Monday, November 14, 2011
first post I wrote on this blog in November 2008 was about our first letterboxing adventure. Since then we'd found about 20 boxes, but we hadn't hunted for any for the past year and a half. Looking over all the neat stamps in our log book revived N.'s interest in the activity, so we set out on a gorgeous Saturday morning to search in a lovely park. What I especially appreciate about letterboxing is the combination of purpose and wandering that it offers. On this outing we only found two of the five stamps we were looking for, but we had a wonderful time exploring the park, kicking through the fallen leaves, and soaking up the autumn sun.
Bonus reading: Atlasquest, where we find our clues. Letterboxing North America (lots of information, although the clues at this site seem less up-to-date). The Smithsonian article that is said to have introduced letterboxing to Americans.