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Re: Where the heck is my stamp!!??
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #970614 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jan 23, 2019 2:52pm
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The face of innocence:

lol

What? Who? Stamp? What's a stamp?
Re: LbNA photo by Memere
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #970620 by MissMoon
Jan 23, 2019 3:40pm
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Thank you.
Re: Where the heck is my stamp!!??
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #970617 by Una Marlee Sue
Jan 23, 2019 4:39pm
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Thank you! We think so. We love ginger cats too. We adopted two abandoned kitties (both orange) and became converts! One passed and the other one was despondent so we adopted another gingerboy to keep him company - Logan (pictured), the scamp. Ha ha, we love him... but he is precocious.
Re: Where the heck is my stamp!!??
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #970623 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jan 23, 2019 5:59pm
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I remember reading about the one you lost. We lost Karate at 19 years but a week later, Tony was found by my son and his dog.

Tony weighed 14 oz (10 without all the fleas) and was an abandoned runt feral. Took him to our vet and told her to test for FELV and FIP and I didn't want to see "it" until I knew I could fall in love. 10 minutes later her tech came out with Tony in her breast pocket and put him in my lap explaining they couldn't put an unvaccinated kitten in the back. He hunkered down and started purring and all I could think was "BI%$H!!"

He's 18 pounds now and the love of my life AND even more amazing, the spitting image of Karate.
Re: LbNA photo by Memere
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #970596 by cooledcoyote
Jan 23, 2019 7:19pm
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I clicked on the credit at the bottom and it brought up just the photo with nothing over it. But it said Silver Eagle, not Memere.
Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Jan 23, 2019 7:45pm
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Jeopardy had a commercial so I checked on A.Q. and saw that lost sailor had found one of my boxes out in the middle of nowhere while he is on a long cross-country trip. I sent an AQ message asking if he got the bonus box as well and went back out to check on Jeopardy. Next commercial I checked again and he'd sent a message that he had not noticed any bonus box clues because it was getting dark and it was cold. He had left and continued his journey. I told him the name of the bonus box and said he could find the clues by checking that box on AQ now that he'd found the parentbox. He had immediately recorded finding the parentbox on his iphone, the bonus box is about thirty miles down the road and so he was still able to score the bonus box. There were so many chances for this to have gone wrong.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970626 by Wronghat
Jan 23, 2019 9:20pm
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You planted a bonus box thirty miles from the parent box?
Raisin' 'em right
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Jan 23, 2019 9:33pm
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A few of my students have stayed after school to carve sig stamps and learn about letterboxing. One of them has planted two boxes in the neighborhood, but what really made my day was the way he asked his letterboxing friend to our middle school dance.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970628 by Kirbert
Jan 24, 2019 2:49am
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The definition on AQ for a Bonus Box is "similar to a regular letterbox, except that the clue is planted in another nearby letterbox." I always thought NEARBY meant within a very short walk. What do others think??
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970630 by Elle
Jan 24, 2019 3:18am
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I think AQ’s not the boss of me 😂😂😂
Re: LbNA photo by Memere
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #970625 by Topcollector
Jan 24, 2019 3:27am
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The photos rotate every day or so.
Not sure of the schedule, I just appreciate them as they come.

Choi could probably tell you if the photos are in an accessible file somewhere in LbNA.

So far, the photo of the whale tails, "Reverence" is my favorite.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970631 by Sheba
Jan 24, 2019 4:28am
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AMEN to that!!!!!!
Re: Where the heck is my stamp!!??
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #970614 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jan 24, 2019 6:21am
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Look at the expression on that handsome face ! Mischief in the form of a cat. :^)
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970630 by Elle
Jan 24, 2019 6:30am
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I always thought NEARBY meant within a very short walk. What do others think??

