Monday, November 14, 2011

Letterboxing Redux

The very 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.


Mom and Kiddo said...

I was curious to know if there were any in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and there are! But some are reported missing, which I'm not surprised about. Thanks for linking up.

Fanny Harville said...

Yes, I imagine boxes don't last as long in such a well-used park!