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Board: State: Tennessee
Oct 31, 2004 9:13pm
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Tennessee Tranquility has me stumped!
Board: State: Tennessee
Nov 3, 2004 6:48pm
Hi!

Just thought I'd post a message out here to let you Tennesseeans know that I'm here and occassionally have reason to travel to your fine state. My alma mater is in TN and my father lives in TN too.

I'll be happy to stay in touch with you boxers!

I've spent over an hour on Tennessee Tranquility and I've had to walk away from it since I'm stumped!!! And I'm normally good with the brain teasers. :-( Maybe another day with a clearer head....

Amyrica (in Georgia)
TN Trip Planning
Board: State: Tennessee
Feb 28, 2005 2:19pm
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We plan a trip to Tennessee in a couple of months so of course we have to grab a few boxes. We plan to go to Shiloh and other Civil War sites. Any suggestions on boxes?

Cheryl
Team Mad Dawg
Re: TN Trip Planning
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #2440 by Team Mad Dawg
Feb 28, 2005 5:57pm
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Hi Cheryl.

There aren't a lot of folks from TN on AtlasQuest. The main letterboxer up there is She Who Plants and she also chooses not to be on AQ! You might try emailing her at shewhoplants@aol.com for the 411. If that email address doesn't work anymore, email her via letterboxing.org.

Good luck!
Amyrica (in Atlanta)
Re: TN Trip Planning
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #2450 by Amyrica
Feb 28, 2005 6:40pm
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Quote The main letterboxer up there is She Who Plants and she also chooses not to be on AQ!


Blasphemy! Who is this poor, lost soul in need of direction? ;o)

-- Ryan
Chattanooga, TN
Board: State: Tennessee
May 10, 2005 7:34am
Too any of you that a even thinking about boxing in Chattanooga...Good luck finding "What are You Doing in My...HEY!" With Chattanooga boxes frequent disappearance, I dare anyone to just happen in on this one. Whew...the trail, the hike...it was merde-ous on my thighs.

laughing,

MoWizLiz
Would like a PLBer from Tennessee to join......
Board: State: Tennessee
Aug 5, 2005 9:53am
I have a PLB that I would like someone from Tennessee to join.....

Here's the address:

http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/showboxinfo.html?boxId=8006
New Letterboxer in Nashville, TN
Board: State: Tennessee
Apr 6, 2006 12:22pm
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Hello everyone! I'm a new letterboxer in Nashville and I am chomping at the bit to get started. I'm just waiting to get my stamp carved--materials and tools have yet to arrive. I already have clues printed out and am in the process of designing letterboxes to plant. Argh. I am already addicted and haven't even logged a letterbox find yet (except some virtual ones, which were fun, too)!

Anyway...See you on the trail!
Moon Seeker
Re: New Letterboxer in Nashville, TN
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #19355 by Moon Seeker
Apr 6, 2006 4:00pm
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Quote Hello everyone! I'm a new letterboxer in Nashville and I am chomping at the bit to get started. I'm just waiting to get my stamp carved--materials and tools have yet to arrive. I already have clues printed out and am in the process of designing letterboxes to plant. Argh. I am already addicted and haven't even logged a letterbox find yet (except some virtual ones, which were fun, too)!

Anyway...See you on the trail!
Moon Seeker


Hi Moon Seeker!

Welcome to Nashville and letterboxing! We are happy to see a new boxer! :) I am sure you will enjoy the boxing here. There are some great boxes to be found. Please let me know if I can help you with anything. I noticed you have some clues printed out. Before you head out to look for them, check with the planter to be sure they are still there. We went with MinPin Lovers today and boxed for She Who Plants Redwall series today. After we found them, she pulled them because the park threatened to do it for her and fine her if she didn't pull them. It's a shame because the trail they were on was gorgeous! There are some others missing in the area too. Email me if you'd like to know which ones they are. Look forward to seeing you out there!

Liz of Penguin Patrol Madison, TN
Re: New Letterboxer in Nashville, TN
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #19380 by Penguin Patrol
Apr 6, 2006 8:56pm
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What a shame to have some go before I can find them. I saw that She made a note about the ones in Centennial Park...rats! I noticed a few of yours out there, too. Looking forward to the search. I'm hoping to have my stamp finished by the first of the week. Just email the planter to be sure the box still exists? When's the next gathering--can't believe I just missed one!

