This blog chronicles my letterboxing adventures. It includes posts that share my travels that are letterboxing related, the letterboxes I have found and planted as well as the people I have met along the way. There are also photos included to help give a complete picture of the fun I had.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Santa Fe Trail

Yesterday I had a great day of letterboxing, but one box eluded me - SF Trail. A box left by artTrekker on her recent visit to New Mexico. The clues are vague to say the least - check them out if you don't believe me. Well I went to a couple of places that I thought might be the hiding spot. But after some diligent searching I came up empty handed. So I continued my search for other boxes and enjoyed the day yesterday. Last night I thought about the box, artTrekker and the clues but was still coming up empty handed. When I woke up this morning Thomas and I were trying to decide if we wanted to do anything today or just hang around the house and relax. I logged onto the internet to check and write emails and do a little net surfing - then WHAM!!!!! - it hit me - I knew exactly how to find that SF Trail box. So Thomas and I headed out with letterboxing gear in hand. We had a great day. We were near some places that we had wanted to visit but never made the time - so thanks to artTrekker we found a letterbox and made time to have a day of fun. I can't really tell you where we went because that would give away the hiding spot. I can tell you that it is worth it to find the box - a great stamp, clever hide and cryptic clues. So as Mark and Sue Pepe would say - Have fun and just get out there & box!!!

Friday, February 16, 2007

One Year Letterboxing Anniversary

One year ago today I found my very first letterbox - Santa Fe Trails Microbox. As soon as I found that first box I was hooked. To celebrate my one year letterboxing anniversary I decided to spend the day letterboxing. Thanks to artTrekker there were at least five boxes in Santa Fe that I could spend the day looking for. I started the day looking for Clay Menagerie (a four box series). I had a great morning driving around to places that I haven't been to in a while. I won't tell the details of where I went because the clues are vague and I wouldn't want to give anything away. I found all four boxes (and I was the first finder on all of them as well), and really enjoyed the carved images. After finding the boxes and enjoying some incredible things I headed to downtown Santa Fe for another box. Calavera! To find this box you had to take a short Day of the Dead quiz. It was fun learning about this celebration - I guess it's true that you learn something new everyday. Once you correctly answer all the questions you can figure out the clues and once you figure out all the clues you can find the box quickly. Since it was a quick find I decided to spend a little time wandering around the plaza. I really love hanging out downtown, it's such a relaxing and enjoyable time. So, I had a great day celebrating my letterboxing anniversary - today I raised my letterbox found count to 420. I really do love this hobby. It has taken me to places that I probably would have never been.I have some great memories and I am looking forward to creating more in the coming year.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Little Micro Meet in Santa Fe

Wednesday night a small group of boxers met at Maria's in Santa Fe to have a sort of Micro Meet. artTrekker was in Santa Fe visiting and we all wanted to get together, so we decided on dinner at a great local restaurant. I can't speak for everyone but I know I had a great time. Sharing stories and talking about letterboxing over margaritas was priceless. Unfortunately a few people had to leave before the cameras came out so we only got a few in the picture. From left to right . . . The Great Wuga Wuga, John, artTrekker, Astro D and lionsmane63. Others that attended were rubberpeace, Lovely Rita Meter Maid and Highwayman. ¡Bienvenidos! made its debut at the Micro Meet - remember if you are visiting Santa Fe get in touch with Astro D, rubberpeace or me to meet up and you can get the stamp image in your logbook.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Tucson Letterboxing Adventure

I am headed out to Arizona for the Tucson, Arizona Letterboxers Gathering. To read about the adventure click on the cactus. I will try and write at least a little something each night about the day's activities. I will return home on Monday and hopefully I can put a photo album together that day or on Tuesday. I did some letterboxing in Arizona this past November and found some great boxes - I look forward to more of the same on this trip.
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