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You are Cordially Invited
Board: State: North Carolina
Feb 20, 2019 5:15am
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I would like to extend the invitation to my fellow letterboxers to join the guys and me in the much needed activity of planting letterboxes though the Mooresville, NC, area (mainly because we need some local boxes to find).

😁 Hehe. 🤣
Re: You are Cordially Invited
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #971815 by RDHG
Feb 20, 2019 4:50pm
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On it!
Re: You are Cordially Invited
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Reply to: #971840 by JBartiste
Feb 20, 2019 6:32pm
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So we started planting days here in central texas! We all plan a day, prep the stamps, spend the morning planting. We had lunch together and then went out to find.

Our next one, we voted for a double day. We'll spend all the first day planting and have dinner together. second day is for finding...

Maybe you could get some locals together to follow a similar format...
Re: You are Cordially Invited
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Reply to: #971846 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Feb 20, 2019 6:52pm
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What a fun idea! I am going to do that. Thank you for the advice. 💛
Re: You are Cordially Invited
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Reply to: #971847 by RDHG
Feb 20, 2019 7:03pm
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By the way, I saw your request for stamps for a homeschooling event...

I'm doing a stamp carving workshop and intro to letterboxing for our local homeschool community on March 13th! I'll be leading the carving and a friend of mine is going to lead the groups in finding letterboxes and educating...
Re: You are Cordially Invited
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Reply to: #971850 by Fantastic Mrs. Fox
Feb 21, 2019 4:08am
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Oh, how nice of you to do that! Hopefully a few families will get the bug. 😃

We potentially have two families coming over Sunday to learn about letterboxing, and one of them has already decided that they definitely want to play. 👍
Strictly Nightboxing 4 Event
Board: State: North Carolina
Feb 21, 2019 7:15am
I just posted an event for this summer, and I hope to see some old and new friends there!

[Strictly Nightboxing 4]
Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Feb 25, 2019 5:48am
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This is an out there question, maybe, but does anybody in that part of the state have an efficient mapping of the boxes there? I am thinking that I might head that way for a couple of days to do some boxing for my birthday. If I do, I would like to be able to find as many boxes as I can without driving back and forth across that part of the state because I do not know where I am going. Haha. Thank you for any help.

Also, if anybody would like to box with me, the company would be welcomed!
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972120 by RDHG
Feb 25, 2019 1:51pm
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That sounds like me in St. Louis. I use a GPS and it puts them in order :) but I have to choose them & type them all in first. :(
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972139 by Topcollector
Feb 25, 2019 1:55pm
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Thanks! I agree with that. The challenge is that Google Maps limits the number of places that I can enter. Do you use a different program?
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972140 by RDHG
Feb 25, 2019 2:04pm
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I just have an old Garmin GPS on my dash board. I wouldn't be able to find anything without it, although it has been known to direct me into a cornfield now and then.

Sure wish I was in your area. I'd love to have someone to letterbox with.
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972140 by RDHG
Feb 25, 2019 2:31pm
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What is Google's limit? For this type of stuff, I revert to MapQuest. There are websites devoted to doing just this (findthebestroute.com is one but you are limited to 20 locations for the free version).
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972120 by RDHG
Feb 25, 2019 2:37pm
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Maybe you could use the trip planner on here and trip search. I've used it some when I went out of state.
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
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Reply to: #972145 by Topcollector
Feb 25, 2019 2:47pm
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Where would I find the trip planner?
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
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Reply to: #972143 by karmakat
Feb 25, 2019 2:48pm
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Oh, I forgot about MapQuest!
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
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Reply to: #972147 by RDHG
Feb 25, 2019 5:25pm
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Trip planner is in toolbox above.
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972149 by Topcollector
Feb 25, 2019 5:42pm
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Thank you.

Maybe we will meet somewhere in the middle for an event someday. 😉
Happy AQversary, Munkeybee!
Board: State: North Carolina
Feb 25, 2019 6:46pm
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🎉 I just noticed that today is your cake day. 🎂 Woohoo! 🤸‍♀️ Hopefully it has been a good one. 👍

(I also noticed that your first find was on my birthday. Hehe. What a great day!)
Re: Happy AQversary, Munkeybee!
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Reply to: #972153 by RDHG
Feb 25, 2019 7:11pm
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Thanks! It's also the curls aqversary! A couple years apart, we didn't even know each other.... and now we're good friends thanks to letterboxing!!
Re: Happy AQversary, Munkeybee!
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Reply to: #972155 by Munkeybee
Feb 25, 2019 7:35pm
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That tends to happen, eh? 😊
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972120 by RDHG
Feb 25, 2019 9:02pm
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Exactly which days are you planning? :) I'm not really available in the next week/end to do a bunch of boxing but maybe some. Also if you're coming here maybe that's an easier way for us to meet up?

If you do a search for the boxes and then map them, a large amount of them are pinned in the right place, you could pick a route or side of town and put them in order. And you can definitely spend a few days just boxing too. There were already a good number here and we've recently been planting dozens more for a planting challenge!

Mouse Nanny at one time had a guide to Raleigh boxes for this purpose but I don't think it's current??
Re: Happy AQversary, Munkeybee!
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972153 by RDHG
Feb 25, 2019 10:04pm
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Yes, Happy AQversary toooooo yooooouuuu ;)
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972158 by Munkeybee
Feb 26, 2019 4:17am
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Munkeybee, if I go, it would probably be the 7th and 8th. I need to look at H's activities, R's travel schedule, and lodging. I am hopeful, though!
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
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Reply to: #972158 by Munkeybee
Feb 28, 2019 6:30pm
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I have started trying to update that list of boxes but am only about 1/3 of the way through. People keep planting new boxes. :)
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
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Reply to: #972230 by Mouse Nanny
Feb 28, 2019 7:15pm
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That is a good challenge to have. 😉
Re: Raleigh and Surrounding Areas
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #972230 by Mouse Nanny
Mar 2, 2019 8:08pm
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Hashtag sorrynotsorry lol

It won't let me put a hashtag
New event listed for May
Board: State: North Carolina
Mar 22, 2019 10:25am
Calling all North Carolina boxers! Come enjoy an event in a scenic part of Virginia that you've probably never boxed in before. It will be an overnight camping event, since the event location is in the abject middle of nowhere. The park has camping and cabins.

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/fairy-stone#general_information

The event is the weekend of May 19th.
April 10th Event
Board: State: North Carolina
Apr 2, 2019 3:08am
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Greetings! H and I are hosting an event on Wednesday, April 10th, to share letterboxing with other homeschool families. If any of you are available during the week and would like to come be there and help answer questions or walk a group through some clues, we would be happy to have you there. 😃
Re: April 10th Event
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #973716 by RDHG
Apr 2, 2019 2:56pm
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Oh, My Stars. I posted the event this morning, and it is already up to forty-six participants signed up. 😮 The event is for Wednesday, April 10th, at 10:00 AM in Mooresville, NC.

That said, if any of you experienced boxers are available, would like to come out and help? Haha. My thinking is to do the instructional part of the event and then have people break off into groups to go hunting. It would be helpful if I could have an experienced boxers lead each group.

Any takers? 😁
Re: April 10th Event
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Reply to: #973740 by RDHG
Apr 2, 2019 6:16pm
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Leave a ticket for me at the airport :)