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Board: State: Texas
Oct 31, 2004 9:13pm
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Re: Welcome to the Letterboxing Texas message board!
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #300 by Green Tortuga
Nov 3, 2004 3:57pm
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Hello, it's me, Corazon, from near San Antonio, Texas.

I think I am the only active boxer in Wilson or Guadalupe county. However, I would be glad for someone to prove me wrong!

I have boxes ready to plant in Panna Maria (that one will be the first box in Karnes County), Seguin and somewhere in Bexar county, maybe it will happen this weekend.

Corazon
Hi from DFW
Board: State: Texas
Nov 10, 2004 8:05pm
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Hi Corazon,
I am one of a very few boxing in the DFW metroplex. However, we get down to San Antonio about once a year so I'll be sure to check out your boxes next time I am in the area!
Kantexan
Re: Hi from DFW
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #621 by Kantexan
Nov 11, 2004 2:22pm
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Hello Kantexan,
Good to hear from you. I have been taking note of all the boxes you are planting in the DFW area. I almost never get to that part of the state. I guess that will have to change!
Corazon
Re: Hi from DFW
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #621 by Kantexan
Nov 27, 2004 4:27pm
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We're actually upstate NY boxers, but for a few days in November, we become Texas boxers with my family! We just had a great search for Celtic Lions's boxes this Thanksgiving and placed 2 more to add to D/FW's count. See you next year!

The Sprite & The Highlander
Re: Hi from DFW
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #1079 by Sprite and Highlander
Nov 28, 2004 10:15am
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I've already got your "Coming Home" clue printed and filed and am waiting for the second to be posted. At the same time I am wondering if I will ever make it to the DFW area!
Corazon
Texas Roll call!
Board: State: Texas
Jun 19, 2005 2:46pm
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I thought it would be time for a little roll call, to see who from Texas uses AQ.

We (Gramatrick) are based in Houston.  Our group consists of Asterix, Dewberry Batrick & Gramapillar.   We have been letterboxing about a year, but got much more into it this fall/winter.  How much time we spend letterboxing depends on what kid sports are going on and how busy we are with work/volunteer activities. 

We letterbox primarily as a family activity and enjoy it very much.  The only one of us who keeps records of his F count is Batrick, aged 7, a math-mad kid.  According to him, we're somewhere around 130 found, 30 planted, 11 exchanges. 

So that's us.  What about you?

Re: Texas Roll call!
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #5074 by dewberry
Jun 20, 2005 6:28am
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Hello!  Thanks for the roll call idea Gramatrick! 

We are from the "big" town of La Vernia (east of San Antonio) and have been letterboxing about a year and a half.  You will find us on the trails as Corazon, Navigator and SunSnake.  Sometimes when we are placing or maintaining boxes our pooch Domino (yes, he has his own stamp) will come with us.  Boxes in our area are few and far between, so we usually try to snag a few while traveling to see Navigator's mom in Mississippi.  Because I teach school, summertime is a prime time for a "letterboxing only" road trip.  Calico Rose and I have been trying to schedule one this summer, but due to conflicting activites we haven't come up with a date yet. 

When we started letterboxing I felt like I wouldn't need to "keep score", but I found myself wrong.  Right now I am at F54, P17, and many, many wonderful exchanges mostly thanks to the two Lb Events we have attended. 

Who's next?

Re: Texas Roll call!
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #5097 by Corazon
Jun 20, 2005 12:31pm
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We're here!

TeamKing in Houston. Family of 4, but I am the only one who actually does the stamps and stamping, so no individual names yet. . .I'm sure we'll have them before too long though. Mostly caught up with the stamps in Harris Cty so trying to spread out to some other areas. I also do postal letterboxing and have tackled some virtual boxes.

Next.
Re: Texas Roll call!
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #5097 by Corazon
Jun 27, 2005 7:57am
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Quote Who's next?


(raising her hand wildly from the back northern row while the big Irish guy next to her shakes his head) Ooo-ooo...do we count, too? Call on us! Ooo-OOO!

This is the Sprite (of the Sprite and the Highlander). Technically, we're upstate NY boxers, but my (the Sprite's) family still lives in the Dallas area, so we plant and box when we come home for Thanksgiving. We don't have a separate stamp, just one sprite sitting coyly on a claymore (thinking of recarving it myself for the summer!)

