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Tips, Tricks, and Techniques at Lake of the Woods
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Feb 21, 2019 12:51pm
We will be holding an event on March 9th at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet, IL. We will have stations for logbook making, identifying poisonous plants, preparing containers, safety on the trails, clue writing, and LTCs. We will have time for networking, raffles, and lunch!

Please check out our event for March 9th:
Tips, Tricks, and Techniques at Lake of the Woods
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4064

and our upcoming summer event on July 20th:
Homerdoodle in the Woods
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4062

TeachJR, Tyson's mom, teamww, p green frog
Stamps for GLG 2019
Board: Region: Great Lakes
May 3, 2019 5:13am
I have received a number of envelopes this week. I will get everything updated on the trackers this weekend.
Thank you to everybody who has carved stamps.
I am working a crazy amount of hours - forgive me for not being on top of everything.
Great Lakes Gathering 2019
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Jun 29, 2019 3:53pm
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Thanks to the Minnesota Carving Consortium, Crow Wing State Park, and other contributors for last weekend’s excellent gathering filled with Minnesota Myths and Legends! We enjoyed the trails and other boxing opportunities, found humor (and rewards) in dealing with the numerous ticks and mosquitoes, and admired the carvings and creative logs. As usual, we caught up with longtime fellow adventurers and met new ones. The weather was great and a huge improvement over what was forecast even a day before. Tie dye sue’s Letterboxing 101 class was well attended, too.

We also appreciated the opportunity to list the trails we planned to hike on Sunday, so we could collect a few more images before you collected the boxes.

The Christmas Elves
Re: Great Lakes Gathering 2019
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #976823 by The Christmas Elves
Jun 30, 2019 5:36am
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Thank you for coming up north and "playing" with us!
Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Dec 21, 2019 1:47pm
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Get ready to play the latest edition of the longest Bingo game in the world, Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo! Based on boxers, boxes, and events in the six Great Lakes states from the traditional Yahoo Great Lakes board (OH, MI, WI, MN, IL, and IN), the game is open to anyone who would like to join in the fun.

Interested? Just send me your email address in a private AQ message, and I'll send you out your 2020 bingo grid, word list, and rules. No commitment! Those of you who have already provided me with your email address should have just received those documents. Please let me know if you didn't.
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981869 by Dawnkey
Dec 21, 2019 2:02pm
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Got my documents and am mulling over my card!

This is only my second year playing, but I like how you seem to have kept the spirit of last year while making this your own!

I'm in it to win it!!

Mama Stork
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981870 by Mama Stork
Dec 21, 2019 2:44pm
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That's the enthusiasm we love to see! You go Mama Stork!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981869 by Dawnkey
Dec 21, 2019 2:53pm
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I am ready to win this thing!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981872 by twofreetimers
Dec 21, 2019 3:03pm
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Competitive spirits are getting fired up! You go too, twofreetimers!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981869 by Dawnkey
Dec 23, 2019 3:58am
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Interesting to read the word list. My letterboxing has been curtailed by physical limitations in recent years, but I've been around a while so I can almost fill my card with exchanges! Let's see if this is the winning strategy....
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981869 by Dawnkey
Dec 23, 2019 1:40pm
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Just put my bingo bootie and the winning bingo card in the mail today...
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981930 by Angel Winks
Dec 23, 2019 3:08pm
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Oh goody! Can't wait to see what I win!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981869 by Dawnkey
Dec 23, 2019 3:47pm
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Put the overall champion bingo card and booty in today's mail. Let the competition begin!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981914 by TrailTroll
Dec 24, 2019 10:43am
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So one does not have to have at least one from each category? Hmm, this changes things ... I need to print more draft boards before submitting!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981957 by Team Awesome Pants
Dec 24, 2019 10:52am
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So one does not have to have at least one from each category?

Nope, you can mix and match categories however you like, as long as you're eligible to use the word (you've found or planted the box, you've exchanged with the person, etc.). And make sure you keep your columns straight--if it's listed in the B column on the word list then it has to go in the B column on your card, otherwise it will never get called on your card.

