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Re: new letterboxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974596 by Trekkie Gal
Apr 26, 2019 3:27am
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Wow, I had no idea that bingo was still going on either. I won a couple of times one year, but didn't have a use for most of the prizes I received, so I didn't play again.

Wow, I was lucky enough to win a couple of years ago and loved the prizes I received. Plus these last two years every day we get to enjoy the poetic wit of our bingo master.
Re: new letterboxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974596 by Trekkie Gal
Apr 26, 2019 4:00am
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I'm playing for the first time this year. Not winning, not losing...but enjoying the interaction with a different group

The poetry accompanying the daily word is entertaining! And there are some cryptic exchanges going on, but I haven't had time to tackle those.
Re: Yahoo! Groups for Letterboxing?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974594 by The Lost Boys
Apr 26, 2019 4:31am
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There were a couple of posts on the MidAtlantic board recently, along the lines of “is anybody here?” A couple of people answered but there’s been no chatter after that.
Re: Yahoo! Groups for Letterboxing?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974594 by The Lost Boys
Apr 26, 2019 5:07am
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The Texas board is relatively active. It's More active around event times.
Re: new letterboxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974601 by Dawnkey
Apr 26, 2019 5:50am
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I've played Bingo every year since I've been a letterboxer (10 years this summer) except 1 year. I enjoy the different interactions with letterboxers, the thrill (or not) or seeing what the word is each day, the interesting ways the words are presented (each Bingo Master has had his/her own style), and I love the ciphers! I am amazed at BaliWho's cleverness (and she's always willing to give me a nudge in the right direction if I can't figure out the cipher).

Prizes? I won twice in one year and thought they were just great. But the prizes aren't why I play. Bingo is just another way of staying a bit connected with the letterboxing community.

By the way, our Bingo game has not yet produced the final winner.

Oh! And, on another aside, there are clues to letterboxes hidden within our Letterbox Great Lakes site.
Re: new letterboxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974555 by Trekkie Gal
Apr 26, 2019 6:44am
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I'm not a part bc google somehow blocks me but I've heard they are still there!!
Re: How is that Power Plant Challenge going?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974412 by LadyRisa
Apr 26, 2019 2:14pm
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I just got my 10th one planted today. I did it! Yea!
This was a great experience, and really forced me to get it done.
I still have about 5-6 more that I have carved and sitting in reserve. Now to get those out on the trail.m

Thanks again for the challenge!
:D
Maiden & thunderbird - much appreciated!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 28, 2019 1:46pm
Atlas Quest has some amazing people in its community. Awhile back a noxer found one of my boxes, relocated it, rendering it a gypsy box. Special thanks goes out to Maiden who followed limited clues to track down the wandering box in Oregon and thunderbird who placed the box back to its Seattle home. What an amazing community this is!!!

I am so thankful for what you did!!! <3
Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 4, 2019 5:50pm
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We had a wonderful time at Shakamak State Park in western Indiana for the event planned by jlsd0218! The rain didn't damper the spirits of anyone - great stamps, delicious potluck, perfect company, good chats, wonderful event log cabin! There was even a 3 year old photographer that stole my heart!

Thank you, Lindsey, for all of your hard work to put on this event!

TeachJR
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 4, 2019 5:56pm
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Yes! Yes! I'm still enjoying my campfire and have more boxing to do tomorrow. Great event!
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 4, 2019 6:15pm
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Thank you for all your hard work! We loved the many stamps, beautiful park, food, fellowship... We will defiantly be back for the stamps we missed :)
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 4, 2019 7:47pm
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You all are soooo kind! I really enjoyed this event and seeing everyone! The rain didn't stop you because as I like to refer to you all... Letterboxers are hardcore, lol! I am so proud to have all of you as my letterboxing family. This day was special and all of you helped make it that way! So THANK YOU for helping make this a great event!
<3
Lindsey/Jlsd0218
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974853 by jlsd0218
May 5, 2019 4:04am
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Would've enjoyed the event, no doubt, but pre-committed to cheering on DH in his first Mini-Marathon. Great day for all!
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974853 by jlsd0218
May 5, 2019 5:03am
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I hope you plan another for next year. I so wanted to come, but like lots of others, sometimes we need to put family first :).

