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I received my package in the mail on Friday. Not sure if I should open it since I haven't sent mine yet (still waiting for a few more things to arrive) but heck the suspense killed me and I opened it.

 

Bob was my sender and he did some research!

 

Thanks must also go to my "helper" - you know who you are!!! :blink:

 

Bob :blink:

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Participating - Yes

Name Received - Yes and research complete

Sent - All packed and ready to go in the mail tomorrow morning

Received - Not yet

 

Talk about coals to Newcastle

 

That's an English expression, explained here:-

 

Newcastle on Tyne in England was a well known coal mining area and the UK's first coal exporting port. Taking coal there was an archetypally pointless activity. Other countries have similar phrases; in German it's 'taking owls to Athens' (the inhabitants of Athens already having sufficient wisdom). 'Selling snow to Eskimos', which in many people's understanding is also the same, has a different connotation. That refers to something which is difficult to achieve - requiring of superb sales skills.

 

Despite the name of the city, Newcastle's castle keep is almost a thousand years old - having replaced an earlier castle in 1178. The association of the city with coal and the phrase itself are also old. In 1606, Thomas Heywood in 'If you know not me, you know no bodie: or, the troubles of Queene Elizabeth' wrote:

 

"As common as coales from Newcastle."

 

The explicit link with pointlessness came soon afterwards, in Thomas Fuller's The history of the worthies of England, 1661:

 

"To carry Coals to Newcastle, that is to do what was done before; or to busy one's self in a needless imployment."

 

However - respect to the mission - it was fun to do the research and the shopping, so I'm not saying it is pointless at all - the expression just came to mind as I was packaging everything up - and thought I would post an explanation for the saying.

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i`m sorry but mine mission is late to... :)

ìt`s almost ready i`m just waiting for one thing and when i have it that package will be send.. :laughing:

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Count us in! :laughing:

 

Mrs. usyoopers

 

email sent- YES!! 5-26

name received- Got it 6-1...now to research...still working on this one

mission sent-

mission received-

 

the other yooper

 

email sent- YES! 5-26

name received- Got it 6-1....researching

mission sent- 6-16 ..... We think we were creative, hope you like it!

mission received-

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OK, the thing I was waiting for arrived today, and now I can pack my mission and send it out. Not sure about it anymore, but not sure what to send instead of it :)

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My Mission came in today Thank you southpawaz Everything was beautiful

 

The postcards were stunning

 

Got me my firstGeoJellies Big Bean Series :)

And my first Tadpole379 2008 :D

 

Feather

Steel cactus magnet

Canadian Hockey Puck

And Coyote Wolf that's sitting on a rock

 

 

Pic to follow when my batteries charge :)

 

Thank you again southpawaz :D

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Part of the ingredients of mine arrived today - working on a bit more and it will be in the mail.

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email sent- Yes

name received- Yes

mission sent-Yes, June 18th

mission received-

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Ok, I found some things for my missions. Two are ordered and hopefully I will have them in a few days or so. The others are sitting in a bag waiting to be packaged up. Coins have been selected and as soon as what I ordered comes I will package everything up & send them off. :D

 

CF30

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My mission went out yesterday - this was much harder than the previous souvenir mission, but I learned a bit about the cacher and area they live in. It took awhile to get this one together - the coins were the easy part!

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I am so glad to see that others are still working on their mission also. I am waiting for things to arrive in the mail and, frankly, for a weird miracle to happen. Hopefully I will be able to package everything up with the next week and get it in the mail !

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My grodans mission is put together, I found alot of goodies to relate with. Now I just have to get my lazy body to the shop and buy a bigger green bag to send, it wouldn´t fit in the one I got from the beginning :D

 

For fiabus mission I still want to find some more/better things but I´m working on it and have some ideas so please be patient.

 

grodan Karin

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1. E-mail sent - Yes 23/05/08

2. Name received - Yes 01/06/08

3. Mission sent - Yes 18/06/08

4. Mission received -

 

Posted it off yesterday afternoon, so it's now making it's way "across the pond".....hope it doesn't take to long to get there. :D

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Finally got our mission packaged up and ready to go. Hopefully it will get in the mail tomorrow if we don't get too busy. I'll post once it is sent.

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Count us in! :(

 

Mrs. usyoopers

 

email sent- YES!! 5-26

name received- Got it 6-1...now to research...still working on this one

mission sent- In the mail this morning 6-19....hope you like it!

mission received-

 

the other yooper

 

email sent- YES! 5-26

name received- Got it 6-1....researching

mission sent- 6-16 ..... We think we were creative, hope you like it!

mission received-

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Finally got our mission packaged up and ready to go. Hopefully it will get in the mail tomorrow if we don't get too busy. I'll post once it is sent.

 

Me too. Finally got that larger bag to pack it all up in. :( It got big.

Hope you like it.

