re: Easter Finally!!
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #893211 by Luxem Via
Mar 30, 2015 9:28pm
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poop-in-a-group

Now there's one I've never heard before. Nice substitution phrase though! ;)
Re: Easter Finally!!
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #893212 by Bubbaloo Magoo
Apr 1, 2015 4:02pm
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My upbringing was a little "cleaner" than average . . . thought I should maintain the same decorum =)
Traveling!
Board: State: Iowa
Aug 25, 2015 10:33pm
Hello!!!
My wonderful wife and i are going to be making a trip to the wonderful area of Iowa!!... in a few weeks. we plan to be around the Backbone state park area, and are wondering... what places have amazing awesome boxes that we just can't miss! thanks in advance!

Loverboy
Viking invasion
Board: State: Iowa
Feb 3, 2016 9:02pm
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Dear Iowa Boxer's,

The Kindly Vikings are invading Cedar Rapids... well, we're moving here anyway. We are looking forward to boxing on some fresh turf, and meeting some of you.

If you know of some great boxes around Iowa (or nearby states) that we can pillage, please share!

See you on the trails,
TheKindlyVikings
Re: Viking invasion
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #919465 by TheKindlyVikings
Feb 3, 2016 9:20pm
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I am sure that we'll see you up north soon enough!!
Re: Viking invasion
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #919468 by Dartmoor Dreamer
Feb 3, 2016 9:47pm
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Oh yeah, St. Paul would be an easy weekend trip. Even a day trip, if we were desperate. ;-)

-TKV
Re: Viking invasion
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #919465 by TheKindlyVikings
Feb 4, 2016 5:14am
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Cedar Rapids? in Iowa? A real letterboxing family? Fantastic!

There are all sorts of boxes scattered from Iowa City down through and around Burlington, and a bit to your west and southwest, not to mention a few sitting in my house waiting for spring. You will not be bored.
Pine Cone Project
Board: State: Iowa
Mar 13, 2016 2:56pm
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A thoughtful letterboxer sent me a pine cone to be planted in Maine as part of the Pine Cone Project. I know her name and address but didn't jot down her trailname. Please pm me so I may give you proper credit as carver when I plant.

Thank you, Teacup
Re: Pine Cone Project
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #922089 by Teacup
Mar 13, 2016 3:50pm
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I had a blast with this and was so honored to bbe selected for cali - thanks teacup !
Re: Pine Cone Project
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #922097 by brailleboxer
Mar 13, 2016 5:20pm
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You are welcome, I'm sure. Maude didn't think Maine should be left out of the loop so carved us a pine cone for our very own.
Going from CT to IA!
Board: State: Iowa
Apr 27, 2016 6:11am
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My husband, our two kids and myself are going out to Iowa in September! I was wondering if there are any letterboxes along I-80, or not too far from it, that are must grabs. Anywhere from Pennsylvania to the Des Moines area of Iowa. We're going about 40 miles west of Des Moines to Stuart.
We will also be going to Winterset to see the new John Wayne Museum!
Thank you to everyone in advance!
Re: Going from CT to IA!
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #925330 by Neen and Joy
Apr 27, 2016 6:45am
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Yes, there are! How much time do you have for stopping along the way?
Re: Going from CT to IA!
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #925333 by Maude
Apr 27, 2016 7:00am
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We want to stop a few times along the way. My husband is going to take two weeks off so we're taking our sweet time. Lol
Help needed please.
Board: State: Iowa
Apr 27, 2016 2:35pm
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Help needed in Iowa City. Box One of "M's Quest" Replanted today (rainy day) and found the 4th tree cut up pretty bad so we put the box under the 3rd tree but it needs to be hidden better with a couple of rocks or something. Could a close by boxer help out please? Let me know if you can.

Thank you
Caveman
Re: Help needed please.
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #925362 by caveman-80-inc.
Apr 27, 2016 5:19pm
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I think I have someone who can help.
Re: Help needed please.
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #925373 by Maude
Apr 27, 2016 5:55pm
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Thank you!
Iowa Universities in Missouri Valley Conference
Board: State: Iowa
May 5, 2016 9:40pm
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I am looking for volunteers to plant carves for schools in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Iowa schools are:

Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls
Drake - Des Moines

If interested let me know.
Re: Iowa Universities in Missouri Valley Conference
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #925871 by IrishRef
May 6, 2016 4:10am
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Could you provide a timeline, even by AQmail? I am fully booked for about three months.
Re: Iowa Universities in Missouri Valley Conference
Board: State: Iowa
Reply to: #925875 by Maude
May 6, 2016 11:35am
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No timeline. Just looking for a home near the universities. Let me know if you can do one or both and I'll drop them it/them into the mail.
Large Number of New Boxes in Austin, MN
Board: State: Iowa
Jul 11, 2016 8:13pm
If anyone is interested, a substantial number of new letterboxes were just published in the Austin, MN area. That is the far South Central Part of Minnesota, so not that far away from Northern IA. Also, should you choose to get these, we highly recommend the new and improved Spam museum in downtown Austin. It's quite nice. That is all.
Happy AQversay Reluctant Travler!
Board: State: Iowa
Dec 16, 2017 9:23am
happy day indeed! Hope to see you again when I return to Iowa. :)