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, 2014

A Fantastic Event and Trip

When I woke up this morning my plan was to leave Somerville and letterbox my way back to Abilene. There I would spend the night and then leave for Santa Fe in the morning. So I started getting things packed and was mapping out a few boxes to find when all of a sudden I had this feeling that I didn't want to do any of it. I only wanted to get home. So I abandoned my plans, packed everything and loaded the car. I was about to make the entire drive home today. The car was full of gas so I just got on the road and headed out. When I got to Caldwell (just north of Somerville) I decided to grab some breakfast and coffee. So I pulled into McDonald's. When I went in I noticed Mosaic Butterfly and Corazon. So I went and said hi, then ordered my food. I decided to eat while driving so I took my food to the car and headed out. The drive was uneventful. The weather was great and since it was Sunday the traffic was light. I stopped a few times for gas and snacks but that was it. I made it home around 7:00pm and even though I was tired I was really glad I was home. Now that I have unpacked and showered I guess it is time for some sleep. If you want to read about my trip you can go to Artistic License Letterboxing Event and Trip.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Attending the Artistic License Event

Tomorrow I am leaving to take another trip to Texas. This one is to attend the Artistic License Letterboxing Event at Lake Somerville State Park in Somerville, TX. I have decided to take a pretty direct route. The drive will take me from Santa Fe to Clines Corners then through Santa Rosa, Fort Sumner, Clovis, Lubbock and to Abilene. This is where I will spend the first night. Then on Tuesday I will take Hwy36 all the way to Somerville which will be my base for a week. I will letterbox all around the area and attend the event on Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and then on Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon I will back track to Abilene for the night. On Monday I will make the drive back to Santa Fe. I am looking forward to this trip as I haven't spent much time in that area and I think it will be an interesting trip. You can read all about the trip by clicking on the image.

Monday, October 13, 2014

One Quick Find in Santa Fe

A short time ago Wronghat planted a box in downtown Santa Fe near the Cathedral. Unfortunately the box didn't last long (which is a symptom of boxes in the Plaza area of Santa Fe). But I received a notice yesterday that he had replanted Santa Fe Pastiche. So I decided while out today I would stop by and find this box in case it doesn't last long. This morning I met with Astro D for a chat and a cup of coffee at Iconik Coffee Roasters and then I had a few errands to run. Once all that was done I headed to the Plaza. I found a parking spot a couple of blocks away and made the quick walk to Cathedral Park. When I got to the park I was happy to see it was empty. I followed the clues and made my way to the bench near where the box is hidden. I sat and looked around to make sure no one was around and then I got up and grabbed the box. I sat on the bench to stamp in, and I enjoyed the cool morning and the peace and quiet of the area. Normally the Plaza isn't like that. Luckily the park was still empty when I needed to return the box so it was easy getting it back in place. It was another nice stamp by Wronghat and I am very glad he replaced it. Thanks!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Quick Find While Aspen Viewing

This morning Thomas and I took a drive up Hyde Park Road to view the aspens. You can read about that at Aspen Beauty. When we arrived at the Aspen Vista Picnic Area we made a stop to find a box that was recently placed in the vicinity. Back in 2010 I was contacted by Wanda and Pete to carve a stamp to commemorate Wanda's hike on the Continental Divide Trail. I ended up carving three stamps. Wanda placed them in Rhode Island and she had an event in May of 2010. Recently she moved the stamps - one she placed in Colorado and two she brought back to New Mexico. Today I found Wanda's Wandarings: Continental Divide Trail - #3 Cabezon. It was an easy and quick drive by find. The area was packed and we found one parking spot and it just happened to be right in front of the rock where the box is hidden. That helped to block anyone seeing me grabbed the box. I stamped in while sitting in the car and then replaced the box without a problem. Wanda did give me permission to move the box to another location if I wanted. I am seriously thinking of moving the box out near Cabezon Peak and on the Continental Divide Trail. But that will have to wait until the Spring. It is nice to have my carving in New Mexico and close to the area it represents.
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