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Re: Dilemma/Suggestions?
Board: West Coast Nativity & East Coast Toys HHs
Reply to: #332635 by Water Lily
Jan 6, 2009 4:16am
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OK: I just got a brainwave. I've been thinking of starting a series in that area anyways and have already planned the stamps, etc. So... I'm going to carve and plant a NEW letterbox in the area that ALL the active boxes (I'm thinking of one in particular) will want to come and find. I will make it winter friendly and that should get it going quickly without giving an obvious hint).

Any other thoughts!!!

WL
Re: Dilemma/Suggestions?
Board: West Coast Nativity & East Coast Toys HHs
Reply to: #332640 by Water Lily
Jan 6, 2009 4:44am
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I like this idea of yours. Also, if your area is not that active, I don't see anything wrong with putting a notice out there that a special HH is waiting somewhere. You could always take it to PA or mail it to someone to launch, but I think it's more cool that this HH is going to travel all the way from ON, so I'd love you to launch it from there somewhere.
Re: verbiage for logbook
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Reply to: #332670 by Esmerelda
Jan 6, 2009 5:57am
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aye, Cap'n....much appreciated :)

...um, one other thing, if I may be so bold as to bring up...

Roseburn, or Roseburg? ;)
Re: Dilemma/Suggestions?
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Reply to: #332635 by Water Lily
Jan 6, 2009 7:19am
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You answered your own question. I put my Nativity HH in a new box that I planted, with a note in the clues that there is a special surprise for the first finder. It was found by 9:00 a.m. the morning after I posted it on AQ!
donkey is launched!
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Jan 10, 2009 1:53pm
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Esmerelda's donkey was in my mailbox this morning - so I went right out and planted it in the Winter Solstice box. Nice, clear 40 degree day when I left my house - by the time I got to the LB, it was sleeting! Luckily, it was a drive-by where I could stamp in in my car. Hopefully, the donkey will get found soon.

Has everyone planted? Does anyone still need to get theirs planted? Not looking to nag anyone - just curious.
Re: donkey is launched!
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Reply to: #334941 by Force of Five
Jan 10, 2009 2:17pm
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I'm planting Frankincense tomorrow...
Re: donkey is launched!
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Reply to: #334941 by Force of Five
Jan 10, 2009 6:47pm
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I still need to plant...
EMMM
Nativity LTCs
Board: West Coast Nativity & East Coast Toys HHs
Jan 10, 2009 6:51pm
Did anyone else make LTCs of their stamps for these HHs? I have a few camel LTCs left, if anyone would like to trade!

Kit Kat
Re: donkey is launched!
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Reply to: #334941 by Force of Five
Jan 12, 2009 7:58am
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The Shepherd went out yesterday. I had to create a new box and figure out where to plant it, so it took a bit of time, but it's out there now!!

I will post the clue tonight (need to write it up completely) and there are hopefully a couple of local letterboxers (at least one I can think of) who will "rush" to be the first finders and get the HH moving on it's way.

WL
Re: donkey is launched!
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Reply to: #335669 by Water Lily
Jan 12, 2009 8:20am
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That's the best way to get them moving! Some people love those First Finds.
hh whereabouts unknown
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Mar 9, 2009 8:33am
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Today I re-visited the box where we launched our Nativity sheep hh. Only one finder has come thru since we were there. Name: "The Flynns." Their stamp looks like a rubber ducky. No date. They apparently took the hh, but there are no Flynns on AQ or LbNA.

So, I hope they understand what they found and will move it along to a new box. Not a real auspicious start, though.

--Donkey and Penguin
Re: hh whereabouts unknown
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Reply to: #360139 by Dawnkey
Mar 9, 2009 8:35am
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Mine was found by newbies too, but at least they posted it on AQ. Let's hope for the best. -Rpse
Re: hh whereabouts unknown
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Reply to: #360140 by Rosmarinus
Mar 11, 2009 5:06am
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Well, I hadn't gotten any finds on mine until recently when it got a big jump from GA to TX! Yippee! But, someone had moved it without logging it. So, it's possible that they are all moving, just not being logged.