 

grodan karin

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I am so glad to see that others are still working on their mission also. I am waiting for things to arrive in the mail and, frankly, for a weird miracle to happen. Hopefully I will be able to package everything up with the next week and get it in the mail !

 

I hear ya! This has been a tough one to come up with ideas. Just trying to finalize my goodies to mail. The geocoin was the easiest part of this one LOL.

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I went to 10 stores looking for one particular item to include in the package we're sending out, but it's the wrong time of year so I finally had to get really creative to locate that item. I echo earlier comments - this has been a tough one. I used google, Wikipedia and even signed out a NZ guidebook from the library in order to research this one. Anyhow, the package is finally put together and will be in the mail tomorrow. Hope the sled dogs are ready to mush!!

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Flipper's finally got the package out in the post today as well. It's been a bit hard with a broken foot, I just hope our receiver will be happy with our offering. Tried to connect the 2 places, not sure how well we did. But it's now on the way.

Cheers

Gayle & Mark

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1. Email sent - check

 

2. Name received - check

 

3. Mission sent - check - FINALLY this morning - all the way to South Australia. It was hard to find something we liked that had anything to do with S. Australia. Finally got the decent idea through this forum to go EBay route and had to wait for the ordered product. I wish I could of done better, but I didn't want my mission person to have to wait any longer!

 

4. Mission arrived -

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WOW, Horn Hunters, sounds like you might have sent a package our way. I think we are the only South Aussie's playing in this mission. We were trying to connect our place to where we were sending, it was a lot harder than we thought, which is why we did a joint one this time and not 1 each :blink: With Gayle having a broken foot, it certainly was a lot harder. So hopefully our parcel arrives in Florida, and makes some sence, but probably won't :unsure: it was fun any way, and in a way we learned a little bit more about a place we knew nothing about!!

ps we also made episode 30 of the geotalk pod cast this week too :ph34r:

cheers from the Flipper's

Gayle & Mark

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WOW, Horn Hunters, sounds like you might have sent a package our way. I think we are the only South Aussie's playing in this mission. We were trying to connect our place to where we were sending, it was a lot harder than we thought, which is why we did a joint one this time and not 1 each :blink: With Gayle having a broken foot, it certainly was a lot harder. So hopefully our parcel arrives in Florida, and makes some sence, but probably won't :unsure: it was fun any way, and in a way we learned a little bit more about a place we knew nothing about!!

ps we also made episode 30 of the geotalk pod cast this week too :ph34r:

cheers from the Flipper's

Gayle & Mark

 

You are correct. :blink: When you get your package I bet you'll have a good laugh because, while I've never been anywhere near Australia or even your hemisphere, I bet the item we sent you is available in every little dorky tourist shop in Australia. But hey! Its not a kangaroo, we at least tried! I really wanted to go with a wombat theme, but the best I could find were plush wombats and those suckers are $ especially when all the ones I could find on ebay were being shipped from Australia! I really liked those wombats. I debated having something shipped straight to you (if it was coming from there anyway) but darn I wanted to see it! What would be the point of learning something about the outback if I couldn't even see the item I'm sending?!? Anyway, what I lacked in Aussie content, I tried to make up for in geocoinage.

 

I also took the liberty of sending you an extra coin with a little note asking if you could release it to the wild for me. At your complete leisure of course. No rush. Hope you don't mind. Wait for the foot to mend! Hope it heals soon.

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Finally the last item arrived. So I will send out my mission later today.

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1. email sent - yes, May 24

2. name recieved - yes, June 1st - research has begun!

3. mission sent - Finally on June 20th....agreed this was difficult but fun learning about a new area. I hope the receiver of my mission enjoys it!

4. mission arrived -

 

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We finally received the last items today, will put package together tomorrow and mail on Monday, was a little difficult, and we hope our person likes our package. We learned more about the mission place in the last weeks than I know about my state, LOL.

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Valarie aka sweetlife

1. email sent - yes, may 23

2. name recieved - yes, 5-31-08

3. mission sent - Sending out Monday morning

4. mission arrived -

 

Barry aka sweetlife

1. email sent - yes, may 23

2. name recieved - yes, 5-31-08

3. mission sent - Sending out Monday Morning

4. mission arrived -

 

 

 

It is been awhile since we been in a mission. This was a very tough mission. Hope who gets ours likes what we came up with.

 

Barry and Valarie

 

sweetlife

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grodan

reverse souvenirmission

 

1. email sent - yes, may 23

2. name recieved - yes, june 01

3. mission sent - yes, june 22, finally

4. mission arrived -

 

fiabus

reverse souvenirmission

 

1. email sent - yes, may 23

2. name recieved - yes, june 01

3. mission sent - soon still finding things

4. mission arrived -

 

Hard but fun!

