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Yesterday
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 2, 2005 3:33am
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After a frustrating day in letterboxing, I ended up the day with a reward!

I went out at lunch to pick up three boxes close to my work. I found the location of the first two boxes with no box in the location. I found out later they had been marked as suspected missing-go figure. By the time I finished trying to seek them out, lunch break was over.

After work, I was determined to get the third box and maybe another one. Well, box number 3 is no more either. It is a box that used to be hidden at Simpsonwood Retreat Center in Norcross. I followed the clues and passed the third pipe and just after the third pipe, they have plowed down all the trees. There is no more forest there to step in to! I found the rock mentioned in the midst of the mud and downed trees, but the box is no longer there.

Anyways, three boxes in a row-all gone. I was sooo frustrated by this point. I expect to find missing boxes every now and then, but I expect some good ones in the middle too.

I decided I would go ahead and try for ONE LAST PLACE. I decided to seek out Rambling Rose. I did indeed find her-AND inside of her box was my very first hitchhiker!!!! Who would have thought that Santa would have been hiding in the woods of Gwinnett County? I was soooo thrilled and all the frustration of the day melted away in an instant!

I can;t wait until the weekend when I can go out for a full day of letterboxing. Me and a friend are going out and we will have to balance new boxes for me with boxes I already found a week ago so she can get some cool stamps.

The question is, can I stay away until the weekend?

Brook
Re: Nice boxing afternoon yesterday!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2466 by Mark
Mar 2, 2005 6:18am
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Eli has been sent a new logbook from the squeezeboxers. It is twice as thick so it should last longer. I think he's just waiting for a day to go back out. —Mark

Will the old logbook stay in the box? I may be up there the weekend of the 12/13th, and would love to see the original!

SteveS
Re: Nice boxing afternoon yesterday!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2519 by BrewHiker
Mar 2, 2005 7:02am
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They want us to send it to them when we replace it. It's a small container, and I don't even know how the new one will fit into it alone. If it get's replaced before you get there (which I hope to have happen), let me know and maybe we can meet up before we send it off.

Eli and Aubrey
Re: Nice boxing afternoon yesterday!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2519 by BrewHiker
Mar 2, 2005 7:03am
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Forgot to tell you about the new logbook. They included a bunch of images from Dartmoor boxes in the back of the new logbook. So either book will be interesting to check out.

Eli and Aubrey
Re: Yesterday
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2518 by Brook
Mar 2, 2005 7:43am
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It is a box that used to be hidden at Simpsonwood Retreat Center in Norcross.

Hi Brook.

Glad you've joined our little community! VictoriAnna actually was the last finder of the box at Simpsonwood. She was there right as they were knocking down the trees! She took the letterbox with her and notified the placer. I believe she gave the letterbox back to the original placer or might have hidden it somewhere else and provided the placer with the new clues (which he didn't post).

Either way, it appears that Katnhat dropped out of the letterboxing scene as quickly as he joined it and has never replaced any of his boxes.

In case you aren't aware, we do maintain a list of suspected missing boxes in the Yahoo group site. I'd suggest you check it out to avoid further disappointment.

Congrats on your first HH! It's always a fun treat!
Amyrica
Re: Yesterday
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2518 by Brook
Mar 2, 2005 7:58am
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The question is, can I stay away until the weekend

Hum.. It is tempting! Congratulations on your first HH...

CR
Re: Stn. Mtn. day was Nice boxing afternoon yesterday!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2517 by BOXDN
Mar 2, 2005 11:06am
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And ya gotta love the way bzmom can always find the bathrooms!
Hey where was that skill on the parade route?


Ha ha, ya'll are both so funny. Steve, I'd have gotten a ticket on the parade route! There's many things you can do in the woods that you can't do in the middle of St. Charles street! ;)
I still say that was one of the most useful $1 spent that day.
Re: Yesterday
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2518 by Brook
Mar 2, 2005 6:28pm
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Welcome Brook, looks like you are settling into this addiction nicely. I think the next step is figuring out how to ditch work to go boxing. Don't worry we're a nice support group who's all been there.

