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Possible event in Arizona... input appreciated :)
Board: State: Arizona
Jul 1, 2017 4:21pm
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Hello all!

Last fall I hosted a huge Harry Potter Themed event in NC. I have always hoped to replicate it in AZ, since I am from Tucson and spent most of my summers on Mt Lemmon. Originally I wanted it at the girl scout camp but I got a quote and it is WAYY too much on my wallet to do that one. So I'm looking for other options.

This event is very different from other events- I need a place that can be fully rented, so very few muggles will be around. This event involves lots of props and decorations, and it takes at least one full day JUST to set them up and the goal is to have it up for 2 days of boxing. So it can't be at a park where muggles would tamper with them. For example, I have quidditch hoops to set up, I have decorations for all 4 houses, divination, owlry, etc etc....that is spread and set up over a large area. It's just under 200 stamps!

Anyway- I'm currently looking into a couple group sites where I can rent multiple group ramadas. Found a couple but they have limited parking.

Soooo having never attended an event in Arizona--- on average, how many people usually attend? I am currently looking at Shower's point (one of the place I camped as a scout) and even if I get all 3 sites (Which will work ok for my event plans) and even though each one holds up to 25 people overnight ....there's only 15 official parking spots. With room to park along the road. Is this enough? I assume locals would arrange carpool up Mt Lemmon anyhow.....

Advice appreciated. I don't have dates yet. I have a small window between my work schedule and the campground opening, I hoped to host this year...might be next year.

Thanks!
Bonnie (Bee)

PS I don't get to use the word "ramada" here in NC. Everyone thinks I'm referring to the hotel...
Re: Visiting Denver Soon
Board: State: Colorado
Reply to: #947716 by TheBoogies
Jul 1, 2017 4:24pm
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Wonderful! I'll post it.
Re: Hey new guy! Yes, you the artsy one.....
Board: New Members' Board
Reply to: #947714 by Linden Leaf
Jul 1, 2017 4:29pm
Thread Board
I have quite a few, but I would never turn them down.
Re: Temptation
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #947723 by MamaFrog
Jul 1, 2017 4:29pm
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sign your trail name and use your thumb print :)

This is the correct thing to do if you forget your signature stamp.
Re: Calling all grateful yarn bombers
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Reply to: #947699 by Kit Kat 61
Jul 1, 2017 4:32pm
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I wanted to carve a stamp to go with the yarn bomb. But I forgot. I had clues too.
Anyone interested in carving a teeny 11?
Re: Ring (or Single) ideas!
Board: Postals
Reply to: #947709 by Odd Owl
Jul 1, 2017 4:40pm
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Excellent ideas! I'm intrigued my the Tessellations.
However, Favorite Memes! I'd be all over that!
Re: Ring (or Single) ideas!
Board: Postals
Reply to: #947712 by FORAYCH
Jul 1, 2017 4:42pm
Thread Board
Love these! Way back when we did an LTC Misheard Song Lyrics and let me tell you...that was some funny shit!
Re: Possible event in Arizona... input appreciated :)
Board: State: Arizona
Reply to: #947724 by Munkeybee
Jul 1, 2017 4:55pm
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Soooo having never attended an event in Arizona--- on average, how many people usually attend?

Here's sign-ups for past Tucson events:
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=3557
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=3710
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=2880

So that's 51, 53 and 55.
Re: Possible event in Arizona... input appreciated :)
Board: State: Arizona
Reply to: #947731 by Wronghat
Jul 1, 2017 5:00pm
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THANKS! It occurred to me as I hit post that I could probably look these up.

However it is still a question I have-- is 15 spots (plus some unofficial spots on the road) enough for typical attendance? Surely some local boxers know each other well enough to carpool ~1 hour from Tucson (depending where you live exactly)?? How many cars does an average of 50 Arizonans equal? HA!
Cavemen in MN?
Board: State: Minnesota
Jul 1, 2017 5:27pm
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A big shout out to tie dye sue for organizing this Meet and greet. The food was great. We had so much fun we want to come back. It was really nice meeting you all. You Minnesotans ROCK! THANK YOU ALL.
Upcoming Denver Mini-meet
Board: State: Colorado
Jul 1, 2017 5:44pm
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Come on out on July 20! Feel free to come a little early or stay a little late. TheBoogies and our feline friends want to see you!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=3865
Re: PO has me po'ed
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #947356 by Raven
Jul 1, 2017 6:25pm
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I was going to ignore this thread and chalk it up to random-ness. But, I'm sitting here next to a package I just got today. It was mailed out back on 4/24/17.
Re: Upcoming Denver Mini-meet
Board: State: Colorado
Reply to: #947735 by Angel and Demon
Jul 1, 2017 6:57pm
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We are SO excited!!!
Re: Possible event in Arizona... input appreciated :)
Board: State: Arizona
Reply to: #947724 by Munkeybee
Jul 1, 2017 7:10pm
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The numbers given are for events in February with probably half from out of state. Based on AZ residents that regularly attend events I can probably count 15-20, and several of us travel extensively during the summer. I'm not sure how many would come from out of state. Sounds like a great event and the AZ crowd would love it, but numbers could be small. Let us know how we can help, if needed.

