Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hello Everyone!

Hi! I'm Lady in Red and I'd like to introduce myself.

I've been letterboxing for a little over two months now. E-volution got me started. He asked me if I liked puzzles and then told me a bit about letterboxing and then asked if I'd like to come out with him sometime. I haven't stopped since.

I grew up near the town of Harrisburg and still call it home. I work in Columbia as a computer programmer... a great use of my biology degree! I want to be a mom when I grow up. Some of my interests and hobbies include cooking, knitting, crocheting, tatting, sewing, entomology, letterboxing, contra dancing and playing musical instruments.

Other random stuff: I spent four months studying abroad in Japan while I was in college. I loved it... even though I'm still not sure what some of the things I ate were! I'm currently in San Francisco attending a conference for work. I've found one box here so far, and I found a few boxes in San Diego on a short pre-conference vacation. (I think I've got my sister-in-law hooked on letterboxing now!)

9 comments:

Grace to You said...

Welcome to you, Lady in Red! Thanks for the introduction...I've seen your stamp in several logbooks, and it's nice to feel like I know you a bit now. :) Hope to meet you on the trail sometime.

J-Corn said...

Greetings and so forth from another new boxer.

Jenny J said...

Thanks for telling us a bit about yourself, Lady in Red!

McMonkey Mom said...

Hello! It's always good to have new boxers especially when they plant great boxes of their own. We really enjoyed "Hometown Spirit" and are looking forward to more from you!

Perdu said...

Hello and welcome, Lady in Red, from one of the fringe elements. Hope to see you on the trail some time. I met e-volution at the MidMo Event in May and had a great time!

~Perdu

ahistory said...

Although we met at the mini-meet, I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed getting to know you through your boxes. I look forward to more when you return from your vacation. Good luck boxing in CA.

Lady In Red said...

Thank you all for your nice comments.

I wish I could have stayed longer at the mini-meet. I hated having to leave so early.

I'm looking forward to being home. Letterboxing here is a bit rough. A lot of the boxes in San Francisco seem to have gone missing. I've only found three of the seven or eight I've looked for. Sometimes they're gone altogether, sometimes there are just too many people around to be able to look, and sometimes the clue was a bit too vague so that I couldn't tell where to look (I spent at least an hour and a half on one box last night and never found it... I know I had to have been close and I did find a geocache). It's also nice to have a car and be able to drive to the locations. Buses and cable cars are nice, but sometimes you still end up walking, and depending on the area the hills can be really steep! I've gotten some nice pictures while I've been playing tourist (aka undercover letterboxer) and I'll try to post some of the nice ones when I get back.

queenbusick said...

can't wait to see some pic's of out of town boxes..hope the hunting goes well!

Bean-Lover said...

konichiwa,

I lived in Tokyo (Tachikawa) for two and a half years. I didn't like it so much for living but I would go back to visit. Welcome to letterboxing. My family has been letterboxing a few months as well.

Beanlover