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Re: Family Fun again
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Reply to: #597170 by Monkeys!
Apr 4, 2011 5:26pm
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[Family Fun] did a few years ago (which I know led several of us to the hobby!)

That's how I learned of Lbing!!

hx6
Re: 'Midnight Madness' scavenger/clue hunt movie
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Reply to: #597153 by Dizzy
Apr 4, 2011 5:58pm
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The rating is PG...

Is there nudity?

I'd be pretty surprised if there was any nudity in a movie rated as PG! I can't remember any nudity in the movie when I saw it, but I probably last saw that movie 20 years ago, so it's not like I have a photographic memory of the movie.

But really? Has there ever been a PG movie with any sort of nudity at all? Seems like even a statue of David in the background would have disqualified it as PG (which I think is stupid, but that's another story....)

-- Ryan
Need help
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 4, 2011 5:58pm
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I REALLY need to have a three day letterboxing weekend somewhere...... I REALLY need out of here!

There's one problem. I would need to go somewhere with trails that aren't too steep or strenuous, since it's been SO long since I've done any serious letterboxing, that my knees and back can't do the things that they used to.

I want to find a place where there are plentiful AMAZING carvings.... within driving distance of CT.

Any ideas?

BB
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 6:00pm
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How far is driving distance of CT? We've got some pretty fantatic boxes up here in Ontario.
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 6:02pm
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http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gEventId=1227
Go here.... I've done the remnants of other events there; very fun!
You could box your way down...
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 6:20pm
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I want to find a place where there are plentiful AMAZING carvings.... within driving distance of CT.

Try these: http://www.atlasquest.com/results.html?gTypeId=1;gName=Legends;gOwnerId=15756;gStatus=0;gSubFlags=0
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597217 by 3 Blind Mice
Apr 4, 2011 6:38pm
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Try these: http://www.atlasquest.com/results.html?gTypeId=1;gName=Legends;gOwnerId=15756;gStatus=0;gSubFlags=0

While, those do have fantastic carves there was another requirement:

I would need to go somewhere with trails that aren't too steep or strenuous

The grade of Legends III it pretty darn steep in parts, and Legends I is a 6.75 mile hike.

Funny how people have different ideas of what may be too steep or strenuous. ;)
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 7:05pm
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I just came back from a two day trip to Martha's Vinyard. It was great and lots of easier boxes!
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597230 by EverAfter83
Apr 4, 2011 7:07pm
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Martha's Vinyard.

I'm plannig to plant a series there as soon as I can get back out there... hopefully early this summer.
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 7:11pm
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ANDOVER! Plenty of moderate trails all over! I HIGHLY recommend the Goldsmith Woodlands and Ward Hill!
Re: 'Midnight Madness' scavenger/clue hunt movie
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Reply to: #597204 by Green Tortuga
Apr 4, 2011 7:30pm
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But really? Has there ever been a PG movie with any sort of nudity at all?

I asked if there was nudity but I guess I should have asked how much you got to see because the reference clearly stated that the kid was watching someone get undressed. I was surprised when I read that because I didn't think you'd be able to see something like that in a PG movie which is why I asked. I don't remember what was considered PG in the 80s and whether a bare backside would have been "ok." Turns out, all you ever saw her take off was her cardigan sweater, but my finger was poised on the stop button on the remote.

There were some iffy parts in the movie, like when the clue was "Look between the giant melons" and they meant the busty waitress with the lowcut uniform. Luckily, most of the iffy parts went right over dd's head.
Re: Family Fun again
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #597162 by TerraKacher
Apr 4, 2011 8:03pm
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tell them about the other exciting letterboxing web site!

no need to. I got into boxing, not from a magazine, but from someone writing "Want to keep your kids busy and outdoors this summer? www.letterboxing.org" at the bottom of a school email week after week after week. finally my curiosity overcame me, and I went and poked around over there. links there led me here. I was a member at both sites before I found my first box. there was no looking back after that.

for the full story, if you want it, read my blog about it.

let those who try it and don't like it poke around over there...those who love boxing will find their way over here on their own.

Romana
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 8:48pm
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Ridley Creek State Park, in Media, PA... There are dozens of Amazing carves by a few different people. I've spent two long days in the park and there are still quite a bit more left for me to find. When I want to turn someone on to letterboxing.... those are the pages of my logbook I turn to.

Media is only about a half hour from Philadelphia if you want to check out the city too.
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597266 by EmcSquared
Apr 4, 2011 9:46pm
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I agree- there are a ton in the Philadelphia area and the ones in Ridley are great- Mizscarlet has some great carves.
Re: new to the game
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Reply to: #596772 by BunnyFooFoo
Apr 4, 2011 10:36pm
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Bunny Foo Foo,

Welcome to WA... Glad you are also enjoying it!!! We love it and she is not always as interested as I would like either; but they are both young and will enjoy it more when they have better attention spans!!!

And as you said, I also use the writing to help on her improvement...

I don't ahve any more ideas (well not right now) but feel free to keep in touch and maybe we can "meet in the middle" for a little letterboxing adventure some time. If not, maybe we will meet at an event.

Mommy Turtle
Team Turtle_Bugg
(my daughter is little Bugg, but she does not have her own profile yet... do you find it better to keep seperate profiles? I have been considering it but don't know anyone who does it!)
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597205 by Bungalow Boxer
Apr 4, 2011 11:16pm
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I know you're familiar with the Cape, which has both hills and flat walks.

