Wednesday, June 30, 2010

letterboxing adventure #1

{hopefully to be followed by adventure #2}
let me just begin this post by explaining what letterboxing is {if you don't already know}
it's awesome!

i like to describe it as scavengerhunts for grown-ups {or even not-so-grown-ups}
it's easy, and all you need is a notebook, a stamp and a good sense of adventure.
{it's a hobby i started and cultivated with my bestie}
so anyway, onto today's letterboxing hunt with my summertime kiddos!
 {we started at the lookout to see where we're going: down there by "tuddle puddle"}

the second clue led us down to the "bison" {you know, kansas art}

{ok, i actually think they're pretty cool}

the box is somewhere in this old wall...

 found it!

the best part- you put your stamp in their notebook, and their stamp in your notebook. make sense?

{my notebook and stamp, with the found letterbox and hand-carved bison stamp inside}

we had fun. and it's a great way to explore outdoor spaces you wouldn't necessarily go otherwise.
now go look and see if there are any letterboxes near you! {or just to read more about it} you'll be hooked.


  1. Angie, this looks like so much fun!! I absolutely love the idea. It's like a treasure hunt. I found they do have one in NJ and I can't wait to do it myself.

  2. I so want to try this, it looks so cool!

  3. This looks so fun! I'm surprised how many letterboxes are in our area. Thanks for sharing Angie!

  4. that sounds a lot like geocaching, except cooler because geocaching doesn't involve stamps, just involves writing your name and the date. plus it would be wayy more fun to play in the countryside rather than here in the suburbs of detroit!