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GeoKs

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  1. There's one firefighting coin still available for sale at Coins and Pins. Visit http://www.coinsandpins.com/product_info.p...products_id=260
  2. Not many new coin designs have tempted me lately, but these definitely caught my attention. I'd love to buy a set (or two) when they're out.
  3. We arrived home from our Spring Break vacation a few minutes before midnight on Saturday. When I finally finished a bunch of necessary chores (unpacking, grocery shopping, doing the laundry, clearing the snow & ice from the neighbour's driveway, etc.) I wandered down to the mailbox to discover that my incoming birthday mission was sitting there! It was perfect timing, since it was my actual birthday. Here's a picture of the package contents, all wrapped up in pretty green (springlike) paper... And here's everything after I unwrapped it... THANK YOU Anette (Mufflon), for all the birthday presents! All three geocoins are new to me: Golden Horns, the Blue Swedes jukebox featuring "Satellit" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and a Mufflon GeoGuitar. Out of the many other goodies my favourites are the pathtag, the handful of "I Love Geocaching" pencils and (of course), the Lego set! The Lego set (#8397) came with the following insert: "This Lego-box is labeled "Priates". It's a mistake of course. The Lego-man is a Geocacher out camping and caching. But as all cachers know, we are sometimes mistaken for other types of people by the mugglers of the world: intruders, pirates or just very strange behaving humans, when all we want is to find our treasures. Well, we might have that in common with the pirates..." I thought this was very creative (something I've learned is a common trait among geocachers). So thanks again to Anette for all of the wonderful birthday goodies. And thanks also to Bernice, for running mission control for March and April. Mrs. GeoKs' birthday mission is now complete, as Simon's mom posted back in March that his package has arrived.
  4. Hi everybody - we received our package from The Fossillady today. That was the last incoming. Just checked and it appears all outgoing have safely arrived at their destinations, as well. So that's it for us 'til next time!!
  5. Things are winding down for us, with confirmation that one package was received in Sweden and one package arriving here in the mail yesterday. Thanks PSU Fan. Packages went into the Canada Post system on Monday (Feb 16) to AVROAIR (1), THE MOOP ALONG (1), E&CPlus3 (3 line numbers = 5 geocoins), ZARYA (1), CROWESFEAT30 (1), DRJEEPSTR (1), 2GOLFERS (2), JACKALGIRL (1), GRODAN (1) and FSCOUT (1). I haven't yet seen confirmation of arrival on the remaining two. We're receiving from FOSSILLADY, E&CPlus3 (2 - arrived Feb 19), Zarya (arrived Feb 26), PSU Fan (arrived Mar9), ATLANTAGAL (5 - arrived Mar 2), DRESSELDRAGONS (2 - arrived Mar 2), MODELCITIZEN (arrived Mar 2, along with a very nice sig card and toy parachutist). I saw a post that the one from FOSSILLADY was sent last week, so it'll likely arrive late next week.
  6. Hi GW - glad to have a number to call. All my e-mails to the fellow I was told was drafting this policy have gone unanswered. I'll call tomorrow or Weds, depending on schedule. Thanks for joining the effort to preserve the ability to geocache in Alberta's Provincial Parks.
  7. Email sent - Feb 05 Name received - Feb 20 Mission sent - Mar 05 APOLOGIES in advance...this one's probably going to arrive a little late, but I couldn't bring myself to fork over $48 to send via air mail! The recipient's birthday is still 3 weeks away, but packages from Canada to Europe often take longer than that. Mission received - (not expected for a month or so)
  8. I've enjoyed watching all the posts in this thread. It was pretty slow here last week, with only 2 of 7 packages arriving before the postman enjoyed his weekend off, but there were quite a few envelopes in the mailbox this afternoon... Packages went into the Canada Post system on Monday (Feb 16) to AVROAIR (1), THE MOOP ALONG (1), E&CPlus3 (3 line numbers = 5 geocoins), ZARYA (1), CROWESFEAT30 (1), DRJEEPSTR (1), 2GOLFERS (2), JACKALGIRL (1), GRODAN (1) and FSCOUT (1). I haven't yet seen confirmation of arrival on the remaining four. We're receiving from FOSSILLADY, E&CPlus3 (2 - arrived Feb 19), Zarya (arrived Feb 26), PSU Fan, ATLANTAGAL (5 - arrived Mar 2), DRESSELDRAGONS (2 - arrived Mar 2), MODELCITIZEN (arrived Mar 2, along with a very nice sig card and toy parachutist). I'll try to link a picture into this post (it also includes a couple other trades)...
  9. 1. Participating 01/23/2009 2. Received Name 01/26/2009 3. Mission Complete 02/03/2009 via airmail to ensure the package arrives on time; the recipient's seeking list was very helpful 4. Cupid Arrived! A very thick bubble mailer arrived today, much too big to be a 4th International Math Trade geocoin... I waited a couple hours to open it, as I was at the kids' school for a while right after I picked up the mail. It was worth the wait, as inside there were THREE geoins from my seeking list, along with a box of tasty chocolates (not in photograph as they're already gone!) and some Valentine-coloured gel clings. Thanks VERY much to Sarah (Crowesfeat30) for the wonderful Valentine's Day presents.
