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Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968065 by Spartanfans
Nov 8, 2018 8:01am
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I believer someone named 4EyesMcGee agreed to be the go to person for Michigan. Unless you want to be that person! Cool....I new poll is born....which Michigander will be the Hostess or Hoster. Voting is open now!!!!
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968017 by Prince Igor
Nov 8, 2018 11:03am
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I can't even afford one night on Mackinac Island.
Re: Stayin' Warm event attendees
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968059 by BaliWho
Nov 9, 2018 6:29am
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I'm not sure I'm going to make it to the event :(

I have kids soccer games at 12:30, 12:40, and 6:50. Then I have to sell hot dogs for our scout pack at 2:00-4. and then I have to be in Brighton at 6:15 for a monthly group date night. I'm soooo bummed. will the boxes be left out on Sunday? We have robotics from 1-3, but perhaps Mike can go instead of me and I could get the boxes.
why do people have to schedule ALL the things when I want to letterbox????
Re: Stayin' Warm event attendees
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968136 by Spartanfans
Nov 9, 2018 4:50pm
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It's because you are busy with kids. I can't believe you can even find time to letterbox; I was flying here and there everyday! But even though it's busy, don't wish the years away. Your time will come (as mine has) where letteboxing truly is a hobby you can fit into your life.

I'm sorry I won't be able to say hello to my letterboxing friends at the Birch Run event. Terry and I already had a vacation scheduled and we are in the midst of enjoying that. Have fun, everyone! Box on!
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #967757 by 4EyesMcGee
Nov 11, 2018 8:49pm
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Moms_play would chip in and Help in anyway
Re: Stayin' Warm event attendees....bottle caps
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #967956 by BaliWho
Nov 14, 2018 4:45pm
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Bali, I can get my work crew to save caps again.
Re: Stayin' Warm event attendees....bottle caps
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968361 by Codysix
Nov 16, 2018 2:17pm
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Cool deal! I will do the collection again at the February event. I still haven't turned the ones I collected into them, so I might still have them then! ;)
Re: Stayin' Warm event attendees....bottle caps
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968436 by BaliWho
Nov 16, 2018 5:45pm
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Bali - post it to the event if you can...if not, I can do it...maybe we can get more people that way
Anyone interested in helping?
Board: State: Michigan
Nov 19, 2018 12:04pm
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Hey Michigan friends,

My friend TeachJR of Illinois started a virtual event several months ago wanting to get 200 letterboxes planted all over the country to help celebrate the bicentennial of Illinois. I believe there are around 140 boxes planted, but that still leaves 60ish boxes to go. I know that there are 2 boxes already planted in Michigan.

I just thought I'd throw the idea out there to encourage you to help her meet her goal if you have the time and desire. Maybe you have a box already carved that would fit this theme perfectly! Here's the link if you are interested.

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4046

And, a completely random tangent: TeachJR and friends throws an amazing event every year in Illinois (always using the word HOMERDOODLE) if you are looking for a great event to attend. Here is the link to this summer's event:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4062

Just my encouragement to my Michigan letterboxing community. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, everyone!
Louanne/Angel Winks
Re: Anyone interested in helping?
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968513 by Angel Winks
Nov 19, 2018 4:25pm
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I have an idea for an Illinois stamp, which hopefully I can get carved and planted before the end of the year.

dp
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968017 by Prince Igor
Nov 20, 2018 5:37pm
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I love Mackinac island but it would be awful for an L&B - not enough room, limited camping, and pricey. Would be a great place for a smaller event though!
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968017 by Prince Igor
Nov 21, 2018 4:25am
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Wow!! I love that idea!! How about 6 days - plus I could potentially hunt for the mapsurfer box while there!
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968570 by 4EyesMcGee
Nov 21, 2018 8:16am
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We love this idea also!!!! We have set up a Go Fund Me page so we can afford to go to this event, so please give all you can (we like to travel in style).

The Letterboxing Renegades - Looking for sugar daddies.....
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968557 by TrailTroll
Nov 21, 2018 7:12pm
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I don't know, I think there'd be way too many muggles. Mapsurfer box is gone, too.
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968583 by PapaSolo
Nov 22, 2018 3:30am
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Nooooooo!!! Are you sure?
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968583 by PapaSolo
Nov 22, 2018 4:05am
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The one in our area has been gone for years.
I found it. I checked on it a year later. Gone.
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968589 by Grrly Girl
Nov 22, 2018 4:56am
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That’s so sad. All the good boxes go missing. Need to figure out a way to ensure the longevity of these classics.
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968583 by PapaSolo
Nov 22, 2018 5:13am
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Oh no. I had this one on my list to get in 2019. How do you know that it's gone?
Gobble Gobble
Board: State: Michigan
Nov 22, 2018 7:07am
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! May your day be filled with good food, family, and happy memories!