 

grodan Karin

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This was really tough. I did a mixture of things and I hope my recipient does not mind. I found a couple of things relating to where they live, I added a couple of things from where I live and I added a couple of things just for fun. Phewwww! I hope my recipient enjoys all if it. :P

 

1. email sent - yes

2. name recieved - yes

3. mission sent - today, June 23

4. mission arrived -

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WOW! I don't know what to say other than WOW! I received my reverse mission today. Thanks so much bluemotmot!! Thank you so much!! I will leave you all in suspense until I take photos tomorrow. :D:D

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email sent- YES

name received- YES

mission sent- YES on it's way across the Atlantic

mission received - NOT YET

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OH MY GOODNESS!

 

Six Little Spookies went overboard on my package! I was speechless!!! But only for a bit :D:D

 

Wow! The postage cost almost $28 :DB):D

 

There was almost one kilo (about 2 pounds) of chocolate in there! :D:D:D:D:D

 

I am in awe of the work that went into this package! Absolutely amazing is what you are Steve!

 

* We got M&M's (two HUGE bags of peanut M&M's YUM!) and a block of Cadbury chocolate because we have a Cadbury Factory here. :D

 

* Pirate stuff - dubloons and other assorted treasure in a pirate cup because of our piratey/convicty heritage :D

 

* A Race car which Piglet immediately filched as we have a yearly event here called Targa Tasmania B)

 

* A cute stuffed Penguin which Piglet also immediately nabbed and tucked under his arm as we are attempting to be known as the International Gateway to the Antarctic :D

 

* Coinage - a Six Little Spookies sig item - an Australian Penny! :D

- two pins from Oakcoins :D

- Caching in a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe coin - very appropriate! I love it! :D

 

And a great letter explaining the significance of everything. Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!!!!!!!

 

What a fantastic, wonderful surprise! :D

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Oh yes, and also an apology - I have injured my neck and shoulder so I have been running about seeing doctors and specialists and physios and trying to get forms filled out for work...so my missions have been delayed. I will post both of mine tomorrow. So sorry to be a slacko :D

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email sent- YES

name received- YES

mission sent- YES on it's way across the Atlantic

mission received - NOT YET

 

I am just back from the post office. I am still not sure about the thing I sent, but couldn't find something better... :)

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The things I ordered came in today. I think they are perfect. I hope the people I send them to think so too. :D I'll be packing them up tonight and sending them off tomorrow! Whoo hooo! :)

 

CF30

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Nochipra - you sure know how to please my kids

Daniel loves the frog and the cockroach - he is sat here on the floor singing to the frog!!!!

 

jack has yet to see as he is out mind you if dan has his way he'll get nothing :D

 

Loved the Titanic coin as we were at the Titanic exhibition the week before last in Liverpool, from where she sailed

 

Also loved the e mail with the links etc.Glad you enjoyed the mission I have learnt so much about other places and people

 

Still havent sorted uploading pictures so will list what we got

 

Joke Cockroach - Dan's Favourite

Squiggy Frog

HSM hand sanitisers - all boys need that - especially Jack :)

loads of bazooka - not seen that for 40 years - when I was a kid there was a lot of US bases round greenham common and you'd get this type of bubblegum back then.

Lots of postcards and info

Key ring

compressed flannel

Magnet (Mind you it mentioned Portsmouth - my soccer team's(Southampton) dread enemy also known as the Skates grrr :D )

Accessible pin

Oaks Buck

Titanic coin

 

A great package

 

Thanks

 

Bob

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Nochipra - you sure know how to please my kids

Daniel loves the frog and the cockroach - he is sat here on the floor singing to the frog!!!!

 

jack has yet to see as he is out mind you if dan has his way he'll get nothing :D

 

Loved the Titanic coin as we were at the Titanic exhibition the week before last in Liverpool, from where she sailed

 

Also loved the e mail with the links etc.Glad you enjoyed the mission I have learnt so much about other places and people

 

Still havent sorted uploading pictures so will list what we got

 

Joke Cockroach - Dan's Favourite

Squiggy Frog

HSM hand sanitisers - all boys need that - especially Jack :)

loads of bazooka - not seen that for 40 years - when I was a kid there was a lot of US bases round greenham common and you'd get this type of bubblegum back then.

