Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Gorey Forest

I was so excited to take the group to the Gorey Forest. Cubed and I had been there months ago but had run out of time. I knew it was a nice location and The Button could join us. I thought the group would enjoy it. We set out to find a Very Gorey Letterbox but were unsuccessful. We knew we were in the right place, though because from there the Epiplectic Bicycle was just steps away.
From there we continued on, taking in some beautiful sights of Yarmouthport and set about finding a Midsummer's Eve. We struggled and struggled, counted and recounted, traced and retraced. We even gave up but then went back. Just when we were about to give up again, Hydeez Mom came up with the goods!

On our way back out of the forest, we stopped by to check on a mystery. We again struggled to find the second box and since the natives were getting restless I decided to call it a day and head out.

On the way out of town we drove past the Edward Gorey House and made a mental note to take the tour next time around.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rock (n Roll) no More

After our "encounter" we headed over the Doane Rock to check on my Rock (n Roll) box. As I feared, it was missing. Bummer, too, since I thought it was a pretty good hiding spot.

First Encounter

It was Thanksgiving at the Cape and I have such a fondness for the Beach Plum box. The Caped Coder, Mip, Hydeez Mom, Eman, TNT, Hot Lava and I, along with a few noxers headed to First Encounter Beach. It was extremely windy and cold but quite a fun outing after being cooped up eating turkey for days due to the wicked rain storm.

It is really cool to consider the history in this spot. This beach, aptly named First Encounter Beach, was the spot where Myles Standish and crew first encountered the native Americans. Unfortunately, it was a hostile encounter.
We were unable to find the box. Truthfully, we didn't look too hard because of the heavy wind and cold. But we've found it in the past and it is one of my favorites.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


It was a beautiful fall day so we headed East to this beautiful spot on the Susquehanna River. I took another go at the Most Famous Anticline box and this time I found it with no trouble, and even without my compass. Maybe *that* was the problem last time!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Force was with Us

Alas! The sun was not shining on our vacation so the family finally agreed to go on a letterbox excursion with me! We headed to Barnstable to find the Star Wars series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The poison ivy was at an all time maximum but we persevered nontheless.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Marconi and Lobster

Yes, Marconi, not macaroni! Cubed and I set out for South Wellfleet and nabbed the Wizard of the Waves and the Stonecroft letterboxes. Both very nice on a great little hike. I had never been to this area and was pleased to be introduced to it!

Additionally, we went to check on Eman's Lobster box. It was missing, possibly due to some pruning to the tree it was hidden behind. Bummer. That was a fun one.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rocking (and Rolling)

Cubed and I set out again and this time we headed to Eastham. We found a great little path that took us to Coast Guard Cedars.

Also, I planted my Rock (n Roll) box.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sweltering at Sandy Neck

My newly recruited letterboxing buddy, Cubed, and I headed out to Sandy Neck to find the Life's a Beach Series. It was extremely hot and buggy. We had a hard time finding several of the boxes and at the end of the hike a creepy guy kept us moving along swiftly insead of lingering to find the boxes. As usual, the adventure was fun.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lewisburg, PA

Yesterday, we dropped our son off at camp and my DH took me through Lewisburg. It is a quaint town. I loved seeing the college campus. On a whim I pulled out my blackberry and pulled up AQ and randomly chose a drive through. As it happens, we were super close to the exact location of it. It was great to find an unexpected My-trishka.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pond Pirate

I found a few free minutes to plant a new box, Pond Pirate. It is one of my earlier carvings, but I felt he needed a home and this seemed like a good place. And, hopefully, one that the Caped Coder and Mip can find their way to easily.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Liveliest Cemetery

Another recent outing took me to a cool place. Hydeez Mom and I headed out to find the Dead Ahead series. I was interested in this series as I am a Dead fan but I was pleasantly surprised with the location. I thought it would be a typical cemetery but this was far from the case. This cemetery was like none other than I've seen. It was happy, whimsical, and had a good sense of humor. Hydeez Mom and I found it to be highly entertaining.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hidden in Chatham

I've spent many, many years vacationing in Chatham, MA. But I never knew there was the Old Grist Mill. In fact, last year I went to try to get this box and incorrectly went to the Brewster Grist Mill. But this year I got it right and finally found what I was looking for. I even had a new boxing partner, Hydeez Mom. It was a great Cape day!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A fix - Harrisburg Area Boxing

February 21, 2009. It was time. I was jonesing for a mid-winter letterbox. I dragged the family out and braved the goose poop to get this fun letterbox in Cucumber Land.

After that we headed over to another park and nabbed a couple other boxes, True Love Forever and the Line Never Ends.

A fun outing that will tide me over for a bit.