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.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Meeting a New Letterboxer

Today our letterboxing friend (Lisa of the Twinville Trekkers) was in Santa Fe to do a little letterboxing. She wasn't alone - she has corrupted her neighbor and brought her into this addictive pastime. So Lisa and Fantastyk Voyager spent a beautiful Sunday in the City Different finding all kinds of letterboxes. Astro D, rubberpeace and I had plans to meet up with them at 4:30pm for some coffee. But they were so wrapped up in finding letterboxes that we didn't see them until 5:30pm - oh, well.

I decided to go a little early and do a little walk around the Plaza and take some pictures. I also checked on a couple of my letterboxes. One is missing and I hope to have it replaced soon - I was a little upset about it because I thought it was hidden well - but I guess not. So after taking pictures I headed to the coffee shop and met up with rubberpeace and Astro D. Rubberpeace had a letterbox as a surprise for us and a little trick or treat surprise for me and Astro D. So the three of us talked about our latest letterboxing adventures and some upcoming ones as well. There was also talk of a possible event in the Santa Fe area next year - oh, but you didn't hear it from me since nothing is set yet. Finally our two letterboxing maniacs stopped hunting boxes long enough to show up for coffee. We did the normal exchanges and such and then rubberpeace was ushering them out the door so they could find one more box before heading back to Albuquerque. It was starting to get dark and I figured they might have trouble finding this last letterbox so I offered to go with them. We arrived at the site and started to follow the clues but it was a little too dark for them to follow the clues perfectly so I helped them out. By the time they had the box in hand it was dark - so thankfully I had a flashlight so they were able to stamp in and get the Art of Ebrû. After the box was back in its hiding spot I drove them back to the car and they headed off to Albuquerque. We hope they enjoyed their day letterboxing in the City Different and we hope they come back soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Connecticut Trip Slide Show

Well we are back in New Mexico and I had the time today to go through all my pictures and put together a slide show. It is just a taste of our trip and some of the things we got to see. If you are interested in viewing these pictures and reading about the trip just click on the image. We are happy to be home even though we had a great trip and met some wonderful people. I am looking forward to when I can return to the Northeast and do a little more letterboxing.
I hope you enjoy the slide show!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Off Again on Another Adventure

Thomas has to be in Hartford, CT for a conference for work and I have decided to tag along. And why wouldn't I - isn't Connecticut suppose to be the Letterboxing Mecca. I have had a hard time deciding which clues to bring - there are so many. So what I did was actually get clues for specific parks or areas that I think I would like to visit. I have to say it is a bit overwhelming - I imagine that living there would be incredible - you could wake up one morning and decide that you want to go letterboxing and you would have your choice of thousands to choose from. I am looking forward to this visit, Connecticut is a state I have never visited before and Music Woman was kind enough to set up a Mini-Meet at a restaurant - I will get to meet some new people and see some familiar faces. If you would like to read about my trip just click on the photo.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday Reflections

This morning we woke up to cloudy and overcast skies following an afternoon, evening and night of on and off again rains. There was a crisp coolness to the air and it seemed like the perfect morning for a hike. I had clues for a letterbox planted by HighDesertGlider and thought it would be a good thing to do this morning. So after some coffee and a little breakfast Thomas and I set out. Our destination was a trail that is part of the Eldorado's Community Preserve. We found the trailhead easy enough and there were already three cars in the lot. Surprisingly enough we didn't see a single person during the entire hike. The trail we were hiking was about three quarters of a mile one way and had an elevation gain of about five hundred feet. It was pretty much a steady climb uphill - not many level areas as you made your way up. But it was worth it, the views are spectacular. You can see some of Santa Fe, the Cerrillos Hills, the Sandias - it was just incredible. Once we arrived at the summit I took quite a few pictures and then focused on finding the box. The box is called Reflections and HDG said in the clues that the spot is a great place to relax, read a book and REFLECT :-) and he was absolutely right. After stamping in and getting the box back into its hiding spot Thomas and I sat on the rocks and just talked and stared out at the views. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning - a great hike, spectacular views and a wonderfully carved stamp in a nice letterbox.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Four New States and a Wedding Slide Show

We made it home from our trip south. The wedding was great and we enjoyed letterboxing in four new states. Two of the states I had never been to and we really enjoyed visiting them. We saw some incredible scenery and visited four state capitals - one of the main highlights of the trip for me. You can read all about the trip by going to Four New States and a Wedding. And to see a slide show of the trip just click on the picture.
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