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, April 13, 2013

Back Home in Sunny New Mexico

This morning started off cold and snowy. When we woke up at 6:00am to get ready to head to the airport in Minneapolis we noticed a light dusting of snow on the cars and ground. The temperature was 30° and we both said it will be good to be back home in Santa Fe. We got our things together and put them in the car and headed to the rental car place. It was only a four minute drive and at 6:30am there wasn't any traffic.
Back in Sunny New Mexico
We turned the car in and caught the shuttle to the airport. There was no line at the Southwest counter so we quickly got our boarding passes and checked our bags in. We arrived at the security checkpoint and didn't have any lines there either so it was a fast check in. We stopped to get a cup of coffee at Caribou Coffee and then settled in at the gate to wait for our flight. Thomas read and I surfed the internet. I had wanted a non-stop flight but there were none available but we got the next best thing. The flight takes us from Minneapolis to Chicago (we didn't have to change planes here, so it was just a landing - unload and load - and then we took off again) and then to Albuquerque. When we arrived in Albuquerque the weather was perfect - sunshine and 73° with a slight breeze. After getting our bags and catching the shuttle to the parking to pick up the car we decided to grab a bite to eat before heading to Santa Fe. We stopped at Taco Cabana for some tacos and then it was on to home. We are now unpacked and resting from the trip. It was a good trip despite the rain, snow and cold weather. We got to do everything we wanted to do and you can read all about it at Letterboxing in the Great Lakes Region.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Traveling to the Great Lakes Region

Thomas and I are headed to the Great Lakes area for a little week long trip - we leave tomorrow morning. Thomas has a conference to attend in Minneapolis for two days and then we are going to travel a little to get some letterboxes and see some State Capitols. We will first be in Minneapolis for three days and I will letterbox and visit the State Capitol in St. Paul while Thomas is at his conference. Then we leave Minnesota and drive to Lansing, Michigan to see the Capitol there and try to get a few letterboxes in that state as well. Next we head back to Madison, Wisconsin to visit the State Capitol and letterbox before we head back to Minneapolis to fly home. I think this will be a nice trip and it is an area that neither one of us has visited. I have also lined up some other things to do like sculpture gardens and the Mall of America. We will be very busy during this trip and you can read all about at Letterboxing in the Great Lakes Region for details and pictures.
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