Lots of postcards and info

Key ring

compressed flannel

Magnet (Mind you it mentioned Portsmouth - my soccer team's(Southampton) dread enemy also known as the Skates grrr :D )

Accessible pin

Oaks Buck

Titanic coin

 

A great package

 

Thanks

 

Bob

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As promised here is a photo of my reverse souvenir mission that I received. I can't say thanks enough!! Pincourt is a little city west of the island of Montreal which is pretty hard to research. So bluemotmot got very creative and researched my last name (husband's last name :D ). Which is pretty funny because there are not a lot of Bechervaise's out there and one is related to PengoDaddy, distant cousin, named John Bechervaise. He was a famous explorer of Antarctica. He lived in Australia. bluemotmot discovered an island named after him and sent us penguin related stuff!! :):D Although our caching name is not based on him, I guess a love of penguins runs in the genes. LOL :D

 

We received a set of nesting penguins. I LOVE them!! I have never been able to find a set of penguins and we have a store in the local mall that sells the babushka dolls. They have so many different kinds, but never any penguins. I check every time we go. Plus we received a great story Mr. Popper's penguins. I will be reading that to Beky this week. :D Plus I received some awesome geocoins; GW6 Beaver Dude (such a cute coin!!), a set of Dorkfish tropical fish geocoins (WOW!) and a bluemotmot big bean!! My first big bean.

 

Thanks so much bluemotmot!! You really went above and beyond!!

 

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1. E-mail sent - Yes 23/05/08

2. Name received - Yes 01/06/08

3. Mission sent - Yes 18/06/08

4. Mission received -

 

Posted it off yesterday afternoon, so it's now making it's way "across the pond".....hope it doesn't take to long to get there. :)

 

Got my package yesterday! WOW! You guys must have put a lot of thought and time into it! I didn't even need the card! I knew why you sent each item as I opened them up! The packaging was beautiful, from the individualy wrapped presents to the casino themed confetti! It even had Lucy the Elephant! Very, very cool!!!! Thank you so much! Your research was fantastic! You find out a lot of information from so far away!

 

On my end, I am still waiting for the coin I ordered. But it should be here soon! Checking the mai lfor it now!

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Posted my mission off across the Pond on 10th June so hopefully it should land in mailbox in Missouri soon.

 

Today I received our own mission parcel from usyoopers - A very well thought out box of goodies - Thanks folks! Will be emailing you directly in a while...

 

MrsB :)

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I received my mission from Tooey today - awesome job researching Chico, CA. You may notice the nuts are not in the photo - I ate them!!!

 

Anyways, Chico is known for growing nuts - walnuts almonds etc - and our local geocaching group is NUTS, Northstate Unusual Treasure Seekers....and every year there is a huge yo-yo competition. A local store has the world's largest yo-yo - and no, it isn't me.....

 

And, thanks for the great coins, neither of which I had!!!

 

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GEO*Trailblazer 1

 

1.E-mail sent:YES 5-23-2008

2. Name received 6-1-2008

3. Mission sent 6-3-2008

4. Mission arrived -

 

TIGGR

 

1.E-mail sent:YES 5-23-2008

2. Name received 6-1-2008

3. Mission sent 6-3-2008

4. Mission arrived - 6-2?-2008

 

My part of the mission arrived last week but was slow on getting in and updating.

 

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Thank you Mrs. B. from Mrs. B.

This is also my first mission GEO* has been studying about the area and say's you have some neat runestones in Cornwall.

Probably go with that castle.

I will keep the golf course :) for a great surprise here it is great.

 

Yes Roaring River is the best trout fishing in the whole area and the flies will be used there for sure.

How did you know GEO* needed new shoe strings?

Those came in handy as well.

 

We both love the Cornwall Geocoin it is awesome.

 

You did a great job thank you for joining the mission.

 

Tiggr

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1. E-mail sent - Yes 23/05/08

2. Name received - Yes 01/06/08

3. Mission sent - Yes 18/06/08

4. Mission received -

 

Posted it off yesterday afternoon, so it's now making it's way "across the pond".....hope it doesn't take to long to get there. :ph34r:

 

Got my package yesterday! WOW! You guys must have put a lot of thought and time into it! I didn't even need the card! I knew why you sent each item as I opened them up! The packaging was beautiful, from the individualy wrapped presents to the casino themed confetti! It even had Lucy the Elephant! Very, very cool!!!! Thank you so much! Your research was fantastic! You find out a lot of information from so far away!

 

Great to know that it got there ok and more importantly, that you like it all lol!! Really enjoyed learning about Atlantic City and New Jersey......great fun!

 

Ali :lol:

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I'm back at square one again, something I had ordered for the mission got cancelled by the company - so I´ll have to figure out something else.

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A big thankyou to the Horn Hunters, our package arrived in OZ today, hmm... something we never had before, being from oz, we just never took to needing a Boomerang :D but it's great. The coins were extra cool as well, we'll have to hide the Guitar as a friend keeps eying off one we got in our other mission, I have fooled him by putting it in a mounting frame with a number of other coins to display them, I think this new one will go in the next display I make up. The coin of yours will start it's Aussie rocking journey on the weekend :D Again thanks, it was a fun mission to play, although I don't think we did too good, the broken foot got in the way.

cheers

Gayle & Mark

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1) e-mail send yep 24-05

2) name recieved yep 01-06

3) mission send yep 27-06

4) mission recieved ------ waiting patiently by the mail box :D

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