::Can you tell I'm really really excited?::
Re: New Letterboxer in Nashville, TN
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #19399 by Moon Seeker
Apr 7, 2006 7:43am
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Quote What a shame to have some go before I can find them. I saw that She made a note about the ones in Centennial Park...rats! I noticed a few of yours out there, too. Looking forward to the search. I'm hoping to have my stamp finished by the first of the week. Just email the planter to be sure the box still exists? When's the next gathering--can't believe I just missed one!


I think it is wonderful that you are so excited! :) I have only 3 here, 1 new as of yesterday. I moved here this winter and don't like to plant until I can see what some of the growth will look like so that my clues will be more accurate.

The next gatering is actually going to be in Grayson, GA on April 15. I will be going. She Who plants won't be able to go. I'm not sure about DS. Team Bear-Cat out of Chattanooga is going. Not sure about anyone else. If you'd like to follow my car down there, I'd be happy to oblidge. If you'd like to meet in person, I am thrilled to do exchanges! :) Very easy to get me if you are doing the Tractors are Green letterbox. Just let me know in advance so I will have my stuff with me. :)

And yes, because you are new, I would definatly email the planter fist. This will let you know if you are on the right track and if there is actually a box to find. It's no fun to start out doing this and strike out on your first five or so boxes and think it is you when the boxes were just missig all along. LOL I know! I am sure all my boxes are ok. I know DS keeps her clues updated. She Who Plants is working on updating hers. Others, I'm aware of some MIA according to many boxers so just email me if you would like a list.

Liz
Nashville Letterboxers Rock!
Board: State: Tennessee
Apr 7, 2006 4:55pm
Thank you both so much for your enthusiasm and encouragement. I am leading a workshop the 15th and so can't go to GA, but I am struck by the generousity offered by Penguin Patrol to follow. I also appreciate the suggestions from both of you regarding contacting placers first. I love to hike and so will most likely "risk" some nature letterboxes. But I also would like to have some success right away and so will do the ones you guys have out there since I'm confident they're up-to-date.

My stamp-carving stuff arrived today, so I'll be carving like a madwoman this weekend. There really isn't one part of this activity that I don't think I'm going to love. Ahhhh.

I hope Nashville area has another gathering soon. I'll have to look into the other gathering ya'll mentioned. I can't find anyone else to talk with about letterboxing! And, right now, I'm obsessed....Moon Seeker
The Tornados
Board: State: Tennessee
Apr 8, 2006 7:13am
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Hello fellow Tennessee Boxers,

I hope all faired well through the day and night of tornados. My sister lost her house--completely flattened. Thank goodness the schools had the foresight to keep the kids until the weather had let up a bit. Otherwise my nephew would also be flattened. I hope all of you were as lucky or better.

Moon Seeker
Re: The Tornados
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #19458 by Moon Seeker
Apr 8, 2006 10:29am
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I am sorry about your sisters house. I am glad to know everyone in your family is safe. It was good that the schools held the kids. Andrew didn't get home until around 5pm yesterday. I was soo worried but we made it through ok. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts. If there is anything we can do, let us know.

Liz
Re: The Tornados
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #19458 by Moon Seeker
Apr 9, 2006 9:51am
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Please, if there is anything that any of us can do, don't hesitate to ask.

I'm sure there are plenty of folks in the letterboxing community who would be willing to help your sister's family in some way.

Is she taking advantage of the services offered by the American Red Cross? Does she need anything like clothes for the kids, or toiletries or anything right away?

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help out.

Lisascenic
Bear attack in TN park
Board: State: Tennessee
Apr 14, 2006 5:01am
KNOXVILLE - here they come!
Board: State: Tennessee
May 18, 2006 8:53am
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(OOPS - posted this on the LB Central board and not here.....This is a repost)


Hey hey Knoxville.....Keep an eye out in July/Aug for two GREAT new letterboxes thanks to the carving talent of the So. Hill Hendersons!!!

MOCKING BIRD LB

DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE LB

I'll be planting these boxes for SHH and you will NOT want to miss them! The stamps are - well, let's just say the carving is IMPECCABLE!!!!
Re: KNOXVILLE - here they come!
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #23392 by iSignASLily
May 18, 2006 1:43pm
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Thank Lily! I'll be sure to be first finder on them! Muahahaha! :)

BTW, are you in Knoxville now?

