Tuesday, March 10, 2009


After weeks of everyone in our house being sick in some form or another we decided we needed to go out for a walk in the woods, to fill our lungs with fresh air and we thought a day of letterboxing would be fun, this our second time searching for treasures in the forests of Kensington. After a long wet trek deep into the woods we finally discovered the hidden treasure box that so many others had found before us. We met many forest creatures along the way, Deer, Mr. Blackbird, Mr. Bluebird, Chipmunks, Squirrels, Seagulls, Chick-A-Dees, Cardinals, and Cranes. We also collected some treasures to bring home for the nature table, Beautiful pine Cones, Milk Weed Pods, Rocks, Acorns, Twigs etc...After our walk we were all ready for some warm food to fill our bellies. Jake suggested Lo-Mein and what a good choice that was. What a fun day in the woods. Our fortune cookie summed it all up!
*Letterboxing is an intriguing “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. However, clues to finding some of the most highly-sought boxes are passed around by word of mouth. There are about 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and may contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox's stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox's logbook .

For clues and info go to http://www.letterboxing.org/

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