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trying to find a way to make this work. It is gonna be around 300 each for tickets from Michigan. We have some family right in that area so it would be possible to work out the lodging. Now I just have to figure out how to sell it to the wife. Should I start out with hey do you want to go see your brother or hey do you want to go to a geocaching event :wub:

 

Also another thought with all the collectors vendors etc. I wonder how many geocoins will be in one place at one time? Would be kinda of fun to get people to log how many coins they brought when they sign in...

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I'd LOVE to go to this event but I don't have the $$ to go :):P:D:)

 

That's easily solved. Mint a personal coin and sell it between now and then!

 

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Who said it had to be a personal coin :) Mint anything trackable then sell 3 versions --- I hear they have a higher profit margin... :wub:

 

Anyone from Alabama or Florida going?

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Who said it had to be a personal coin :) Mint anything trackable then sell 3 versions --- I hear they have a higher profit margin... :wub:

 

Anyone from Alabama or Florida going?

 

No, no, no. It needs to be 5 versions so you have the regular, LE, XLE, XXLE and super-secret XXXLE. :D On topic: Still 95% sure about being there - just haven't nailed down that last 5% yet...

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Who said it had to be a personal coin :D Mint anything trackable then sell 3 versions --- I hear they have a higher profit margin... :wub:

 

Anyone from Alabama or Florida going?

 

No, no, no. It needs to be 5 versions so you have the regular, LE, XLE, XXLE and super-secret XXXLE. :P On topic: Still 95% sure about being there - just haven't nailed down that last 5% yet...

 

Waits to see preregistration form come in for "the precious" :)

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Heh, I have an extra ticket on Southwest Airlines. Now, if I can only think of a fair contest to give it away to someone.

 

Southwest flys into San Diego and just about every state in the lower 48.... Any suggestions???

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Heh, I have an extra ticket on Southwest Airlines. Now, if I can only think of a fair contest to give it away to someone.

 

Southwest flys into San Diego and just about every state in the lower 48.... Any suggestions???

 

Yeah...check the map and make sure it's a state not represented yet. :wub:

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How about a simple "Who is the most miles away from the event" contest, limited to those who haven't pre-registered?

 

Edit: Most miles away, that the ticket would still work for.

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Heh, I have an extra ticket on Southwest Airlines. Now, if I can only think of a fair contest to give it away to someone.

 

Southwest flys into San Diego and just about every state in the lower 48.... Any suggestions???

Just give it to me. That sounds fair!

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How about a simple "Who is the most miles away from the event" contest, limited to those who haven't pre-registered?

 

Edit: Most miles away, that the ticket would still work for.

 

2,483 Miles from home coord's but all ready pre-registered :wub: but think it's a great idea :)

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2,483 Miles from home coord's but all ready pre-registered :wub: but think it's a great idea :)

 

I figured you to be one of the farthest in US of those who have preregistered. It's 1861mi from my home coordinates :D

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Heh, I have an extra ticket on Southwest Airlines. Now, if I can only think of a fair contest to give it away to someone.

 

Southwest flys into San Diego and just about every state in the lower 48.... Any suggestions???

 

I will probably have one also, I have two buy one get one free certificates, I am using three spots, so I may have on opening. Only thing is it has to be out of Jackson, MS.

I will post more, my certificates are not good until 2007, so I have to wait to use them, when I find out the details.

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The furthest would most likely be someone in Maine.

 

You can always check http://gc.kls2.com/ to see your distance. Just put your airport codes in, for example, MIA - SAN would give you milage.

 

I have some ideas but want to confirm first.

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No, no, no. It needs to be 5 versions so you have the regular, LE, XLE, XXLE and super-secret XXXLE. :)

 

What about a "Help Avroair Get to Temecula Memorial/Roadtrip coin"? :wub:

 

W 2392.6mi --- close and I haven't pre-registered. :D

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Well we are crazy and we are DRIVING!! roadtrip.gif

 

With the 3 kids in the car!!! We are taking a week off to come. It is 2230.9 miles for us to drive.

