6.20.2006

Letter Boxing

So I went letter boxing today, however, most of the day I called it "shadow boxing". I'm really not a wordsmith. Anyway, letter boxing has been around for about 150 years and started in England. If you go to letterboxing.org you can find clues to letter boxes that are hidden all over the U.S.

What is a letter box you might ask? Well it is a waterproof box that contains a ruber stamp and a notepad. You post clues on the internet and other people try to find it. When you go searching for a letter box, you need to bring a small notebook, a rubber stamp of your own, and a writing utensil. Once you follow the clues and find a box, you stamp your stamp in their book and their stamp in your book. You sign and date their notepad and tell where you are from. In your book you put the date and where you found their stamp.

I went today with our children's minister, Amy, and her girls. It was a lot of fun.
Let me know if you've heard of this or not. It is pretty cool.


Amy and I also made a cherry pie today. MMMM. It was good. While we were letter boxing we found a cherry tree. (At least we think they were cherries. If we all get sick and die you'll know that they were some other kind of berry.)

4 comments:

DaddyBert said...

Mom and I picked 10 quarts of cherries off our tree and we know they are cherries. NO time for letter boxing, but y'all have fun.

Robert said...

Oh yeah, letter boxing... it's all the rage here in Sanger.

Todd Wright said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WENT LETTER BOXING! I HEARD ABOUT THAT TWO YEARS AGO AND HAVE WANTED TO DO IT EVER SINCE!

Blake Stewart said...

I'm not cool enough to letterbox...