Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Green Hour- Our Very Own Letterbox

Ever since our first outing, Letterboxing has become one of our favourite hobbies, so when our fabulous new park opened up I decided to scope out a spot to put our very own letterbox. I think checking out the messages left by other letterboxers would be a fun thing to do on our walks through the park, and may give us motivation to get outside more even in the winter when the walking paths turn to skiing and snowshoeing paths.

I am still deciding between this one, which is relatively easy to get to and could be accessed by very small children and one deeper in the woods that would be more complicated. The stamp was an easier decision. I found this one on Etsy for a mere $2.25 plus $1.50 shipping. I've mentioned before that Zach and I have daydreams of sailing around the world and if we somehow won the lottery we've both agreed we'd love a ship like this one. Of course I have no idea how hard those may actually be to sail, but it's a daydream, so it really doesn't matter.

Now all that's left is to get the stamp pad and log book and write the clues. Oh, and we should probably check with our new friend, the groundskeeper to make sure it's OK.

I'm very excited to see what kind of messages we get!


  1. I've never done letterboxing, but it sounds completely addicting! I would love to try this sometime!!

  2. It is completely addicting. I highly recommend it. It's one of my kids favourite things to do, and, of course, it's very inexpensive to do.

  3. I love that you don't need a GPS device to do this. Honestly, sometimes I feel like I'm Amish. No facebook, no cell phone, and no GPS!! It does make for a much simpler life, though... :-)

  4. I'm pretty low-tech too. I have a prepaid cell phone for emergencies, no cable TV, no laptop, no GPS. I like it that way.