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Nochipra

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  1. I'm getting ready to do my first trade with someone and I was just wondering how everyone mails their trades? Do I get a tracking # or just send it regular mail in a bubble envelope? I've seen a lot of trades on this forum but I was thinking it could get quite expensive doing a lot of trades?
  2. I play around with the Print Shop version 22 program Chip just got me a couple of weeks ago, but I just come up with something basic. I need to learn more about what I can do with it first. I think the best designs come from people who can actually draw though. I'm not talented in that area:(
  3. If we have any travel bugs/coins small enough to go into my purse I usually carry those in case we decide to do any last minute geocaching. Also, I have some business card signature cards I made up in Print Shop that I carry to put into caches.
  4. How the process works: 1) People nominate others to receive a coin 2) We collect the data and check out the nominee's 3) We contact the nominators to see if they are geographically close enough to the people they have nominated to hide a personal cache containing the coin for the recipient. if you would like to see a document we have prepared about this you can download it Here. 4) If they are not close enough to hide a cache for the recipient we start looking for a cacher in the area that might be willing to hide a personal cache for the recipient. 5) Once we have a way to get a coin to the nomanee coins are shipped via mail to the people agreeing to hide them. 6) Small personal caches are hidden and the co-ordinates/hints are emailed to us so that an email informing the recipient that they have been nominated, and awarded a coin. 7) They go pick up their coin, smile and hopefully Pay It Forward. Love and Light PIF Oh ok, I was thinking that you wanted to have some of your coins distributed in other areas and would send coins to be placed in caches? I didn't realize it was nominee related? I'm in Va so I would not be able to place a cache for Sonny and Sandy since I am not even close to California. If you ever decide you want some coins placed in caches out here on the east coast in Va let me know, I'd be glad to bring some smiles to peoples faces out here:) Take care.
  5. I think I sent my nomination to the wrong place the first time, I sent it throught the email this time at the above address.
  6. I believe Sonny and Sandy from the Podcacher podcast should be nominated for all they do for the sport of geocaching. They work really hard at producing a great podcast every week and it seems that they do a lot for their church as well. Nomination being sent.
  7. Happy Birthday!!! Congrats!!!
  8. I'm looking for the Virginia coin with the cardinal and flowers on the front? I have this one to trade for it. It's the Hampton Roads Geocachers coin, gold finish. I am looking for one that it unactivated without a viewing history.
  9. I think not! In fact, the Geocoinfest PA location is now famous for it made front page news !!! of our local news paper. I demand a recount. This is starting to sound like the hanging chad votting issue from a few years ago. Let's see, a whole 25 peple voted so far..... I guess everyone can just send their PA votes to Jake instead of using the voting page.... Thanks for Clearing that up Anthus, I was beginning to think we were going to have to reschedule our whole mini vacation to NC.
  10. yes that little wheelchair attribute is forgotten about a lot and misrepresented sometimes.
  11. We found one of those photos tb's of a Manassas Civil War coin and generic geocoin that we will be moving along.
  12. Wow those are gorgeous!!! There is another one to put on my to buy list.
  13. I had this posted under an old post but thought I would create a new post for it so that other cachers with disabilities might see it. I have been checking out the handicaching site but I was unable to find any local caches that were "handicapped/wheelchair accessible". At least the ones I've bookmarked to do at a future date. I really would like to see the handicaching site list the caches they have rated listed by state instead of having to type in the navi #. If anyone knows of any wheelchair accessible caches in Hampton Road Va area or anywhere for that matter please put them in this post. I know that when I look at a cache the first thing I look for is the little handicapped symbol on the cache page but sometimes even when it does have that symbol it still is not what I consider wheelchair accessible because there is a curb to get to an LPC or some other obstacle in the way of a cache. The one's that I have found that I liked are: GCX5VQ - Noble Steed - very creative - One of My Favorites GCF35A - To Bind Up The Nation's Wound's - virtual GCQN39 - I Like Mine With Lettuce and Tomato... - micro GCA24E - 90th PA Infantry - virtual GCKA5M - Unsettled Spirit - virtual GC400F - Phoca Vitulina - virtual GCJAQH - Love Letter - micro GCHQF6 - Blue Light Special - Very Creative - One of My Favorites Out of the over 50 caches that we have found these are the only ones that if I were by myself and Chip was not with me, I could get. I realize that this sport was mainly designed for caches to be hidden in parks and places that are not usually handcapped friendly but it is nice to be able to get a few caches on my own and feel a sense of accomplishment. I think if everyone who hides caches would place at least 1 accessible cache out of every 10 placed then it would open this sport to a much wider range of participants. I plan to post more caches here that I find to be handicapped/wheelchair friendly and I encourage anyone else to do the same no matter where you live so that other "handicachers" can seek out these caches. And just FYI we have a new geonickel coming soon and if you do create an accessible cache that it will fit in then you just might receive one in it. Hopefully one day in the near future it or something like it will turn into a coin and might find it's way into an accessible cache. Here is a pic: Thank you http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee41/No...a/geonickle.jpg
