Saturday, March 1, 2008
my first letterboxing adventure
See why I love to run along here? So pretty! (Though in the summer time, the river can smell a little fishy.)
I set out on my letterboxing adventure Friday morning, rather sore from running 12 miles the day before. My destination was Plum Point Park, for two letterboxes.
The first one was really easy to find. I was so excited and was moving so quickly that I accidentally stamped the back of my book instead of the front! Oops. Being the anal retentive girl that I am, I duly stamped in the beginning, too, so it will read right.
The second box was not so easy. In fact, I didn't find it at all, and when I checked the Web site, it said several attempts had been made since fall 2006, but no finds. I e-mailed the person who placed it, but I'm not holding out much hope.
Question though for you letterboxing types - as I was walking along the rocks in this picture:
a woman taking a walk asked me what I was doing. I couldn't make up an excuse (and I am a horrible liar) so I told her I was letterboxing. She was familiar with geocaching, but ... aren't you supposed to be kind of secret about letterboxing? Did I break some kind of code of conduct?
So anyhow ... after I couldn't find the other box, I just carried on and enjoyed the view before heading home.
I'm hoping Josh and I can go on a letterboxing adventure tomorrow before work!