  10. I'm a little slow to post in this thread BUT I have been in touch via e-mail with the 10 people I send to. Packages went into the Canada Post system on Monday (Feb 16) to AVROAIR (1), THE MOOP ALONG (1), E&CPlus3 (3 line numbers = 5 geocoins), ZARYA (1), CROWESFEAT30 (1), DRJEEPSTR (1), 2GOLFERS (2), JACKALGIRL (1), GRODAN (1) and FSCOUT (1). I don't think any of these have arrived at their destinations yet, but I'll keep an eye on this thread for news of successful delivery. We're receiving from FOSSILLADY, E&CPlus3 (2 - arrived Feb 19), Zarya, PSU Fan, ATLANTAGAL (5), DRESSELDRAGONS (2), MODELCITIZEN. It's good to see so many parcels reaching their destinations...I wonder how long it will take for the last one to arrive?
  11. You all seem to have better luck than I do...I am told different requirements by every postal outlet I visit - use the green form, use the white form, it's just an O/S letter - no form required!! ARGHHH! And even at the same postal outlet, it depends which clerk serves me. In your experience, is there a definitive rule as to which form to use to mail coins to the US / International?
  12. Everything looks good here - even got a NP coin, which I really wanted . Next step is you pack up all your coins and mail them off. Hopefully most participants are in the geocoin address google doc, so you can get mailing info there. If not, last year I sent e-mails via the gc profiles. I should have time to get everything packaged up today and then to the post office on Tuesday (it's a holiday in Alberta tomorrow). Thanks again, Chuck, for organizing this. Looks like I'll be sending 3 more of our Highwood Pass geocoins your way...I hope that means you liked the one I sent when we traded coins back in November! And thanks to ALL the participants, for ALL the geocoins you entered into the Math Trade - biggest one yet.
  13. Mrs. GeoK is another participant for the March / April mission. Thanks to gardengorilla for coordinating. Adult Mission Email sent - about a week ago (didn't post 'cause I was waiting to see if oldest GeoKid also wanted to participate) Name received Mission sent Mission received
  14. Nice job - my favourite of these versions is the 2-tone. Would like to add at least one to my ever-growing collection. Will they be for sale only, or will you consider trades?
  15. Just sent of our trading lists...I can't believe how much longer this round took compared to round 3, mostly because there are so many more geocoins in the pool. A quick thanks to everyone who's participating and for all the great coins you've added to the pot. And a HUGE thanks to Chuck for coordinating this round of the International Math Trade. IMO, it's gone very smoothly so far. Now, off to rest my eyes and wait for the results...
  16. 1. Participating 01/23/2009 2. Received Name 01/26/2009 3. Mission Complete 02/03/2009 via airmail to ensure the package arrives on time; the recipient's seeking list was very helpful 4. Cupid Arrived!
  17. No regrouping; tried to think it through in the submission phase this round. Looking forward to the next phase!
  18. I think I can help out with one of your original choices...you've got e-mail!
  19. 1. Participating 01/23/2009 2. Received Name 01/26/2009 3. Mission Complete 4. Cupid Arrived!
  20. Congratulations on the success of your coin. We sent an email a few weeks back re: a possible swap, so please keep us in mind if you end up with a couple left over.
  21. Thank you for organizing this mission!! 1. Participating 01/23/2009 2. Received Name 3. Mission Complete 4. Cupid Arrived! GeoKs Link to seeking list is on our gc profile page and is pretty much up to date but for some brand new coins available at the online stores.
  22. Finally had a chance to submit our list of participating coins...what a huge list already!
  23. Short answer is yes. We've only participated in one international math trade so far, but in our limited experience, depending on the how much you want each of coins submitted, you need to spend some thinking time... The regrouping phase - if you see someone's listed a coin (or set of coins) that you REALLY want and you're willing to trade multiple coins for it (them), you will strategically group (some) of your coins so that you're positioned to make a really "sweet" offer for something high on your want list. The want list phase - when it's time for this phase, read the instructions through about 4 times...that way you won't end up with multiple copies of the same coin (unless that's what you want) and you may be able to position your "regrouped" coins to be more likely to be matched to coins that are high on your want list. We printed lists off a few different times, so ended up using a fair bit of paper last time. This time, we'll wait until the phases are closed before printing off and analyzing all the participating coins. Bottom line is that it was a little hectic during the regrouping and want list submission phases, but we had a LOT of fun with it. Last go around we submitted 30 coins, of which 24 traded via 18 trades mailed to 14 different participants in Canada, the U.S., Australia and Europe. Needless-to-say, our request to participate was just e-mailed!
  24. Thanks - just used the shorthand in our most recent geocaching blog entry. Very handy.
  25. They look great...remind me of paintings by Ted Harrison. We just ordered a couple sets.
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