Still haven't figured out how to get my scanner to do what I want so I can post a picture!
Progress?
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Oct 28, 2009 2:49pm
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I was just wondering if anyone had a note on how far their HHs had traveled? Last I heard my Star had traveled all the way to Portland, OR. How are the others fairing? Hopefully well. Hope to hear from you soon.

Leviathan
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455754 by Leviathan
Oct 28, 2009 3:05pm
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The three wise men were last logged in Georgia in February. But, it was logged by someone who lives in Texas. Unfortunately, I haven't heard anything since February.
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455757 by Force of Five
Oct 28, 2009 3:33pm
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I mailed mine to the west to begin its journey. I have never heard from the person who promised to plant it for me. Maybe it got lost in the post office? :(
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455761 by Teacup
Oct 28, 2009 3:41pm
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Oh yeah - My airplane was planted in WA and last logged in Bellingham WA in April.

Neither one of mine seems to be making much progress.

I feel like overall, these HHs are being logged less than the other HHs I have out there. Maybe people are leaving them, thinking that if they can't move them to another state, then they're not going to take it. My idea was always just that if you took it, move it to a box west (for the Nativities) of where you found it, not east, even if it is only west by 1 mile. I'm thinking maybe people have been too intimidated to move these HHs. But, it's only a theory.
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455754 by Leviathan
Oct 28, 2009 4:01pm
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My shepherd has made it through 9 stops, but only from Ontario down as far as Troy, NY. Methinks it's not going to make Oregon by this Christmas unless someone is flying or driving back across the country with it... highly unlikely.
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455765 by Force of Five
Oct 28, 2009 5:30pm
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Mine has never been logged, and I planted a couple of hours west of me, so I haven't had a chance to check on it. But I don't think it has ever been picked up
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455754 by Leviathan
Oct 28, 2009 5:41pm
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I thought our sheep had disappeared, but I was relieved to find out it hadn't. We launched it in January, and when I checked the box a few weeks later the hh was gone, but it hadn't been logged online. Then in September it was found by a boxer I know in another local box. She moved it immediately to a hh hostel, and as far as I know it's still there. So it really hasn't made any progress at all, but on the other hand it still exists.
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455754 by Leviathan
Oct 28, 2009 5:55pm
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My cow has only been logged once, but I think it may be moving and not getting logged.
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455754 by Leviathan
Oct 28, 2009 6:51pm
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My Angel Gabriel had made it from Maine to Milwaukie, Oregon on July 23rd. I don't know if it's made it to the Nativity box yet though.

As of March 1st the little girl doll had been found in the box my sister had planted it in Seattle. No idea of any movement.

JIffy
Re: Progress?
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Reply to: #455905 by Esmerelda
Oct 29, 2009 5:11am
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The camel has had 5 logged finds. The last time I heard from it was in June, and it was still in CT!

Kit Kat
in CT
Any updates?
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May 6, 2010 1:33pm
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I haven't seen any updates in quite a while. Have any of the HH's made it to their
Re: Any updates?
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Reply to: #512452 by Jiffy
May 6, 2010 1:35pm
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I haven't seen any updates in quite a while. Have any of the HH's made it to their

(I hit enter before I finished my thought)

So, Have any of the HH's made it to their destination?

Jiffy
Re: Any updates?
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Reply to: #512454 by Jiffy
May 6, 2010 1:58pm
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Sadly, mine was only found once and never logged again. Hope others have had better luck! -Rose
Re: Any updates?
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Reply to: #512465 by Esmerelda
May 6, 2010 2:20pm
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After never receiving a find the first year, my airplane toy got a find logged a couple months ago, but I haven't heard from the Three Wise Men in ages.
Re: Any updates?
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Reply to: #512470 by Force of Five
May 6, 2010 2:48pm
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Mine has never been found : (
Re: Any updates?
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Reply to: #512478 by mudflinginfools
May 6, 2010 2:52pm
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Hey mud -

Did you ever plant a traditional box "Island of Misfit Toys?"

My airplane was last logged in NY state in April. Does it have somewhere to travel to?
Re: Any updates?
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Reply to: #512478 by mudflinginfools
May 6, 2010 2:53pm
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I don't think my Shepherd made it very far. I don't even know if he made it into the States.