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Re: Event
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #953152 by PiggyJaunt
Oct 31, 2017 8:46am
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We're interested but you know us.. really depends on whats going on pretty much the few days before the event date. Sorry but that's just the way it is.. So December or February either one. But I don't like snow or cold weather!!!!
Re: Event
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #953152 by PiggyJaunt
Nov 7, 2017 5:45am
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that weekend is WREATHES ACROSS AMERICA
so we wouldn't be able to attend

if you change to different weekend
i would love to see you

Kathy
Dixie Darlin'
Taylorsville NC
Shenandoah National Park...
Board: State: Virginia
Dec 4, 2017 1:22pm
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Boyfriend and I are planning a road trip in December that will include a day at Shenandoah. If anyone has any especially helpful tips for this park... I would really appreciate it. Thanks for helping me plan our WOMdering...
Re: Shenandoah National Park...
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #954340 by Brandy
Dec 4, 2017 3:12pm
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The may be some old mainiacs roaming about, so be careful. ;-)
Leesburg VA Event on 4/7/18
Board: State: Virginia
Mar 7, 2018 3:29pm
Only one month until Pie Palooza - please come join us for a day of letterboxing, and also, pie.
Virginia Beach Vacation
Board: State: Virginia
Jun 7, 2018 1:41pm
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Hello! I will be on a family vacation in Virginia Beach next week. We are super excited to visit this lovely state. Are there any can't miss letterboxes in the area? I've got several marked to try for, not sure I can make them all...you have some prolific planters in your area. :)

Thanks,
Idhunna
Re: Virginia Beach Vacation
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #960943 by Idhunna
Jun 7, 2018 3:34pm
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Casa del Sol's library series is really amazing!
Re: Virginia Beach Vacation
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #960943 by Idhunna
Jun 8, 2018 3:57am
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Agree with Frankie and Benjy. The library boxes are a must find. They are awesome. If you need to get off the beach on a rainy day they are a great choice. Enjoy your vacation.
Re: Virginia Beach Vacation
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #960961 by BBStacker
Jun 9, 2018 7:49pm
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Thank You! I am going to try to find a little pig, and was thinking Red Wing park. We shall see. I have nonbinding family with me.
Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Jun 19, 2018 6:20pm
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It's been all over the news lately, but in case you've missed it: Clarke Co & Frederick Co have this horrifying invasive weed now --
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961459 by paper trail
Jun 19, 2018 6:40pm
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This sounds a lot like the poison hemlock spreading in Franklin County, PA! It’s supposed to look a bit like Queen Anne’s Lace.
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961459 by paper trail
Jun 19, 2018 10:34pm
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It's a problem when the Giant Hogweed isn't...

They are not created 7 feet tall... be careful when dealing with plants that are slightly taller than or shorter than a fully developed cow parsnip... they are very similar, might be very closely related... the cow parsnip isn't a problem... but a smaller version of the Giant Hogweed is still toxic.
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961459 by paper trail
Jun 20, 2018 9:55am
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I think I have this growing beside my house, I don't know what to do with it.
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961475 by PiggyJaunt
Jun 20, 2018 12:20pm
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What?!?!? Yikes - good thing you're near VT:
Mark Sutphin, an agricultural extension agent with Virginia Tech

was quoted in the article --
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961475 by PiggyJaunt
Jun 20, 2018 2:00pm
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I think I have this growing beside my house, I don't know what to do with it.

I would call the local environmental conservation department and tell them. Or maybe the EPA.
Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Board: State: Virginia
Jul 12, 2018 7:50am
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I will be in Roanoke, VA next week for a few days on vacation. Can anyone give me suggestions on letterboxes to find or interesting things to do in the area? Good places to eat? Thanks.

AstroBeast
Re: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #962389 by AstroBeast
Jul 12, 2018 11:28am
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Bubble Cakes for awesome cupcakes. Make sure you see the Star at night and the daytime. There’s a few good coffee shops around. I know I’ve gotten letterboxes there, but a lot have retired. Train museum is really nice and the blue ridge parkway is close by. Enjoy you visit!
Re: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #962389 by AstroBeast
Jul 12, 2018 5:34pm
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Dixie Caverns is fun and all this hot weather we have been having makes the cool cavern so enjoyable.
Re: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #962401 by airstream dreams
Jul 13, 2018 7:01am
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I second Dixie Caverns! Fun place, small tours.
Re: Suggestions for Roanoke Letterboxing
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #962401 by airstream dreams
Jul 13, 2018 8:14am
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Why am I just learning of this? Like as many times as hubby and I go there. Need to pull my head out of the coffee shops more huh?
Bear Fence letterbox
Board: State: Virginia
Jul 17, 2018 12:50pm
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OK, someone please tell me I'm not losing my mind! I feel certain there used to be a letterbox with 'Bear Fence' or 'Bearfence' in the name planted in Virginia. I've searched every way I can think of on AQ and LbNA and can't find it. Am I nuts, or did/does such a box exist?
Re: Bear Fence letterbox
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #962571 by frankie and benjy
Jul 17, 2018 1:06pm
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There is a Bearfence Mountain in the Shenandoah Mountain Range. Could you be thinking of that instead of a box name? I see that you had a box in that general vicinity at one time and I only see one other box nearby, Small but Wise at South River Falls.

I keep a map where I plot boxes in several states including Virginia and I don't have a box with that name on it.
Re: Bear Fence letterbox
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #962574 by Janila
Jul 17, 2018 1:29pm
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Yes, it was a box at Bearfence Mountain. I'm afraid I may have printed the clue years ago and then gotten rid of it along with many others when I moved a couple of years ago.
Re: Bear Fence letterbox
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #962574 by Janila
Jul 17, 2018 1:52pm
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Found it! I forgot about the Wayback Machine. :)
Planting Occaquan
Board: State: Virginia
Jul 29, 2018 7:14am
My partner and I each planted a box or two in the charming little town of Occaquain, leaving them in the provisional care of her noxer Aunt. If we planted to close to anybody let us know, we can have the boxes pulled or moved. We are newbies so we cant see boxes with high find or plant counts, to us this adorable little tourist town looked boxless... so we fixed it. If you find yourself out that way maybe give them a look.
Clue modified for Lacey Car Barn
Board: State: Virginia
Aug 9, 2018 9:47am
I've relocated this letterbox about 10 feet away to a more hidden hiding spot - just wanted to flag it in case anyone had already printed with intent.

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=294160
Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Board: State: Virginia
Oct 3, 2018 4:44pm
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Hello Virginia boxers,

SoccerGirl02 and I will be in the Norfolk/VA beach area for a soccer tournament this weekend. Does anyone have any recommendations on any must get boxes in the area (or LBs we should try for on the way up). Anyone else’s kids playing in the tournament? My daughter is playing at Lake Taylor high school if anyone is close enough to meet up for an exchange.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Take care,

Outdoorsoccer and SoccerGirl02
Re: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #966359 by Outdoorsoccer
Oct 3, 2018 7:29pm
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Doumars!!

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #966359 by Outdoorsoccer
Oct 4, 2018 3:32am
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The Virginia Beach Library series of boxes are top notch. All library branches have "approved" boxes in them. Not all branches are open on weekends, however, so it's best to look up branch hours of operation before heading that way.

Good luck on the tournament.
Al (BBStacker)
Re: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #966365 by Amanda from Seattle
Oct 4, 2018 5:31am
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I just looked up that LB and it looks great. Thanks for the suggestion Amanda.

Take care,

ODS and SoccerGirl02