LETTERBOXING!

While my brother Jason was here, one of the things we did was go letterboxing. This was my first time. You may be wondering what that is. I was! Letterboxing is a “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. There are about 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and may contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox’s logbook . One problem for us…Grandma left our stamps home! OPPS! Oh well, it all worked out. We just wrote our first names, the date, and where we were from in the books. It was crazy to see where the others in the book had come from! Since we had smaller children (1 1/2 to 7 years) we added a special treat with each box we found. It was great fun. They are hidden all over in most cities and states. You should all give it a try sometime!

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