Since we actually live in Medina, NY, most of our boxes are between Rochester and the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, but I'm pretty proud of our two TX stamps, Once a Year ('cause that was a tough hide!) and Coming Home ('cause I do miss my family and was delighted to find a hiding spot within eyeshot of the house). I teacher school as well, so I'm now frantically planning our letterboxing summer (at least the weekends and some long holidays...the Highlander still has work!). This give us all of July and August to carve for the two gatherings up here and box Rochester, maybe even Canada (which is like the distance between Dallas and Ft. Worth from us). And yes, I do keep track of our counts...I just number as we go! Currently, we're at 85 plants, 307 finds, and 168 exchanges, but we've been to 4 gatherings and a mini-meet, so the numbers tend to spike after one of those (especially the Monster Mash, which TRIPLED everything we had and blew our minds for the entire month afterward)!

Hope to join y'all for a gathering someday...if not, look us up if you visit Niagara Falls!

The Sprite and the Highlander
Texas Roll call heard up north
Board: State: Texas
Jun 27, 2005 8:10am
Norasta and Guitarzan (Kingston On Canada) are Texas boxers when we visit family near Houston. Planted a couple too!
See y'all soon....
Re: Texas Roll call!
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #5644 by CatGirl and 00
Jun 27, 2005 11:19am
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SHE. Hawk is female.
Event locations
Board: State: Texas
Jun 29, 2005 11:14am
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Texas boxers, i'm thinking of planning an event, any location ideas?
Re: Event locations
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #5731 by CatGirl and 00
Jun 29, 2005 5:59pm
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Texas boxers, i'm thinking of planning an event, any location ideas?


Are you thinking of doing a kids' event? Somewhere with a good playground, for the littlest brothers and sisters would be ideal.
Capture the Queen
Board: State: Texas
Jul 10, 2005 10:27am
I originally wrote this backwards (my east/west confusion again).

Still F1 to D6, but
the NE corner.
Dewberry - about Kinky F.
Board: State: Texas
Sep 29, 2005 8:54am
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Have you seen the web video yet?

http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/kinkytoon/


"adios mofos" (yep, even here in KY, I know who said it)
Re: Dewberry - about Kinky F.
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #8797 by MoWizLiz
Sep 29, 2005 10:41am
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Yes. And the bobblehead!

I am hoping The Kinkster amuses me, if nothing else. . .for the first time since I became eligible to vote, I am not going to vote in a primary so I can sign the Kinky petition. Like many states, Texas has some tough issues facing it--they need to be talked about and addressed rather than seeing who can spit the furthest and wrap themselves up in the biggest flag.

DB
Re: Dewberry - about Kinky F.
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #8806 by dewberry
Sep 29, 2005 8:22pm
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You crack me up! :)

I admit to not knowing beans about Kinky. . .but then they had a big article on him in the Houston Chronicle and I must say, he's a breath of fresh air.
Re: Dewberry - about Kinky F.
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #8830 by TeamKing
Sep 30, 2005 7:27am
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You crack me up! :)
--Team King


Oh good, I've done my job then. Listen, sometimes it's not easy being blue in a red state and humor saves us all. Texas has a long tradition of eccentric politicians, odd celebrities, and quirky murderers. The Kinkster is the anti-politician, he's an off-beat semi-celebrity and he's written some pretty good, but quirky, murder mysteries. If that's not a recipe for success (esp. if we start with low expectations), I'm not sure what is. . .

The bumper stickers are great:
Why the Hell Not?
and
My Governor is a Jewish Cowboy
are two of my favorites.

I am not telling anyone what to do. But, if you don't vote in the primary and you are a Texas registered voter, you are eligible to sign my petition.

--DB
Re: Texas Roll call!
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #5074 by dewberry
Oct 10, 2005 10:27pm
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back home in texas again. i'm up north of dfw in aubrey (find denton, go east). new to Lb. actually started ~april then lost my logbook in august, so i've started over. but i am brand new to atlas quest, so i'm learning as i go. anyway, being an eager young beaver, i've carved a couple stamps and am ready to place one in aubrey and one in denton.

cheers,

p ?uest

is there a good way to learn more about the terminology (like cootie boxes) without having to inconvenience one of y'all by walking me through the abc's of letterboxing?
shhhh
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #9252 by p Quest
Oct 10, 2005 11:00pm
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please pretend i didn't add the post script to my last message--i just discovered the wonderful link called "Glossary"
Re: Texas Roll call!
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #9252 by p Quest
Oct 10, 2005 11:19pm
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Quote actually started ~april then lost my logbook in august, so I've started over.


