Spring Break (day 1)

Well we woke up to snow! A layer of snow on the ground + cars. Luckily it was short lived and completely melted before I had the last pancake flipped.

We had decided today would be the day we tried Letterboxing. If you have never heard of it be sure and follow the link for more info, but in a nutshell LETTERBOXING is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming “treasure hunt” style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels.

We traipsed all over Gettysburg and Fayetteville following clues to various letterboxes. Our first one was pretty easy to find. The kids were so hooked…even my oldest who had claimed it would be “lame” before we even left the house. Boy was he wrong ;) They both were so into it. Our second one we had a bit of trouble, we were looking around a grouping of tight knit pine trees (and it was painful) and we almost gave up. Finally we re-read the clues and spotted a bridge in the distance. Honestly I thought we were just not going to find that one, but K came out from under the bridge with the box and we all cheered. We were all so excited after that. All in all we each have 6 new stamps in our books, and are planning for our next letterboxing trip. The boys didn’t even want to stop.

I highly recommend letterboxing, even if you don’t have kids. It is basically free besides any $ you use to create your stamp + book, and it is so much fun. Check the map because there are letterboxes everywhere! Now I am fighting the lure of geocaching….