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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
Re: Must get boxes in Norfolk, VA beach area or on the way up?
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #966374 by BBStacker
Oct 4, 2018 5:39am
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Hi BBstacker,

Thank you for the suggestion. I looked up a few of them and they sounded very neat. Thank you for the advice about the library hours. I will double-check and make sure they are open before heading out to find the LBs.

I will relay your well wishes to my daughter. She is very excited about the tourney. Thank you for them.

Take care,

ODS and SoccerGirl02
Alderman Library inventory
Board: State: Virginia
Dec 3, 2018 5:17pm
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As a UVa alum, an article popped up in my facebook feed about an inventory they're doing at UVa's Alderman Library. I glanced at the lead picture, then peered harder, thinking, "that sure does look like a stamp and logbook." Turns out it was the stamp and logbook from Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

Here's the article: What We Found in Alderman Library. Spoiler alert: the opening picture reveals the stamp image. If you do look at the article, section 2 has a blurb about letterboxing. They sound pretty respectful, so I sure hope they replaced the box!
Re: Alderman Library inventory
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #969039 by Dawnkey
Dec 3, 2018 5:26pm
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Wow!!! That's pretty cool.
Re: Alderman Library inventory
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #969039 by Dawnkey
Dec 3, 2018 7:43pm
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Omg I hope they put that back, that is SO amazing and beautiful. I will have to make a trip up there to find that!
Wanted poster
Board: State: Virginia
Dec 16, 2018 10:23am
Hello,

Wanted poster :

 After a trip to Virginia, a letterbox and an enigma fell out of my pocket.( Box #300871 )

I invite anyone interested to contact me so that within the limits of my means I can help him find the box

Sincerely

Pocahontas 48
New event listed for May
Board: State: Virginia
Mar 22, 2019 10:25am
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Calling all Virginia boxers! Come enjoy an event in a scenic part of the state 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.
Re: New event listed for May
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #973127 by PiggyJaunt
Mar 22, 2019 11:10am
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Fairy Stone Park !!!! One of my favorite places, Thank you so much for hosting an event here. It's going to be awesome!!!!
Random Unlisted Box Found
Board: State: Virginia
Apr 22, 2019 11:39am
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While Planting in NorthSide Park in Vienna, VA the other day, I came across a ziplock container laying on the side of a hill. Its sides were cracked open and it looks like an animal has tried to get into it. I went to pick up the trash to throw away when I got home or to a trash can. I opened it and it was a letterbox!

Apparently, it was one of four that's in this park in a "code breaker" series. On the inside of the logbook, it has basic info for letterboxing and lists letterbox.org (which doesn't exist but that's ok. I think they meant letterboxing.org) no one has ever found this letterbox before, and it turns out this series is not listed on LBNA or Atlasquest! Does anyone happen to know anything about it?
Re: Random Unlisted Box Found
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #974443 by AdventurousAcorn
Apr 22, 2019 3:30pm
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Cool find - lucky you! I didn’t see any likely possibilities in the LbNA basement, and don’t think I’ve ever hunted ‘boxes in Northside Park...
Re: Random Unlisted Box Found
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #974443 by AdventurousAcorn
Apr 22, 2019 5:18pm
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As chance would have it, I was at an event a couple of weekends ago and someone told me about a website called Letterboxingcentral.com (I think that was it). I don’t know anything about it but it might be worth looking into.
Re: Random Unlisted Box Found
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #974450 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Apr 22, 2019 6:31pm
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I don't know what the deal is with that web site but they give phone #s to call that are weird. And if you google them they are robot callers I think?

And they give a weird address:

125 Road St
New York, USA

+11 222 333 4444
+11 222 333 5555

I wish I hadn't even gone to the web site. I didn't get any kind of a warning about the site though, like not to go to it.
Re: Random Unlisted Box Found
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #974451 by MissMoon
Apr 22, 2019 7:28pm
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I don't know what the deal is with that web site

Some history on letterboxingcentral.com...
https://www.atlasquest.com/boards/read.php?threadId=31966&startId=217376
Re: Random Unlisted Box Found
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #974451 by MissMoon
Apr 23, 2019 12:39am
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http://www.letterboxingcentral.com/index.html
the website looks a lot like LbNA
a lot like they copied the format, not just similar

11 international dialing code is Argentina
nope, I won't be using it
Re: Random Unlisted Box Found
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #974458 by wassamatta u
Apr 23, 2019 2:39pm
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I do remember the original letterboxingcentral.com. It was still around as a place to post.....can't remember if they listed boxes......and I joined it. I remember having discussions with other boxers. This had to have been just before AQ?