Boxdn the Boxing Nut of Metairie
Re: Yesterday
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2551 by BOXDN
Mar 3, 2005 3:54am
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Boxdn-I already have come back late from lunch cause I just HAD to seek out that one last box. So far I have found 12 boxes and a hitchhiker. Someone needs to plant a few dozen boxes near where I work.

Only 2 more days and then I can go out for a day of letterboxing again. I won't get a lot of boxes Saturday, because I will have a friend with me and many of the places we will visit are boxes I found last weekend. That's ok! I hope she will be as heavily addicted as I am before long.

Last night on the way home I FINALLY found the pink stuff and bought a pack of carving knives. It won't be very long (assuming I can do this carving thing) before I hide some boxes of my OWN!

Brook
Re: Nice boxing afternoon yesterday!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2467 by Eli and Aubrey
Mar 3, 2005 10:40am
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"Drop us a line next time you are heading out there"

Eli, it has been too cold to go to the mountain this week. It may be Monday or Tuesday before we go again. It you get the urge to go - let us know and we will try to make it. We can meet at the coffee shop in Stone Mountain and go in our car. We have a sticker. Also, we are interested in seeing the Dartmoor stamps so we would love to go with you.
Boxing
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2569 by Brook
Mar 3, 2005 2:31pm
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It won't be very long (assuming I can do this carving thing) before I hide some boxes of my OWN!

Brook


YEAAAAAA I can hardly wait to have more boxs on this side of Atlanta!!

CR
Re: Yesterday
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2569 by Brook
Mar 3, 2005 2:53pm
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Quote Someone needs to plant a few dozen boxes near where I work.


Just let us know where that is, and I'm sure you'll have several within a couple of weeks!

Welcome to the hobby! You're making a nicely-addicted addition. Mwah-hah-haaa!

;)

Lady Buzz
Re: Yesterday
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2593 by Lady Buzz
Mar 4, 2005 4:19am
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Lady Buzz-

That is easy enough! I work near Peachtree Corners in Georgia. Boxes!!! I want boxes!!! More boxes!!!!

I am going out for a day of boxing tomorrow. I am meeting a friend at 9 and we are going to box til we drop. Most of the ones we will go to I already have, but I hope to get another 4 or 5 NEW ones in too!

And yes, I am nicely addicted. I no sooner get away from the store and I think of something else I just HAVE to have. I have the pink stuff-a couple of squares of it, carving knives, compass, book, stamp and pad (storebought-but I am gonna work on learning to carve SOON), hiking boots...

Next on the list are gloves, hiking stick, and more more more ink pads! Or those markers!!! After all, I don;t want to ALWAYS stamp in solid blue, right?

Just gotta get through today....

Brook
Hiding boxes
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2590 by Cherokee Rose
Mar 4, 2005 4:20am
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I have sooo many ideas for where to put them, now to just come up with clues and stamps. I don;t mind using my store bought stamp for my personal stamp for awhile since it suits me so well, but I absolutely REFUSE to plant a box with a store bought stamp in it. That is just WRONG!

Brook
Re: Hiding boxes
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2604 by Brook
Mar 4, 2005 6:46am
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I am SO GLAD to hear you say that! I am also up in the Cobb / Cherokee area Brook and can't wait for you to plant your boxes!!!

Dee
Re: Hiding boxes
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2608 by Dee and Abby
Mar 4, 2005 8:48am
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Pleased to meet you, Dee! Perhaps we can go hunting together at some point!

Box hunting, carving, creating clues, hiding boxes-so little time-so much to do!

Brook
Re: Yesterday
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2603 by Brook
Mar 4, 2005 9:44am
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Quote I work near Peachtree Corners


Hey, no problem! I live about 5 miles away from there. Hmmm...another excuse to carve!

There will be a one-day only box available in P'tree Corners on Saturday, May 7. Details to follow soon! Mark your calendars, everyone! ;)

~LB
Re: Hiding boxes
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2615 by Brook
Mar 4, 2005 3:25pm
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Well Brook the saying has always been "if you plant them they will come". So by planting a box someone will come find it and maybe hide one, then someone else comes to find those two and plant another and so on. Please keep in mind though, Darwinism does apply to boxes, only the well hidden sturdy boxes will survive the long haul.
As far as carving goes, practice, practice, practice. Don't feel like it needs to look perfect, remember you are your worst critic.;-) There are lots of websites that will get you started carving and then there's supose to be a carving class/party some day, in your neck of the woods.