Does anyone else remember if the grand winner from last year won with a card consisting only of general terms? That's what I seem to recall.

It looks like we're going to have a great mix of players this year--people who have played for years as well as a bunch of newbies. I think we'll have a lot of fun!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981958 by Dawnkey
Dec 24, 2019 11:02am
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My card will be a mix of boxes, exchanges and terms this year. I personally like to pick terms that are meaningful to me somehow, lol
Dec. 31 Bingo Deadline
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Dec 27, 2019 11:46am
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Don't forget--all bingo cards are due to me by Tuesday Dec. 31 (via email or snail mail) if you want to get in on the 2020 edition of Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo. I've so far received 16 entries.

If you're interested but have not sent me your email address, please do so and I'll send you the bingo files.
Re: Dec. 31 Bingo Deadline
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982012 by Dawnkey
Dec 27, 2019 12:13pm
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On my to-do list!! As is picking up some bingo swag

Can't wait for the fun to begin!

MS
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981958 by Dawnkey
Dec 27, 2019 10:50pm
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I’d love to play! Unfortunately I just found out about this but please sign me up! I’m sending my addy in another message. Thanks Dawnkey!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982037 by Lampwick
Dec 28, 2019 4:12am
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Ooh goody! The more the merrier (and the more potential booty for me...err, I mean all of us!)

Just sent my card in to Dawnkey. Let the wild rumpus begin!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982037 by Lampwick
Dec 28, 2019 6:35am
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I’d love to play! Unfortunately I just found out about this but please sign me up! I’m sending my addy in another message. Thanks Dawnkey!

Lampwick, I just emailed you the bingo files.

Anyone else? It's not too late to sign up for bingo, but I'll need your email address (not your street address and not just your trail name). I have to email you files, and your bingo card is due back to me (email is fine) this coming Tueday.
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981869 by Dawnkey
Dec 31, 2019 9:01am
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Awesome! Sorry to tell all you I just entered MY winning card! Sorry to dash all your hopes!
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982121 by BaliWho
Dec 31, 2019 10:14am
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Just wanna warn ya, I win stuff like this. Also, I don’t often play, in consideration of other less lucky ones...
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #981930 by Angel Winks
Dec 31, 2019 1:01pm
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Thank you, Angel Winks, for being one of the trail name bingo terms from my winning card ♡
Re: Announcing 2020 Great Lakes Letterboxing Bingo!
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982124 by Team Awesome Pants
Dec 31, 2019 5:33pm
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I'm glad I could help, TAP. However, don't count your Bingo bootie quite yet....

;)
Bingo word - Jan. 1
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Jan 1, 2020 5:09am
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Happy new year's, bingo players! Let's get this game started!

One way to draw the bingo words is to use the random number generator in Excel, but I decided to opt for something a little more old-fashioned. I printed out all 140 bingo terms on identically-sized slips of paper, which I've placed in the Bingo Jar. My 22-year-old son is about to fly back to Boston, but since he was still home I gave him the honor of drawing the very first word. Here was his random pick:

I - Left is right

He has no interest in letterboxing, but did I mention he's a southpaw?
Re: Bingo word - Jan. 1
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982136 by Dawnkey
Jan 1, 2020 5:18am
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Well. That wasn't a good start at all.

But I've always liked the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. "Slow and steady wins the race."

Thanks, Dawnkey and Andrew, for getting us started on the slowest Bingo game ever!
Re: Bingo word - Jan. 1
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982136 by Dawnkey
Jan 1, 2020 5:45am
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Happy New Year!!

Not only am I well on my way to win one of the interim games, I am on my way to filling my entire card!! Whoo hoo!!

Thank you fellow southpaw!!

MS
Re: Bingo word - Jan. 1
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982137 by Angel Winks
Jan 1, 2020 5:46am
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Well. That wasn't a good start at all.

A matter of perspective, since I think 22 people are off to a good start. :)
Re: Bingo word - Jan. 1
Board: Region: Great Lakes
Reply to: #982136 by Dawnkey
Jan 1, 2020 7:33am
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Happy New Year Dance! Off to a good start!!!