(S)lower Delaware still has quite a few nice stamps left over from a few large gathers. And very few hills. Especially in the pubs.
Re: Wildlife
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Reply to: #597095 by TrailTroll
Apr 4, 2011 11:51pm
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We've got metroparks that are so overrun with deer they bring sharpshooters in once a year to cull the population.

I've heard deer described as "rats with antlers." Where my brother lives in Texas they have crosswalks for the deer -- and they actually use them, which never ceases to amaze me. But the road signs don't say "Deer Crossing", they say "Please Don't Feed The Deer". Apparently everyone is miffed about people encouraging the deer to stick around the suburban neighborhoods rather than wandering off to some wilderness where they belong. When people are bitching about the deer rather than being happy to see them, I guess there are too many.

We all know the problem, of course: We humans have killed off all their predators. Whenever a species has no predators, its population expands until it suffers widespread starvation and disease. The deer need more mountain lions to keep them happy and healthy. Since we seem unwilling to coexist with mountain lions, we have to substitute hunters with rifles -- who usually kill the strongest and healthiest rather than the sick and weak.
Re: 'Midnight Madness' scavenger/clue hunt movie
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #597153 by Dizzy
Apr 5, 2011 3:26am
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No, no nudity - just the suggestion of, and comment about.
Re: Wildlife
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Reply to: #597299 by Kirbert
Apr 5, 2011 4:50am
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Why do you say hunters (whether they're sport hunters or paid sharpshooters) kill the strongest and healthiest rather than the sick and weak? I'm not a hunter, but wouldn't the sick and the weak make good targets for human predators too? Or is it because trophy hunters want big healthy specimens? Not disagreeing - just curious.
Re: Family Fun again
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Reply to: #597254 by Romana
Apr 5, 2011 6:01am
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I was a member at both sites before I found my first box.

I looked at my AQ profile and I joined 2 days after finding my first box. I agree with Romana, if one is interested they will find this site too.

hx6
Re: Wildlife
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Reply to: #597299 by Kirbert
Apr 5, 2011 6:30am
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Heaven forbid should hunters actually kill something that provides food for their families.

I sure as hell don't want my husband, son, or myself bringing down (and wasting tags) a sick animal. They won't fill our freezers or our bellies.
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597225 by The Wolf Family
Apr 5, 2011 6:44am
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Funny how people have different ideas of what may be too steep or strenuous. ;)

I think you live to goat me.

Legends I and II are fairly flat.....albeit a bit of a hike...and then there's Our Family Series which is quite flat.

3 Blind Mice
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597206 by Fiddleheads
Apr 5, 2011 8:31am
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How far is driving distance of CT? We've got some pretty fantatic boxes up here in Ontario.

Co-signed, on the fantastic boxes in Ontario. :-) And of course, WNY is right nearby, with all of our many boxes here, as well.

BAC
Re: Need help
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Reply to: #597233 by The Rowe-vers
Apr 5, 2011 8:57am
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There's lots of good boxing on the Cape especially near Falmouth..
F666
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Apr 5, 2011 10:14am
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The Mark of the Beast? But it was an image of the cutest book worm you could imagine. I think I need to get another find real soon.
Re: F666
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Reply to: #597423 by BBStacker
Apr 5, 2011 10:15am
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***Throws hellacious confetti*****

GG
Re: Wildlife
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Reply to: #597323 by TrailTroll
Apr 5, 2011 10:48am
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Why do you say hunters (whether they're sport hunters or paid sharpshooters) kill the strongest and healthiest rather than the sick and weak? I'm not a hunter, but wouldn't the sick and the weak make good targets for human predators too? Or is it because trophy hunters want big healthy specimens?

The trophy hunters want the biggest, most impressive specimens, and the gun doesn't care, it can kill the 12-point buck just as readily as the weakest doe. The food hunters -- and there are a lot of them around here -- typically will just shoot the first deer that enters the clearing, but guess what, the first deer that enters the clearing is normally the leader of that group, the strongest and fittest.

SWMBO and I refer to the "redneck mentality" that is prevalent in our area of FL. Basically, it's the conviction that rules and regulations are for other people, not for them. We went fishing this past weekend because it was Free Fishing Weekend here in FL, the two days of the year you can fish without a license. We mentioned that to several other fishermen we met, and at least two of them told us outright they didn't know anything about free fishing weekend, they had never bothered to get a license anyway! Likewise, the redneck hunters around here don't give a rip about hunting season, or the fact that it's illegal to hunt from a public highway, or that hunters are only supposed to shoot male deer, shooting females is extremely limited. Basically, they see a deer, they shoot it, wherever they are, whatever date it is, and "we don't need no stinkin' license, we've been shooting deer around here since forever." Then they dress the deer and dump the carcass off the side of a dead-end road somewhere so it can stink up the area real good.

And don't forget that they seem incapable of holding onto an empty beer can or bottle, it falls wherever they happen to be standing. These people are incredible slobs. Any good fishing spot or picnicking spot invariably requires a half hour spent filling a couple of trash bags before it's habitable by regular human beings.
Re: F666
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Reply to: #597423 by BBStacker
Apr 5, 2011 11:37am
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I planned a special trip for mine: the only box within 150 miles that had Devil in the name.

http://letterboxing.kelsung.com/journal/011610.htm

Kelsung
Re: F666
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Reply to: #597438 by Kelsung
Apr 5, 2011 12:00pm
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Unfortunately there was no planning for mine. I needed a book at the library and there just happened to be a box I haven't found yet in that branch. Couldn't turn down the opportunity. Noticed my find count when I got home and logged in.
Re: F666
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Reply to: #597424 by Goofy girl
Apr 5, 2011 12:52pm
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Did you pick it up when you were visiting Hell?