Liz (Nashville, TN)
Re: KNOXVILLE - here they come!
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #23421 by Penguin Patrol
May 18, 2006 3:45pm
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Not Yet!
Will be in mid July.
SMILE!
Re: KNOXVILLE - here they come!
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #23434 by iSignASLily
May 18, 2006 5:03pm
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Maybe you'd like to meet some of the locals? :)

Liz
Re: KNOXVILLE - here they come!
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #23444 by Penguin Patrol
May 19, 2006 10:33pm
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YOU BETCHA - when I get there....FOR SURE!!!!
Anyone want to adopt a dog?
Board: State: Tennessee
May 25, 2006 10:15am
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Hi you Tenneesseans in the Nashville area! Any of you want to adopt a dog?

I went in for a She Who Plants Litterbox series box at rest stop I-40 266, but came out with a dog instead

http://www.morewisdom.com/NC266.jpg



The long and involved tale, which is part 2 to the day's adventure - the first being the police issue at the letterbox in NC - goes something along these lines:

While looking for the box, checking the clues and checking my location, trying to see what would look like what the clues state, a little white animal goes running through the bushes.

"Here kitty, kitty, kitty…come on sweetheart…that's a good kitty. Here kitty, kitty, kitty." Why do people raise their voices talking to babies and animals? But still it went on for a few more minutes. The animal was watching from the broad green leaves, no clue that its little white face made a clear target. Then the cat moved to another bush, revealing its dog-ness.

There wasn't a house in sight. Someone dumped this dog. Left it to die. Someone's pet left here alone and scared. To die alone and scared. Pisses me off.

I kept talking to the dog, moving slowly closer. The little guy was shaking so much and rolling back on his haunches so that both back legs were sticking straight out. Terrified little guy. Then, I'm petting him. Evidently I moved too quickly. He ran to the next bush. And we started the process over again. This time he faintly licked my hand a few times and letting me pet him further down his back, progressing to a two handed petting. At that point, he flattened himself to the ground, spreading out and suddenly gaining 1000 or so pounds while I was trying to pick him up.

We walk back toward the rest stop main area and I was talking, petting him the entire time. This sweet dog surely got away from someone who is missing him. Like I'm missing LaDue. In my head, a dozen scenarios played out of this cutie dog getting loose and someone looking for him.

There was a middle-aged couple over by the graveyard looking toward the treeline. He kept calling out something to me that I couldn't hear. And continued to do so as I'm getting closer until I finally understood that he was asking if there's a pond somewhere around. No, not to my knowledge.

This couple's nephew had been at this rest stop about a week ago and was at the edge of the pond when he had a heart attack and dropped dead. Just like that. They were in the area and wanted to come see where he died.

But no, I told them I was sorry for their loss and wished them luck, then set off to find someone to ask about this dog. Two older gents with cleaning materials are sitting on a bench.

"You guys work here?"
"You want to know about on that dog? You catch him?"
I'm nodding.

"About a week ago, there was this guy here…"

Dog in hand, you can see where I thought this story was going. They continue...

The dog got loose and tripped some other guy, who got up and kicked it really hard. The dog went running into the woods. The two guys started fighting then leave, without the dog. I was openly crying, thanking them, that I'd take it to the human society in Nashville. Lunar blues. Bad time to be hearing sad stories.

"Yeah, that'd be good. Ain't nobody been able to get near that dog. Nobody could pick it up either."

The other worker is pointing out that the dog has a tick … there…pointing to a burr its back. While I've had enough ticks this year, the possibility of getting ticks for not letting this animal die out in the wild when I could do something about the situation is a price I'll pay.

The dog settled nicely on the floor on the passenger side, after a while, making its nest on the towel and going to sleep. I was still about an hour out of Nashville. Teeps comes to the rescue looking up animal control, calling them, giving me directions. Through the rain, speeding down a crowded I-40, two wrong exits racing against time, running a yellow/red in front of a police car, for a 5:00 closing deadline.

I left the dog in the car to make sure they knew I was there and bringing it in. "You need a leash?" the nice girl asks. No.

The dog is sitting in the passenger seat looking as cute as can be...

...Then jumped out and took off running the minute the door opened.

I was right behind him, noting the fence and the building that the dog was trapped on two sides, so I head uphill, closing off that running option. Again he dropped, spreading and gaining that 1,000 pounds or so. Side note: We're not going to talk about the setback in my back healing with this running business. There was a reason I was picking drive bys on my trip to NC.