  14. I was googling handicapped caches and found this old post. I have been checking out the handicaching site but I was unable to find any local caches that were "handicapped/wheelchair accessible". At least the ones I've bookmarked to do at a future date. I really would like to see the handicaching site list the caches they have rated listed by state instead of having to type in the navi #. If anyone knows of any wheelchair accessible caches in Hampton Road Va area or anywhere for that matter. I know that when I look at a cache the first thing I look for is the little handicapped symbol on the cache page but sometimes even when it does have that symbol it still is not what I consider wheelchair accessible because there is a curb to get to an LPC or another. The one's that I have found that I liked are: GCX5VQ - Noble Steed - very creative - One of My Favorites GCF35A - To Bind Up The Nation's Wound's - virtual GCQN39 - I Like Mine With Lettuce and Tomato... - micro GCA24E - 90th PA Infantry - virtual GCKA5M - Unsettled Spirit - virtual GC400F - Phoca Vitulina - virtual GCJAQH - Love Letter - micro GCHQF6 - Blue Light Special - Very Creative - One of My Favorites Out of the over 50 caches that we have found these are the only ones that if I were by myself and Chip was not with me, I could get. I realize that this sport was mainly designed for caches to be hidden in parks and places that are not usually handcapped friendly but it is nice to be able to get a few caches on my own and feel a sense of accomplishment. I think if everyone who hides caches would place at least 1 accessible cache out of every 10 placed then it would open this sport to a much wider range of participants. I plan to post more caches here that I find to be handicapped/wheelchair friendly and I encourage anyone else to do the same no matter where you live so that other "handicachers" can seek out these caches. And just FYI we have a new geonickel coming soon and if you do create an accessible cache that it will fit in then you just might receive one in it. Here is a pic: Thank you
  15. Thanks so much but I don't see PA the list which is the one we are planning to attend?
  16. You might want to make up samples of the kinds of caches you can find? A tuppaware container covered in camo tape, a film canister, some kind of nano cache, a picture of what a virtual cache is?
  17. I started out printing all the caches we wanted to do but what I do now is copy the title, coordinates and any info about the cache I need to know and paste it onto a separate paper in my print shop program and then print it out. I can get about 8 to 10 caches on one page and then I cross them out and date it on the sheet when we find it.
  18. I think it is a great idea. I wonder if I sent an email to Outdoor World/ Bass Pro Shop if they would advertise geocaching.com to help their sales in gps receiver? If they did, maybe they would become a sponsor for event them and provide supplies for events?
  19. We have a Garmin nuvi 350 and we use it for caching all the time. Granted we don't go caching a whole lot but it works great for us. It's kind of like an all in one. I like putting in in the driving mode to get to the area and then putting it into the pedestrian mode to find the cache. We do keep an older regular gps in the car as a back up but we had not had to use it since we got this new one a few months ago. I have not dowloaded anything into it though, I usually input manually.
  20. That can be fun. With the new update to the listing guidelines, those sorts of caches need to be set as a mystery/puzzle type, specifically so people know there's an extra requirement to logging them. Here in the forums, they're called "ALR" for "Additional Logging Requirement". Thanks I didn't know that, I'll keep that in mind when I put them out.
  21. Congrats, we are on our way there too, we made it past 50.
  22. I've decided to start this thread and see how it goes? This thread is designed for those cachers (mainly female) who do not feel safe caching alone and would like to meet a fellow geocacher who would like to go geocaching with them. The way it would work is a person would post on here: When they are available to go geocaching (time, date, how long you will be able to go caching) Leave a request for someone to contact them through gc.com Make an arrangement to meet the other cacher(s) in a public place (like a coffee shop) so they can meet and get to know each other. (Make sure you tell someone at home who you are meeting to go geocaching with and in what area.) And then go caching together. Let me know if you like this idea and what other suggestions you might have.
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