4eyes
Re: Gobble Gobble
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968596 by 4EyesMcGee
Nov 22, 2018 7:25am
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Right back at you, 4Eyes! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and to all Michigan letterboxers!

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday as we do some Winter Fest planning. Everyone, have you had a chance to sign up for Winter Fest 2019: Favorite Book yet? Letterboxes, books, cozy indoor setting, and shenanigans by 4Eyes. What's not to love?
Re: Gobble Gobble
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968596 by 4EyesMcGee
Nov 22, 2018 8:09am
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I'll chime in with Thanksgiving blessings from the west side of our wonderful state! Enjoy and cherish all of it, letterbox friends.
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968583 by PapaSolo
Nov 22, 2018 8:24am
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I cannot find any mention of the mapsurfer box in either AQ or LbNA. Is it a premium member's only box?

The last couple of times I went to Mackinac Islands have been after Labor Day. In October, most shops and hotels were closed and it was cold. In September, the shops and hotels were open, the weather was cool, and there were few people. No crowds. No families. I didn't have to worry about muggles. I was able to letterbox to my heart's content. When letterboxing in the summer, though, muggles were a big problem.

But the island is still somewhat expensive, even in the shoulder season.
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968602 by Prince Igor
Nov 22, 2018 9:07am
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Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968604 by Angel Winks
Nov 22, 2018 9:58am
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Thanks.
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968592 by Angel Winks
Nov 22, 2018 10:03am
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I believe SITE Sleuths knew the exact location and didn't find it.
Re: next L&B location
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968611 by PapaSolo
Nov 22, 2018 6:28pm
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I looked for it on a trip in 2009 and didn’t find it either.
Re: Anyone interested in helping?
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #968513 by Angel Winks
Nov 23, 2018 2:34pm
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Thank you so much for helping get the word out, Angel Winks! We are now up to 151 boxes - 49 more needed to reach our goal!

TeachJR
Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Dec 8, 2018 6:29am
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Dawnkey and I were talking about the tools and tricks of letterboxing and using the Atlas Quest site. We thought it would be interesting to open up a discussion about what we've found helpful and hope that some of our Michigan friends might both learn from us but also teach the rest of us some of their ways of using the website.

So here goes...

CUSTOM LOCATIONS - I use this constantly! Once I know where I am going, I search the area. For example, when I do a search of Indianapolis, Indiana, letterboxes come up in a variety of ways and I adapt them to make finding them easier.

When [this box] comes up with the address but not the name of the place, I "customize" it by adding the name of the place along with the address.

When [this box] comes up with the name of the place but not an exact address, I google the address then "customize" it by adding the address along with the name of the place.

But the most helpful is when [a box like this] comes up and I need to find both the address and the name of the location. When I "customize" it, my future searches will put it where it belongs and I don't miss it when I'm at the location.

Does anyone else use CUSTOM ADDRESSES regularly?
Angel Winks
Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #969181 by Angel Winks
Dec 8, 2018 9:18am
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Thanks for getting the ball rolling, Angel Winks. I'm also a huge fan of the custom address feature.

We might want to mention at this point that custom addresses are a perk of an AQ premium membership. There are many perks and you can find them here if you're not already a premium member. (Disclaimer: Ryan is *not* paying us to advertise.) :)

One of my favorite premium features is custom menus. To use:

Go to My Page/Preferences. Select Custom Menu from the bar of options across the top of the page. It's just to the left of Premium Hat.

Under Add Menu Item on the left choose the submenu you'd like your item listed under (Home, Toolbox, Boards, People, etc.), type the way you want the item listed in the title box, and then add the link in the URL box. Once you click the Add Item button you'll be able to access your menu item from the menus that run across the top of AQ pages.

You can add links for AQ pages or external links like LbNA and Rumkin. I like to add links for events I'm signed up for under the People tab. It makes it easy to access the event page before and after event, and then I just remove it from the menu once all my finds are recorded.
Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Reply to: #969181 by Angel Winks
Dec 8, 2018 9:19am
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I definitely do. And given your examples, I will often customize the Crown Hill Cemetery address to the 32nd Street address (Old Gates entrance). It’s the closest to my sweet daddy’s resting place. If anyone comes without a map, it is easily available at the 38th street entrance (offices).