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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Letterboxing...

So, I had my first introduction to letterboxing thanks to Katrine over at Squibs and Crackers. It is really fun! You can learn more about it at www.letterboxing.org
Josh and I decided to try it out and did our first hike today. Basically, what it is it a treasure hunt. People have posted online directions to find a "letterbox." You take the directions, a pad, and a personal stamp and set out to find the box using the directions. The one we did today was about a 1.5 mile round trip hike, mostly on a paved path. The box was hidden in a pile of rocks. It was fun, and we enjoyed the walk with something to look forward to at the end. we stamped our books with the stamp in the box, then added our stamp to the book in the box.
You should try it! There are letterboxes all over!

4 comments:

ChristyLove said...

Geo caching? Or is it the letterboxing (I can only go to certain sites at work)? I've always wanted to do that! Yay for being active. Y'all should come down here and we'll take you to our favorite trails!! =)

I miss you guys already.

Katrine said...

How cool is that? I'm glad you had fun!

Nanee Plainy said...

Definitely sounds similar to geo caching, except without a gps unit. Sounds look fun! Maybe we could go with you guys sometime.

RockinMom said...

Ooh this looks like SO much fun!I have been trying to find fun new things to do as a family.
We are totally going to do this.
Thanks for sharing.