My favorite thing to do on the weekends is Letterbox with my boys. A Letterbox is a walk with a purpose . . . here is how it works.
1. You go on line to http://www.letterboxing.org/america.htm
2. You click on your state . . . . here is Massachusetts
3. Choose the area and peruse the list in the town you are interested in. We sometimes print out three or four when we are headed somewhere (we also pull them up on the iphone when we are out and about).
4. Then we head out together . . . here are my favorite letterboxers . . .
Andrew chose this letterbox, and it was wonderful. We have loved that letterboxes introduce us to new places we would not have found. This one did just that. It began at the Emerson Inn, where Andrew brought me for dinner the night he proposed . . .
And led us to a little foot path along the ocean . . .
5. Then you follow the directions on the sheet . . .
Our directions brought us by beautiful views . . .
And some pretty fun houses . . .
We were looking for this green arbor . . .
That led us to this stone, where Andrew and Cole went looking . . .
6. Find the Letterbox . . . . and Andrew did . . .
A letterbox is most often a tupperware box (though not always). Its contents include a notebook (for you to stamp with your personal stamp and sign – we have not done this). It also includes a stamp from the person who hid it (for you to stamp in your letterboxing notebook – we also do not have one of these). We just love finding them. We love the process. Maybe one of these days we will actually get into the stamping part.
It was a wonderful morning!