-Pat
Re: Calling all grateful yarn bombers
Board: The Grateful Letterboxers!
Reply to: #947728 by Sits N Knits
Jul 1, 2017 7:31pm
Thread Board
Me! Me! What size does it have to be, and does it need some sort of pouch or other hiding place? I will be there by Wednesday evening!

>KitKat<
Re: Suggestions for hiding inside a Little Free Library
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #947236 by Essex Explorers
Jul 1, 2017 8:04pm
Thread Board
Not sure if this has been suggested but do you think velcro might stick into the roof? Alternatively you could acquire one of those fake hollow rocks and hide the LB in there?
Re: PO has me po'ed
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #947736 by Teeker
Jul 1, 2017 8:45pm
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Have you tried brand new envelopes with clear tape and printed labels? Maybe that's an experiment you can do?
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jul 1, 2017 9:25pm
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I had one ltc that was made for a tribute to a letterboxer who had passed. It reminded me how brave she was and I actually put it on my bedside table while I recovered from a difficult surgery. Some ltc's are fun, some are cute and some are awe inspiring....something for everyone. I wish my life had room for them, but it is not in the cards right now.
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #947742 by storm rider
Jul 1, 2017 9:40pm
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I really enjoy your post. Thank you. <3
Re: Hey new guy! Yes, you the artsy one.....
Board: New Members' Board
Reply to: #947726 by LROSEM
Jul 1, 2017 10:35pm
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I never turn Linden Leaf's down either!
Re: Possible event in Arizona... input appreciated :)
Board: State: Arizona
Reply to: #947738 by Desert Flower
Jul 1, 2017 10:47pm
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Awesome thanks. I wanted to do this fall but i decided to travel to see the total solar eclipse instead. Don't think i can do both. So probably early summer (first week of June) or next fall. Didn't think about summer travel or snow birds. Do you think if it were June. ..or august /sept people would attend?
Re: Temptation
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #947719 by CorgiLover
Jul 1, 2017 10:53pm
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Find it --> Write in the logbook with a ball point pen --> Log it on AQ

hx6
Re: Temptation
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #947719 by CorgiLover
Jul 1, 2017 11:36pm
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Not exactly the same thing, but I was also once in a situation sans letterboxing gear. One does what one must, as chronicled here (long ago)... http://wassa.atlasquest.com/2008/07/boxers-n-briefs-three.html
Re: Temptation
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #947727 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jul 2, 2017 1:56am
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When SWMBO doesn't have her stamp along, she just draws the stamp image with a pen. Since she drew the original image her sig stamp was based on, that's legit.
Re: Carving With Old Eyes
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #947656 by golden oldie
Jul 2, 2017 3:38am
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I currently can't carve because of cataracts. Wednesday that will hopefully start to change as I get my left and worse eye done that day followed by my right eye two weeks later.

you will probably be fine without the extra help.

This is very reassuring.
Re: Possible event in Arizona... input appreciated :)
Board: State: Arizona
Reply to: #947748 by Munkeybee
Jul 2, 2017 6:19am
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June is guaranteed to be hot
And dry aug sept the fickle monsoons kick in. I'm not sue how that impacts the my Lemmon area. June will have more muggles streaming to the mountain to lol off especially on weekends
Re: Possible event in Arizona... input appreciated :)
Board: State: Arizona
Reply to: #947724 by Munkeybee
Jul 2, 2017 7:40am
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I would be interested in flying to Arizona for an event. We usually try to go to one event far away then make a vacation around it.
Idlemoon
Re: Temptation
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #947719 by CorgiLover
Jul 2, 2017 8:16am
Thread Board
Never let that stop you!!! U can thumb print, too
Re: Hey new guy! Yes, you the artsy one.....
Board: New Members' Board
Reply to: #947669 by LROSEM
Jul 2, 2017 8:20am
Thread Board
I like when folks that I haven't traded with log my cards. I feel like my art is traveling around. ♡♡♡
You are my sunshine
Board: State: Missouri
Jul 2, 2017 8:49am
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St charles folks: While at blanchette park looking for a LB, I found in complete disarray, a stamp and log book The Stamp was You are my sunshine. I emptied the water, retrieved the lid and placed under a tree. the logbook seemed empty. I can let you know where I put it if the owner would like. I searched but could determine the owner.

Penny