 

What am I thinking.....:cry:

 

Wait I have the perfect plan, someone give me a airline ticket and I will make my husband and the kids drive :huh:

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Wait I have the perfect plan, someone give me a airline ticket and I will make my husband and the kids drive :cry:

 

Is it ok if I fly back there and make the drive out with him? :huh:

 

I've always wanted to take a cross country road trip, but my wife won't go for it...and this way, I only have to make the drive one-way! :wacko:

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Wait I have the perfect plan, someone give me a airline ticket and I will make my husband and the kids drive :huh:

 

Is it ok if I fly back there and make the drive out with him? :cry:

 

I've always wanted to take a cross country road trip, but my wife won't go for it...and this way, I only have to make the drive one-way! :cry:

 

Sure come on! I bet that he will be glad to get someone to help with the kids!! :huh::cry::wacko:

 

Actually it will be kinda cool to drive across and find caches in all those states along the way. In fact I think we will go one way and come home a different route just to grab more states and caches.

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Wait I have the perfect plan, someone give me a airline ticket and I will make my husband and the kids drive :huh:

 

Is it ok if I fly back there and make the drive out with him? :cry:

 

I've always wanted to take a cross country road trip, but my wife won't go for it...and this way, I only have to make the drive one-way! :cry:

 

Sure come on! I bet that he will be glad to get someone to help with the kids!! :huh::cry::wacko:

 

Actually it will be kinda cool to drive across and find caches in all those states along the way. In fact I think we will go one way and come home a different route just to grab more states and caches.

 

That sounds fun, except the kid part! LOL

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Well we are crazy and we are DRIVING!! roadtrip.gif

 

LMAO!!! I love that graphic...

 

I've always wanted to take a cross country road trip

 

It's the best way to add states to your cache list :huh:

But I think I will fly...

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Wait I have the perfect plan, someone give me a airline ticket and I will make my husband and the kids drive :huh:

 

Is it ok if I fly back there and make the drive out with him? :cry:

 

I've always wanted to take a cross country road trip, but my wife won't go for it...and this way, I only have to make the drive one-way! :cry:

 

Sure come on! I bet that he will be glad to get someone to help with the kids!! :huh::cry::wacko:

 

Actually it will be kinda cool to drive across and find caches in all those states along the way. In fact I think we will go one way and come home a different route just to grab more states and caches.

 

That sounds fun, except the kid part! LOL

 

Kids are no problem on road trips anymore...it's not like when we were kids.

 

Make sure you have a DVD player in the car, hook up their favorite video system, and you're good to go. It doesn't hurt to have an Ipod with you, since there will always be at least one unhappy with the movie or game choice! ;)

 

And make sure to make them get out and do all the caches with you. It will keep the blood flowing!

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118 Goodie Bags remain available.

 

Poker registration details updated on the website. It opens tonight approximately around 8 p.m. EST. Registration will be via a special email address posted on the poker page.

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Wahhhhh!sad-smiley-047[1].gif I REALLY wish we could be there. I've brought it up 2 times to the hubby, and the second time I got a really nasty look. Maybe Yime has room in that balloon of his...

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The furthest would most likely be someone in Maine.

 

You can always check http://gc.kls2.com/ to see your distance. Just put your airport codes in, for example, MIA - SAN would give you milage.

 

I have some ideas but want to confirm first.

 

I'm at 2512 miles going from Fairbanks to Palm Springs. Adding in the stop in Seattle makes it 2520 miles.

 

Boston to San Diego is close at 2588 miles. Portland, ME, to SAN is 2623 miles.

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The Geocoin Poker Challenge page has been up for over an hour and it hasn't been closed yet!!

If you haven't registered for the Geocoinfest Poker Challenge the page with the information you need to do so is at the geocoinfest.com website. Good luck.

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We registered and we have no idea even how to really play Texas Hold 'Em!!

 

I guess if we make it in the cut we will take a crash course in how to play! :rolleyes:

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It is a fairly straightforward game, if it is any help I can tell you that almost all the poker games you see on TV will be No Limit Texas Holdem and you can get a good idea about hand values by watching a show where a computer is analyzing the odds and those numbers are being displayed on the screen.

I hope I get to play even though I don't have a high expectation of winning as I don't really consider myself a lucky person and luck usually plays a large part in all games of chance.