Boxdn
Sig stamp & SE boxes
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 4, 2005 4:37pm
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I posted my new signature stamp with my profile last night, if anyone's interested. (I said I'd do it after the gathering, and I finally got to it.)

Also, I was pleased to see two boxes I found back in 2003 added to Atlasquest today!

DebBee
Re: Yesterday/Brook
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2518 by Brook
Mar 5, 2005 10:35am
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Quote Who would have thought that Santa would have been hiding in the woods of Gwinnett County?
Brook
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2518 by Brook
Mar 5, 2005 10:46am
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Oops...started to write, but I hit send too early <blush>

I'll try again now

Quote Who would have thought that Santa would have been hiding in the woods of Gwinnett County


Did this hitch hiker pass through Gainesville FL? Was it a tiny store bought Santa?
I think it might have been the first hitch hiker that I have found! And where is Gwinnett County located?
Adam, its owner, isn't an Atlas Quest member. But I can
e-mail him to let him know where it's at.

Thanks for any info

Sits N Knits ....PS I'm glad Santa brightened a sad letterboxing day. I hate the thought of any trees being bulldozed down anyway =0/
GREAT DAY!
Board: Region: Southeast
Mar 5, 2005 3:10pm
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WOW! What a day we had! The weather was beautiful, the company grand. Could'nt have asked for a better letterboxing experience. Thanks everyone!

CR
Judith
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2655 by Cherokee Rose
Mar 5, 2005 3:11pm
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Almost forgot. CONGRATULATIONS JUDITH & SPARKY ON YOU'RE 100th FIND!!!!!!

CR
Re: Judith
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2656 by Cherokee Rose
Mar 5, 2005 4:39pm
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Yes, congrats to Judith and the super-Sparky!

We were in the car, heading to find the Lullwater Easter Egg when Shooting T suddenly felt really ill. We turned around and let her sleep it off. She's feeling first rate again and we plan to head that way tomorrow afternoon!

I've made a mental note that if she has a sleepover again and we're planning to go lboxing the next day, she must be asleep by a specific time or she'll face serious consequences! No more lack-of-sleep-induced ailments for causing ME to miss letterboxing. :-)

Amyrica (the wiser mom)
Re: Sig stamp & SE boxes
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2639 by DebBee
Mar 5, 2005 6:28pm
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Cool stamp, DebBee. Now come up to Asheville so I get that stamp in an exchange! ;-)

Knit Wit
Re: Brook
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2654 by Sits N Knits
Mar 6, 2005 9:10pm
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Quote Did this hitch hiker pass through Gainesville FL? Was it a tiny store bought Santa?
I think it might have been the first hitch hiker that I have found! And where is Gwinnett County located?


Yes - we found Santa today in Canton, GA. (Gwinnett Co. is in GA too - just NE of Atlanta.) I believe he'll be moving on soon...!!

123 Family
Re: Brook
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2654 by Sits N Knits
Mar 7, 2005 3:43am
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Yes-Santa was from Florida. He was a little store bought santa and he was replanted yesterday in Canton (north Georgia)Brook
Re: GREAT DAY!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2655 by Cherokee Rose
Mar 7, 2005 3:44am
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Where did you go, CR? I was out with a friend ALL Day-from 9:30 AM-7:30 PM.

Brook
Re: Brook
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2689 by She Runs
Mar 7, 2005 3:45am
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123-you were in the woods with us!!! I didn't replace that stamp in Canton until late yesterday afternoon!!!

Brook
Re: GREAT DAY!
Board: Region: Southeast
Reply to: #2696 by Brook
Mar 7, 2005 7:01am
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Where did you go, CR? I was out with a friend ALL Day-from 9:30 AM-7:30 PM.

Judith and I went for some mystery boxs! And they were wonderful. Kicked our you know whats but well worth the long hike! it was a beautiful day with great company!

When I logged on to AQ I had a whopping 20 messages! Brook, Cat & the 123 family hit the pavement running yesterday. Almost all my boxs in the Canton/Waleska and a mystery box were found by them!!! Congratulations gang on a great job! I know you were exhausted!

CR