Nearby is relative. There are places in the western US where 30 miles down the road is still the middle of no where. My wife and I stayed at a KOA once outside of Chugwater, Wyoming. Turns out that it was on the property of a large ranch, west of town. From the gate at the edge of town to the ranch house was at least 15 miles of dirt road. Interesting side note - 5 miles along that dirt road was this strange square plot of ground with high fencing and light towers and surveillance cameras. The sign on the fence read something like this..."The base commander has determined that the use of deadly force is justified in defending this property."
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970635 by PI Joe
Jan 24, 2019 6:40am
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The longest bonus I found was Mission: Impossible, half the stamp was in Redding, the other half in Wallingford.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970635 by PI Joe
Jan 24, 2019 7:27am
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Wyoming

It's different there, lol.

snbone
who lived in Wyoming for 20 years
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970628 by Kirbert
Jan 24, 2019 7:35am
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And it's a good thing for lost sailor that I did.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970635 by PI Joe
Jan 24, 2019 8:30am
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"The base commander has determined that the use of deadly force is justified in defending this property."

That site was a Minuteman nuclear missile silo. It is abandoned now but I think it was still active when we were there over 30 years ago. Now that I think about it, that would be an excellent place for a letterbox except for it being on private property.
Re: Raisin' 'em right
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970629 by Wry Me
Jan 24, 2019 9:24am
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I’m not crying, you’re crying! Someone get me a tissue.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970626 by Wronghat
Jan 24, 2019 9:31am
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I told him the name of the bonus box and said he could find the clues by checking that box on AQ now that he'd found the parentbox.

Interesting. I’ve never encountered a bonus box with the clue posted on AQ, and I don’t know anyone who logs finds in real time, as they go, and then searches for any boxes that show up, dependent on that find. I enjoy examining the logbook and container, and anything associated with it, hoping to discover a clue to a bonus “nearby” while I am still in the area. But I’m not going to spend time logging finds and searching AQ, when I can be enjoying my hike, the views, or the interesting locations.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970626 by Wronghat
Jan 24, 2019 9:59am
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and so he was still able to score the bonus box. There were so many chances for this to have gone wrong.

Very cool! And it sounds like a classic lost sailor story. Thanks for sharing.
Re: LbNA photo by Memere
Board: Letterboxing.org Chatter
Reply to: #970632 by Grrly Girl
Jan 24, 2019 11:05am
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I still have the mountain goat. Looking forward to another.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970641 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 24, 2019 11:20am
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I’ve never encountered a bonus box with the clue posted on AQ, and I don’t know anyone who logs finds in real time, as they go, and then searches for any boxes that show up, dependent on that find.

The clues I leave on AQ are a back up to the clues for the bonus box I leave in the parentbox. That way a finder doesn't have to copy the clues in the parentbox--or take a picture of them. Also, if I put the clues on AQ I don't forget what they are and lose the bonus box if the parentbox goes missing--which has happened to me.
Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Jan 24, 2019 12:15pm
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I'm not sure if this was asked before but are there any letter boxes hidden in or around walt disney world?
Thanks
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970645 by Fabuliz
Jan 24, 2019 12:22pm
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No.
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970646 by SherlockMiles
Jan 24, 2019 12:31pm
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Well there are some in Kissimmee and surrounding areas ... just read the comments before going for them. We did some back in April and one of them had a homeless camp at it.
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970645 by Fabuliz
Jan 24, 2019 12:36pm
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Nope. Sorry! Disney has a very active and assertive legal team...
https://www.atlasquest.com/about/wiki/question.php?wikiId=565
Re: Disney boxes
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #970647 by Basset Mom
Jan 24, 2019 1:20pm
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one of them had a homeless camp at it.

Not only a homeless camp but the property is posted as private property now. We didn't see the private property signs until we were going back to our car, it was laying in the ground, so I mentioned it in my comments when I logged my find and the owner did not approve the comment.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970644 by Wronghat
Jan 24, 2019 2:28pm
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Oh, well that makes more sense to me - the bonus clue IS in the original box somewhere . . .
I also keep the clue on the bonus box listing, but it's in the notes. I don't want anyone to stumble across them by accident, and I don't want to lose them either.
Re: Lucky coincidence
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970641 by Wise Wanderer
Jan 24, 2019 3:01pm
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I’ve never encountered a bonus box with the clue posted on AQ,

I tend to forget to look for a bonus box clue in the container but the ones I have found have been listed on AQ. Once you log the the so called parent box you can see the bonus box in the planter's logbook and then log that.

But I’m not going to spend time logging finds and searching AQ,

I don't do that either. I don't log finds until I get home.