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, May 29, 2010

Meeting Bandaid

A month or so ago I received an email from Bandaid in Connecticut. Her and her husband were going to be in Santa Fe. Mr. Bandaid was to be attending a convention (and by the way he is a noxer). During the times that he was at the convention Bandaid was going to do a little letterboxing. She also wanted to meet us for exchanges. They arrived last Sunday and during the week they did some sightseeing, attended the convention and did a little letterboxing. Thankfully most of the week was wonderful, sunny weather and warm. There were a couple of afternoon thunderstorms but nothing that last long. I received a note mid-week that Bandaid had a little trouble with finding some of my downtown boxes. A few months ago I had received a note from someone that couldn't find one of those same boxes. So this morning bright and early I headed out to check on three of these boxes. Thankfully they were all in place. I'm not sure why I got the missing box notice, maybe that person was in the wrong place or the clues were just a little too vague. I am happy to report that all of my downtown boxes are alive and well and hopefully will remain that way throughout the summer.

After doing all the check-ups and having a nice walk I headed to Collected Works Bookstore to meet Bandaid and rubberpeace. As I was approaching the store I saw rubberpeace and caught up to her. Just about at the same time we saw a woman go into the bookstore and rubberpeace was positive that the woman was Bandaid. And sure enough she was right. We made the introductions, ordered coffee and tea and found a table. Immediately we went into exchanges and personal travelers. Once everything was stamped we just sat and talked. Our visit was wonderful. Bandaid told us a little about her life. An EMT in New York City, now a nurse, pilots airplanes and loves horses. She told us some very interesting stories. Both rubberpeace and I thought that she should write a book. It was a great visit and I am glad we got to meet and I am also glad she had a great time in The City Different. The only thing that could have made it any better would have been if Astro D had been able to join us - but she was having fun in Las Cruces shopping at thrift stores and letterboxing.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Trails Trip Comes to an End

Well folks, I am at the airport in Boston waiting for my flight home. That means that my trip out to the northeast is almost over. I traveled to this area to attend Wanda and Pete's Happy Trails Event in Exeter, RI. I spent two great days on Cape Cod and picked up some great stamps - especially stamps from chunna, Archimedes Screw and The Travelers 4. From there I drove to Rhode Island and spent one day in Charlestown letterboxing near the beach and then one day in the Arcadia Management Area for the event and letterboxing around Browning Mill Pond. It was a terrific trip and it was good to see Wanda and Pete again. The event was really nice, I met some wonderful people and tasted Rhode Island Clam Chowder for the first time. You can read all about my trip by clicking on the image.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Visiting Cape Cod and Rhode Island

I am heading to the northeast to attend Wanda and Pete's Happy Trails Event. For the first part of the trip I will be in Cape Cod doing some letterboxing in Massachusetts. I am staying in West Yarmouth for a few days. Then I drive to Rhode Island and will make a quick stop in Providence to see the Capitol. From there I head to West Greenwich where I will stay for the remainder of the trip. I will letterbox mostly in the southeastern part of the state and attend the event on Sunday, May 16th. Then it is back home. I am really looking forward to this trip. I visited the Cape once before about six years ago and I have never been to Rhode Island - this should be a fun adventure. If you want to read about my trip just click on the Rhode Island postcard.
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