As we walked back in the building, the intercom blared "The Animal Adoption Center is now closed." The worker came around the corner gushing, "oh what a cute dog!" then proceeded to assure me through the paperwork process that even though its 5 or 6 ish years old, they should have no problems placing it - something else that weighted my brain the entire drive in. But, I did send a contribution in because the animal shelter was there to help with this dog and many other animals.

She asked if I wanted to give it a name. Naw, let that honor go to the adopting family.

Anyway, this dog is now past the mandatory 3 day holding period and available for adoption. I can't get him out of my head, so here is a message about the cutie.

Didn't get the box, but got a great story for the stranger than normal day.
Re: Anyone want to adopt a dog?
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #24158 by MoWizLiz
May 25, 2006 10:45am
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Is this message specifically directed at me? This is now offically killing me! What a sweetie! I wish I could. Boy do I ever wish I could! I just don't have that kind of money set aside right now for adoption fees and immediate vet visits. I just went through 3 vet visits last month that went over $700 all together.

Liz
Re: Anyone want to adopt a dog?
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #24158 by MoWizLiz
May 25, 2006 10:49am
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"Didn't get the box, but got a great story for the stranger than normal day."

Wow! What a story! And what an adorable little dog! How in the world could someone just leave their dog at a rest stop?! I just don't understand it! -Sigh-

I'm sure it'll work out for the best. He's bound to find someone who will love him and take care of him. You saved his life! You deserve a medal of honor, in my book.

Dandelion and I were house-hunting a few years ago and were cruising the streets in town when a ferret comes barreling out into the road right towards us. We stopped and I got out. He came right underneath the jeep and jumped right into my arms! We knocked on all the doors in the neighborhood, but he didn't belong to anyone (or so they said!). We knocked on one door and a group of about five 8-yr-old boys answered the door. Mind you I'm standing on a strangers doorstep with a ferret in my arms. The conversation went something like this:

Me: "Hi, I don't suppose you've lost a ferret, have you?"
Bossy-Boy: "Nope."
Me: "Do you know anyone around here who might have lost one?"
Bossy-Boy: "Nope."
Smaller-Boy: "What about that lady next door? She's got that one that we feed the seeds to."
Bossy-Boy: "That's a PARROT."
Smaller-Boy: "Oh."

So, we ended up taking a trip to the local shelter where the ferret was scooped right up by one of the volunteers. The poor ferret was just so happy to see a person and was so happy to just lie there in my arms and be held. As we drove to the shelter I held it and was petting it and it kept turning and looking at me with eyes that said "thank you, I've been so tired". How could anyone ever leave their pet? It just breaks my heart.

Kudos to you and your good deed!!!
Squeak,
Craftymouse
Re: KNOXVILLE - here they come!
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #23596 by iSignASLily
May 25, 2006 2:15pm
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Welcome Lily!

We live just a couple hours away from both Nashville and Knoxville, in Chattanooga! Definitely sounds like a July TN-meet needs to happen!

Team Bear-Cat
Re: KNOXVILLE - here they come!
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #24226 by Team BearCat
May 25, 2006 2:29pm
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Hey!
We lived in Choo Choo for five years!!!!
I can't plan a meet and greet after moving 3,000 miles and buying a house but if someone plans one - I'LL SHOW UP!!!!
Re: Anyone want to adopt a dog?
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #24383 by DS
May 28, 2006 5:41am
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Thanks for y'all's nice words, but I believe that any one of you would have done the same thing. Well, with one exception - you would have found the letterbox too! (laughing). Some days it is like a big black void in my head where normally common sense and direction reading would normally reside. This was one of those days.

I had intended on posting the adventure of earlier in the day in NC when the police were waiting for me when I got off the trail, which would only add to the strangeness of the day, but never did put up that message. The short version is that they "ran my plate' (I don't believe them) and came up with nothing, could I show id, registration, they ran the VIN #, verified that other than having an out of state plate, I had done nothing wrong, which is an admission basically to an illegal stop as there was no probable cause - but no, I'm not about to truck with a small town policeman. I had to answer where I had been every step of the way on my trip, could I prove it, how long I had owned the car, where I bought it, did I mind if he searched the car (he didn't), where I worked (that may have helped when I gave him my card), what I do, how long there, why was I there in Valdese (someone recommended seeing the falls - no way was I going to try explaining letterboxing), where was I going from there. In the end, there was this awkward pause, which lengthened. No 'sorry to trouble you' or 'have a nice day' so I asked if I could take a photo of them, seeing how they've added to my adventure of attending a wedding in a NC town about 30 minutes north of them? http://www.morewisdom.com/NCValdese.jpg The one of the left is the one that was waiting, the one on the right is the driver of the second car there. lololo...leftie is the one that suggested taking it over by the police car. Maybe because it was Sunday morning and probably everyone was at church, they were just looking for something to do. Maybe a lot of drugs run through the area, I just don't know, but I think I'm going to send them the photo.

