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East Texas Event
Board: State: Texas
Mar 7, 2019 11:00am
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https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4151

Just sharing this here to make sure everyone saw it.
Re: East Texas Event
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972453 by LadyRisa
Mar 7, 2019 6:30pm
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Thanks for the reminder!
TALE 16 - box posted
Board: State: Texas
Mar 8, 2019 6:36am
I just posted the 3 girl scout boxes I had at TALE.
Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Mar 8, 2019 6:39am
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So interested in your feedback.

I have an event in a box that has about 85 stamps and I want to see how far folks are willing to travel for a 1 day event. I have been looking at a location around Hearne or Caldwell to allow about the same/similar distance for SA, DFW and Houston. But can I just say that area is a bit dry when it comes to parks and trails. Wow, I was surprised.

So was interested to see how far folks would travel.
Thanks for your feedback!
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 7:06am
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Six hours is about my limit for an event. Since we are in North Carolina, Texas is probably too far. However, I would drive a few hours for an event with eighty-five stamps.

Will that event box be traveling to other states?
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 7:09am
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I have 2 small ones, so 2 hours is really all I can do. If it were just me, I'd travel up to 8 hours.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 7:57am
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I'd drive up to two hours to go to a one-day event. Mostly I want to have enough time at the event and not feel rushed, while also avoiding nighttime driving, which I hate.

I do also factor in what roads I will have to take to get to the event. For instance, if it requires driving I-35 between Austin and San Antonio (aka Most Hellish Drive on Earth), I would be more hesitant to make the trip.

Hearne or Caldwell are great for me - 1.5 hours from Austin heading east on 290? Easy peasy.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 8:03am
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One day event might easily be extended, if wanted, by hosting a meet and greet or dinner the night before (or even the day after) at a restaurant. Might invite someone on the participant list to do this instead of hosting yourself. Also, if the stamps will still be on the trails the day after, let people know as they will stay and hike the next day, often offering to help pick up the stamps.

Let people know what lodging is available to encourage travelers.

This way your focus is on the one day, but LBers can make it an entire weekend.
Re: East Texas Event
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972453 by LadyRisa
Mar 8, 2019 8:04am
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I've been "watching this space" for this event to see where the final event location is going to be, because I'd love to go. But I do think it's likely to be too far for me to make it all the way from Austin as a day trip. Even if I can't make, I'm very glad to see more action up in that part of the world, though, and hope lots of boxes get planted that I can come find later!
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 11:38am
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I've traveled from NY to Nevada for an event before. It really depends on many factors, the least of which is the length of the event.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 12:19pm
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Hearne would work for us, if it is at a time we are available. It's close to the in-laws, so we could easily stay there. Events are the only way I can get my kids to box anymore... 🙃
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972488 by LROSEM
Mar 8, 2019 1:27pm
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I've traveled from NY to Nevada for an event before.

Same here except we drove from PA to Las Vegas then back east to Tarpon Springs, FL, for another event before driving back to PA. If the event is interesting enough, I don't hesitate to travel for it.
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972468 by RDHG
Mar 8, 2019 1:56pm
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Not sure how many hours you will be willing to drive, but I have an event coming up with 70 stamps plus event boxes!

I will be heading to NC next week myself for a fishing trip! It's a 6.5 hour drive for us...
Re: Event - How Far is Too Far?
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972467 by NLW
Mar 8, 2019 7:54pm
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I would say 1.5 to 2 hour drive sounds doable for a day event. I enjoy the option of overnight & boxing the next day to finish finding boxes that couldn't be found the first day :)
GG and the Snake ......
Board: State: Texas
Mar 11, 2019 8:47am
Well the clue was anti-climatic. I was really looking forward to a good story! Sad Face
Re: East Texas Event
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #972473 by Origami Hen
Mar 24, 2019 8:23am
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Update: Location has been set. Mineola, TX. Looking forward to the event.
Austin Boxing
Board: State: Texas
Apr 1, 2019 8:05am
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I just found out that I will be in Austin for a work conference/training in May. I will be staying near the convention center, but will not have vehicle access unless I call an Uber. I'll be in training all day, but I'd like to work in a letterbox or 2 if possible. Does anyone have a recommendation for a box (or boxes) that are walking distance from the convention center? I'll probably look for them early evening once my classes let out.
Re: Austin Boxing
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #973643 by LadyRisa
Apr 1, 2019 9:12am
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There are not many boxes walking distance from the Austin Convention Center but if you were to get a ride to the Texas State Cemetery at 909 Navasota St you should be able to box for an hour or more. Another spot not far from downtown is the Oakwood Cemetery at 1601 Navasota St. If the weather is bad there are 4-5 boxes inside the new Austin Public Library at 10 W. César Chávez St.
Re: Austin Boxing
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #973654 by PI Joe
Apr 1, 2019 9:42am
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There are not many boxes walking distance from the Austin Convention Center

Looking on Google, all 3 of the places you listed are within a 30 min walk from my hotel. I can manage that as long as the weather is decent. All seem like exciting places to box. Thanks!
Re: Austin Boxing
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #973654 by PI Joe
Apr 26, 2019 12:53pm
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there are 4-5 boxes inside the new Austin Public Library at 10 W. César Chávez St.

Looking at the map, the library is less than a 20 min walk from the convention center & it looks like there is a walking trail along the river. thanks for the advice. glad to see i have options.
East Texas Meet & Greet
Board: State: Texas
May 3, 2019 1:18pm
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I just realized this is right around the corner! So far, I've only "met" boxers via AtlasQuest. I'm excited to meet other boxers in the wild.

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4151
Re: East Texas Meet & Greet
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #974836 by LadyRisa
May 3, 2019 2:47pm
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I wish I could be there. However, I will be out of state helping elderly relatives.
Re: East Texas Meet & Greet
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #974836 by LadyRisa
May 3, 2019 11:13pm
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Ooo jealous! I wish I could make. Texas letterboxers are very fine folks.
Re: East Texas Meet & Greet
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #974836 by LadyRisa
May 4, 2019 3:02pm
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Sounds like great fun! Sadly, I will be on duty and can’t get too far from my county.
Houston Social
Board: State: Texas
May 5, 2019 2:27pm
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I will be down in Houston for work soon and was curious if anyone wanted to try to get together on Wednesday evening, the 15th? I am staying downtown and the office is over by Memorial Park. So if anyone has interest, as well as a location somewhat where I will be, that would be great.
Re: Houston Social
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #974883 by Eidolon
May 5, 2019 6:43pm
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How about Jax Grill, 1613, Shepherd Dr.?
Re: Houston Social
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #974896 by Wry Me
May 5, 2019 7:41pm
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Sure, works for me. I will post something in a little bit (need to watch GOT still). LOL
Re: Houston Social
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #974883 by Eidolon
May 5, 2019 9:37pm
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It's a good thing you did this. I may have left off the charming part. LOL. Planted 3 in Memorial Park. Don't have much faith in my planting notes, though. You can be the guinea pig! A charming guinea pig!
Re: Houston Social
Board: State: Texas
Reply to: #974906 by Wry Me
May 6, 2019 8:34am
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A charming guinea pig!

Similar to "you can put lipstick on a pig..." I suspect.
Texas fall event posted
Board: State: Texas
May 15, 2019 9:47am
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I finally got moving on this... TAFLE 8 will be Nov 2 at Lake Houston Wilderness Park.

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4188

I originally told a few people we would be at Double Lake Recreation area, but they don't have good group facilities available.