Now that you referred to that message, I have a dim memory of seeing that here on AQ....the owner selling it, etc.

It seems to be just sitting there not doing any real harm as far as I can see. Unless you call one of those phone numbers. lol Their copyright...if that is real, ran out in 2017. But it's not a source of any boxes. :)
Similar but Dissimilar Event
Board: State: Virginia
May 19, 2019 12:24pm
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Fairy Stone State Park has a bunch of neat features, and the cabins were even air conditioned! Piggy kept us moving and hiking and clearly put a lot of work into making this a fun weekend of boxing for us. It was great to see so many old and new friends.

What clever themes there were for this event title. I really liked the night boxes because that particular topic is a peeve of mine. LOL.

Thank you for your efforts, Piggy Jaunt! Until the next time....

PS. Special thanks to our cabin mates, Super Hedge Hoggie, who got up this morning and made breakfast for the cabin. It was yummy, and you are appreciated!
Piggy Jaunt event at Fairystone Park
Board: State: Virginia
May 19, 2019 12:35pm
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Job well done Piggy!!! Such an fun filled weekend and lots of stamps!!! The park was awesome and has a really nice campground!! Hanging out with our little group of boxers made the weekend perfect!!!
Re: Piggy Jaunt event at Fairystone Park
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975313 by Una Marlee Sue
May 19, 2019 1:54pm
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Yes, what a great event and wonderful time of boxing! Thank you Piggy Jaunt for all of your hard work. I'm still fairly new and learned a lot and made several new friends. I hope there will be an encore next year.
Re: Similar but Dissimilar Event
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975312 by RDHG
May 19, 2019 2:11pm
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I strongly agree with everything RDHG said.
Fairy Stone State Park is quite awesome. I have been many times over the years and I learned something new this weekend. The man made lake was filled up over a small town. There once was mining and moonshine making going on in the area.

Then there is the Fairystones that you can go to and hunt them for free. We found a lot!!!!

Piggy Jaunt went above and beyond with her event there, it was so much fun.
Re: Piggy Jaunt event at Fairystone Park
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975313 by Una Marlee Sue
May 19, 2019 6:23pm
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Glad it was a great time. I really wish we could have made it down.
HAPPY CAKE DAY PAPERTRAIL
Board: State: Virginia
May 20, 2019 6:10am
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A heartily fine hurrah to one of my favorite people, my very first letterboxing crush. I saw those stamps and knew I needed more. How great it was to finally meet you and I'm glad I can count you among my friends :)
Re: Similar but Dissimilar Event
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975312 by RDHG
May 20, 2019 9:19am
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It was a wonderful weekend! The park was great and so was the "hostess with the mostess"! Can't wait for another Piggy event!
Re: HAPPY CAKE DAY PAPERTRAIL
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975326 by PiggyJaunt
May 20, 2019 9:24am
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I agree! Happy AQversary!!
Re: HAPPY CAKE DAY PAPERTRAIL
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975326 by PiggyJaunt
May 20, 2019 10:02am
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Happy day and much appreciation from the MA branch of your fan club!
Re: HAPPY CAKE DAY PAPERTRAIL
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975326 by PiggyJaunt
May 20, 2019 11:21am
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Happy AQversary!! May your trail be clear and your boxes many!
Re: HAPPY CAKE DAY PAPERTRAIL
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975333 by Only Dreaming
May 20, 2019 11:50am
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Hope you enjoy your boxing day.
Re: HAPPY CAKE DAY PAPERTRAIL
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #975326 by PiggyJaunt
May 20, 2019 1:30pm
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Happy AQversary! You’re contributions to the LB community are priceless!