Teepsman is really very angry about this whole issue, but you know, pick your battles. Personally, I'm glad I didn't end up in jail under some sort of false issue...or looking at the policeman wrong...or saying the wrong thing in the wrong tone. Didn't find that box either. The incident, however, gave him a 'see this hobby of yours is dangerous' kind of argument - two ways: by boxing alone and by the possible drugs in the mountain area. We're not even going to talk about me stopping at the rest stops by myself. :-(

But back to TN now....I'm beginning to believe that maybe someone will adopt the pooch. Liz, it was only slightly directed at you (laughing) I'm pulling your leg, it wasn't at all. But wouldn't it have been great if someone I knew (DS, Liz, SWP) adopted it so I could visit the doggie again. Yes, I'm being selfish.

Hoping to get in a little boxing next Saturday morning. Penguin Patrol, I'll shoot you an email about the morning/lunch time. I'm still not sure what its looking like. Teeps is being sworn into the TN Bar on Friday, we're celebrating that night, lunch with some peeps at 1:30 on Saturday, a haircut at 3:30, then the pre-show party and then 7:00 at 3rd & Lindsley (yes! bring Andrew! - all ages, no smoking) for the Floating Men show, then we fly out Sunday morning to a conference in Dallas. So, I think I have this 11:30 - 1:00 window for a quick box somewhere. If you're working, I'll come see you!! Maybe visit the Opryland Hotel and see if I can overcome that black void and find one or two there. Thanks for your offer!!
Re: Anyone want to adopt a dog?
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #24476 by MoWizLiz
May 28, 2006 6:21am
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Wow. I am so impressed that you took a photo and have a record of this great letterboxing story. Just one more thing to cram into my hiking backpack. Seems like a story like this would tempt your husband to join you in your letterboxing adventures (assuming you want him to), seeing as it is now officially "adventurous" and "exciting" and "risky". Don't men love that sort of thing?

Moon Seeker, who hopes to also have the wherewithall to get photos of any muggles (uniformed or not) who add to her boxing experience....
KNOXVILLE - LB's are rising!!!!
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #23392 by iSignASLily
Jun 9, 2006 11:06am
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Thank you to CASTLES 16 for the:

Fountain City

World's Fair

Letterboxes!!! WHOOP WHOOP! The total is now FOUR! for the Knoxville area.

These are some mighty fine looking boxes ya'll!!!!
We have some wonderful people in this hobby who are willing to share their art with others! I feel blessed that ya'll are willing to let me plant these for you so that the folks in the area will experience some fresh creativity! SMILE!
In Chattanooga - box update
Board: State: Tennessee
Jun 23, 2006 7:07am
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Hi to all Tennesseans (up to and including the Nashville paper people) and all who read this board!

I was recently in Chattanooga, but didn't have much time to letterbox. :-(

I did find 2 of the 3 Aquarium series, didn't find the Coolidge park 2, found Lookout Mountain, checked on What are you doing in my...Hey!, and Blue Sunflower. Now I'm a fan of rotating stamps, so I did. KEF's Signal Mountain, which has been sitting in front of the rock at Blue Sunflower since Feb '05, has now moved to where Blue Sunflower has resided since that time (behind the rock, next to the tree). You can get through the poison ivy if you're wearing long pants. As of June 18, 2006, there was a clearing without poison ivy where the box is located.

Blue Sunflower is now at the top of the trail where What Are You Doing in my...HEY! is located. I'm put the lb there for those of you that may have a harder time with getting to the trail. Read the sign about the trails and mileage, but instead of heading across the first wooden bridge, go past it to that wonderful rock on the left hand side of the wooden slopey trail start. This is a great place to sit, read, have lunch, commune with nature, talk to people going on or coming off the trail and whatever. So where is the box? About 2:00 or thereabout. When you rehid it, please use the large rock to keep it from heading downhill and please cover the top of it with at least one rock to keep it non-visible through the wooden planks. Thanks!

Man, the aquarium is world class in Chatts. I feel like 18.00 isn't enough of an admission price!