 

Every person who gets to play will be a winner because I understand that every participant in the poker challenge will get a unique Geocoin. The Geocoin Poker Challenge is sponsored by the great people at The Geocoin Store and I think it is a really cool addition to the Geocoinfest, my wife and kids are definitely NOT interested though. :rolleyes:

 

I am getting excited about going for sure, we are looking forward to visiting California.

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Hello everyone,

I am admittedly new to geocaching, but what is the geocoin fest all about? Do you all buy/sell/trade coins? <_<:rolleyes:

 

Help a newbie out!

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Hello everyone,

I am admittedly new to geocaching, but what is the geocoin fest all about? Do you all buy/sell/trade coins? <_<:rolleyes:

 

Help a newbie out!

 

Check out www.geocoinfest.com

 

That should answer most of your questions.

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GeocoinFest 2007 will be the very first large scale Geocoin event cache. The day long event will include many activites related to geocoins, there will be many geocoin enthusiasts there from all over the world and many of the coin makers/coin suppliers will be there as well.

I suspect there will be a lot of coin trading going on and there will be many opportunities to trade, buy or sell geocoins. I also suspect that it will resemble a regular event cache in many ways with tons of Travel Bugs, lots of planned activities and many diversions throughout the day.

Events are just one aspect of geocaching and the GeocoinFest is a first for everyone so all I can offer is guesses, I am guessing it will be FUN (capitals used on purpose :rolleyes: )

 

The Event has it's own website The GeocoinFest 2007 Website and there is also a cache page for the event.

 

The nearby Temecula Valley Event Cache III is likely going to be a Mega Event cache this year so there is a great weekend planned and it really should be exciting.

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Where do we sign up for poker? I can't find it.

 

The info is just below Poker Challenge Registration

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15 spots plus wait list remain.

I had totally forgotten about it, I hope I made it on the list. :rolleyes:

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15 spots plus wait list remain.

I had totally forgotten about it, I hope I made it on the list. :rolleyes:

 

You did <_<

 

Am not quite awake yet, but it seems as if there are 10 regular spots still available.

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I don't think I'll be able to play :santa: Dern.

 

But, if I were playing, I'd be shining up three beauties for checkin time :mad:

 

Don't forget the qualifications for entry section . . . . I'm trying to be fair and make people "want" the entry coins.

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Any published list for the Poker Players yet? Sent in my request yesterday...

 

List is in the Geocoinfest forums and your name is on the list :santa:

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But, if I were playing, I'd be shining up three beauties for checkin time B)

 

Don't forget the qualifications for entry section . . . . I'm trying to be fair and make people "want" the entry coins.

 

I will start shining my entry coins they are one generic micro coin, a 2007 USA geocoin and an Appalachian Trail.

 

:mad::santa::P;)

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But, if I were playing, I'd be shining up three beauties for checkin time B)

 

Don't forget the qualifications for entry section . . . . I'm trying to be fair and make people "want" the entry coins.

 

I will start shining my entry coins they are one generic micro coin, a 2007 USA geocoin and an Appalachian Trail.

 

:mad::santa:B):P

 

I won't touch that with a 10ft. pole B) But, for everyone else that is subscribed to this topic, please refer to the creative post from POS as a great example of a NO-NO ;)

 

Nice one, BTW B)

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On the poker website it says that you will determine the value of the coins to buy in and that it can't be coins that have been sold or am I reading it wrong.

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On the poker website it says that you will determine the value of the coins to buy in and that it can't be coins that have been sold or am I reading it wrong.

 

No coins "currently available for sale" can be used.

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On the poker website it says that you will determine the value of the coins to buy in and that it can't be coins that have been sold or am I reading it wrong.

 

No coins "currently available for sale" can be used.

 

Example, say someone puts in a lacky coin, a mountainbike coin and a volunteer coin. How would that be fair if someone else puts in a current standard USA Geocoin, Generic Geocoin and FTF Coin. So the disclaimer is no coin currently available for sale or being sold at the time of the event.

 

TMA will accept or decline the coins for buy in based on the above and also in fairness to what other players have contributed.

 

Bottom line is any coin never sold would be fine and any "sold out" coin would be fine. And as TMA said, the idea is to make the "pot" valueable. In other words, something you would want to win :santa:

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