Friday, April 27, 2007

Arghh! Arghh! Arghh!

A vast me hearties! ‘Tis but a smidge over a week ‘til the gatherin’ of this motley crew of letterboxers. As it ‘tis, I be needin’ a few of yuz to bring aboard a few bits n’ pieces of this its and that’s its. If’n ‘ya can bring a this or a that, post a comment below deck.

A rough guess is we’ll be feeding 25 on Saturday night. I’m in hopes that folks will look at the list and bring a few items form it. Don’t feel like you need to bring 14 peppers. If a few bring two or three it will all add up the same.

-Large skillets (3)
-Fajita Flour Tortillas (50-60?)
-Tortilla Chips (3 bags or so)
-Peppers; Red, Green, Yellow (14)
-Red Onions (7)
-Salsa (3 jars or a big old bucket if its homemade)
-Sour cream (3 tubs)
-Good old Coleman lantern

OneMeanGreenBean has already committed to bringing her famous guacamole and someone else (sorry, I forget who) is bringing a Tortilla soup/dip, which sounds like a meal unto itself. If anyone else wants to contribute a side dish or desert, please feel free, though remember, no nuts.

Drinks are bring your own as are plates, cups and utensils.

Regarding where to meet on Saturday morning, click HERE for a small map of the park. Notice down low, near I-70 is a picnic shelter? That's where we'll meet. It is the only big shelter in the bottom. Again, I've reserved the shelter but have not told the park exactly what we're up to so please be discreet (read 'Don't ask the park staff where the Letterboxing party is'.).

Argh! One more item. Along with the other reading you’ve done, browse through ‘How I Became a Pirate’ by Melinda Long and David Shannon. Any bookstore should have it in their children’s section.

Feel free to post questions and comments.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Arrrrgh ye ready?
7-Day Forecast for Latitude 38.95N and Longitude -91.93W (Elev. 820 ft)

I am getting ready and getting more excited as our gathering date draws near. I have posted a link to the 7 day forcast for the site. I am watching it with an anxious eye. I imagine all this rain and warm weather will explode the growth in the woods. Be sure to pack bug/tick repellant. The ticks seem to be kind of thick this year. Either that or they just like me!
I know that Lnd-Crzr has planned some fun things. Do you have your entry ready for the contest? Just one short week to finish your entry. Just to remind you the contest involves creating a way to identify your logbook as yours. The books will be laid flat on the table for us to exchange stamps. The cover of your book will not be visible. Your identifier will be next to your book. If you need more details see the gathering post below for more info.
I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces. I am also excited about putting faces to trail names and making some new friends!
Food, Folks, Fun and Fajitas. See you there!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Spring Gathering Clue

Thanks to Perdu's post, I recalled that I owe some of you a picture regarding a certain book which you should read before the gathering. Of course it is not required, though it will make your day much easier and meaningful.

If you're needing a bit more help to go on, the illustrator for this book is one of my favorites and his last name is shown below in the form of an anagram. Unscramble it if you need to.