I enjoyed hearing others' comments and from my experience at GLG last year, I know the event was fabulous! Now enjoy yourself and get out and find some letterboxes!
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 5, 2019 8:33am
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There was even a 3 year old photographer that stole my heart!

Yours wasn't the only heart stolen. DH had a delightful time entertaining and being entertained by this precious child.

Kudos for a great event.
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 5, 2019 9:56am
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Top notch organization! Floored by all the amazing carving Lindsey prepared for us. Fun collections! Loved the variety of trails including the driveby series. Food was ever so tasty! the Location absolutely lovely! Top notch all the way around! Next time I'll bring my fishing poles and hopefully a kayak...maybe some water boxes (hint, hint.) Thank you! Thank you!
Re: Thank you to jlsd0218! A Walk in the Park
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974850 by TeachJR
May 5, 2019 5:21pm
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Soooo much fun! All of your hard work really resulted in a great day for everyone. Wonderful carves and cleverly themed event boxes! Your daughter seemed to be a big help too. I can't wait until your next event.
Tucson-area letterboxers else ignore
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 7, 2019 4:59am
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Sorry to post this here, but it looks as though the AZ board doesn't get much action.

BinoBoxer and I will be in Tucson on Friday, August 9. We plan to do some boxing that afternoon and would love to meet up with any folks who live in that area. If anyone is available, please send us AQ mail. Thanks!
Re: Tucson-area letterboxers else ignore
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974953 by Rocklun
May 7, 2019 5:48am
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I should be around. There is a Facebook group called southwest letterletter boxing where you may want to post as well. There are other active boxers here just not always on AQ.
Re: Tucson-area letterboxers else ignore
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974954 by Baqash
May 7, 2019 5:49am
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Thanks! I'll post there, too.
Re: Tucson-area letterboxers else ignore
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974954 by Baqash
May 7, 2019 7:59am
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Thank you. I hope to meet Tucson boxers!
What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 7, 2019 4:44pm
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What do you all use when on trail ? Backpack ? Mini backpack ? Cross body bag ? Other ?
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 4:48pm
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This bag was my comfort zone for years. It got something spilled on it that would not wash off, and I have been searching for one just like it for a while now, with no success.

What I liked about it: It had a zipper on the back and a zipper on the I side, and a pocket on the front under the flap. It was easy to get into and out of and was not too heavy. Eventually I would like to find something like this again.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
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Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 5:03pm
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I carry on small, very lightweight backpack.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 5:14pm
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I use this

I strap it to my front, marker pens in smaller front compartment, logbook with sig stamp and ink pad in larger compartment, I hitched a compass on a lanyard to it.

Warrior Woman
tidy
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 5:18pm
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I use a lightweight Marmot Kompressor Plus day pack. It's plenty big enough for the stuff I carry, and I can slip a 2 or 3 L water bladder in it if I plan on being out/hiking for a while.
http://day-packs.comparical.com/i/marmot-kompressor-plus-pack-MjM0NzU
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974976 by JBartiste
May 7, 2019 5:33pm
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Me, too. It's actually a child's backpack and fits me fine, as a small to medium sized woman.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 6:01pm
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What do you use to carry supplies? What do you all use when on trail ?

Semicolon uses me.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 6:31pm
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What do you all use when on trail ?

A Sherpa of course... what, you guys schlep your own gear around!?

Seriously though, on longer trips we carry a backpack. On shorter excursions we have a custom made otter-type box with a divider, inks and stamp.
Re: What do you use to carry supplies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #974974 by brailleboxer
May 7, 2019 7:04pm
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We carry a zipper pencil pouch which holds the clues (printed to stamp in and put in a 3 ring binder later), pre-stamped signature Avery labels, markers, pens and supplies if the box is damaged. We started with a crossover bag with a notebook and accessories and changed to the zipper pouch later. Convenience, I suppose =)