The same thing happened to me shortly after I started letterboxing! I was so upset. There are still a few I haven't replaced yet.

Weyrwoman
Astro Fans!!
Board: State: Texas
Oct 17, 2005 7:37am
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IF, IF you win the NL series, I'm looking for an Astro fan or two or three for a Letterbox bet :)

-WINK
Re: Astro Fans!!
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #9521 by WINK
Oct 17, 2005 1:03pm
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A bet?! We already KNOW they will win!

:)

TeamKing (in Houston!)
February Boxing in Fort Worth
Board: State: Texas
Nov 9, 2005 6:30am
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Texans,
I'm going to be in the Fort Worth area for a week during FEB and would love to hit some letterboxes. Any favorites? How IS the boxing in Texas during Feb? I'm speaking at a bunch of elementary schools until about 3 everyday so couldn't begin boxing until sometime after that.

Quill (Kim)
Re: February Boxing in Fort Worth
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #10523 by quill
Nov 9, 2005 2:49pm
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I think Fort Worth is probably similar to your area in weather. Can be warm & beautiful, can be ice storms.

I'm in Houston, so that's a bit further South. It can be cold here or 75 degrees and sunny. In general, there's rain in the winter, but it's pretty unpredictable.

Love anything by Celtic Lions or Kantexan. There are newer boxers too like Viewfinder and Stargazer who have been busy planting all over the area. We were holed up north of FW during a hurricane evacuation and we enjoyed finding Viewfinder's Keller boxes.

Dewberry
coming to DFW area
Board: State: Texas
Nov 11, 2005 11:18am
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I'll be working in the Irving area next week and then the week after Thanksgiving. Any suggestions on local boxes? I won't have total access to a car. I'l be staying at the Drury on airport Freeway the first week and the Raddison during the second week. So if there are any boxes that could be reached by a short hike from those places, i would greatly appreciate the tips!

also, i would be open to meet on one evening for an exchange. just email me.

denise, crappiefisher
Re: coming to DFW area
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #10684 by Crappiefisher
Nov 11, 2005 5:45pm
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Quote I'll be working in the Irving area next week and then the week after Thanksgiving. Any suggestions on local boxes? I won't have total access to a car. I'l be staying at the Drury on airport Freeway the first week and the Raddison during the second week. So if there are any boxes that could be reached by a short hike from those places, i would greatly appreciate the tips!

also, i would be open to meet on one evening for an exchange. just email me.


We'll be down in D/FW with family for Thanksgiving ourselves, but only staying a few days. We'll be replanting Once a Year and maybe adding another, but we'd like to find some boxes as well. We'll take any suggestions, too. Crappiefisher, if you're in town that same weekend, contact us offlist!

The Sprite & the Highlander
roll call again on the Texas board
Board: State: Texas
Jan 15, 2006 5:26pm
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Every now and again, I call Roll Call on the Texas board, to see who's active on AQ in Texas Letterboxing. We should introduce ourselves and if we got this forum going a little more, so much the better.

So to that end, let me introduce myself:

I'm Dewberry, located in Houston. We letterbox as a family (on LBNA our plants are listed as Gramatrick)--the boys are 8 & 4--generally. The boys are native Texans, the parents are not (St. Louis, MO for mom, all over the world for dad). For now, at least, we seem rooted here in Houston. But, we've enjoyed letterboxing around the state thanks to many great plants and hope to travel to even more places in Texas, combining travel and letterboxing of course.

I like puzzles and riddles and visual puns--often times the stamp in the box is part of the joke. The oldest son likes math, so we have a few math boxes and are working on a few more.

Any other Texas folk out there? Introduce yourselves!
Re: roll call again on the Texas board
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #14556 by dewberry
Jan 15, 2006 7:34pm
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Corazon, Navigator and SunSnake checking in. Corazon and SunSnake are native Texans, while Navigator hails from Mississippi. Corazon (that's me) is the driving force of carving, planting and getting a boxing expedition going. Navigator, always analytical and practical, keeps me well grounded and is my safety monitor. SunSnake (age 11) prefers boxes that involve hikes. Boxing is rather limited in the San Antonio area, I haven't planted anything in Bexar county yet, but have kept my boxes more or less rural.

I will end with my usual plea: If there are any boxers lurking around in the San Antonio area, please, please, please make yourself known! It's lonely out here!