Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Callaway Mini Meet-n-Greet

A hastily and utterly shortly publicized meet and greet for a LB from out of town. Come, chat, browse logbooks and get sneek peeks into future projects from Lnd-Crzr and friends. Small turn out expected. The location is the Callaway county Library. Nice indoor, AC location.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Letterboxing 101 Help Wanted

I am conducting a Letterboxing 101 program for Girls Scouts at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Saturday and am looking for a couple of volunteers willing to help. The current agenda is to provide a lesson on letterboxing, then have them carve their own stamps and go hunting for several temporary boxes which I will have hidden around the park, all within easy walking distance of Hickam Cabin. Since we will be breaking into small groups, and I can't supervise all of them at the same time, I am looking for volunteers willing to go along with the small groups and help them with interpreting the clues, being discreet, how to properly re-hide the boxes, etc.
There will be a lot of people in the park that day so being discreet is paramount.
Please let me know if you'd be willing to assist. You can post a comment here or contact me via LBNA or AQ. The program will be from 9 to noon on Saturday, June 28. You will, of course, also have the opportunity to stamp into all of the boxes.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Comments on AQ

Looks like AQ has added a new feature that lets you post the comments people send you about your box (with options to not post them also). I received several such comments and notice an "Approve" or Deny" post feature at the bottom of the e-mail.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Where Eagles Dare

"Where Eagles Dare" is temporarily unavailable. Drebbel went to check on it and was able to retrieve it from the floodwaters, apparently it was about four feet under water at one point in time. But thanks to the Lock N Lock box it was completely dry! While we wait out the flooding, the box and a couple friends are going to make a short trip to Maine.

Here are a few pictures for those of you who have found the box.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Letterboxing Road Trip

I just saw the new poll and was delighted to find I was the first to vote, although my answer was a bit tongue-in-cheek. :)

Seems like a good time to ask if there's any possibility of a NE gathering of the Mid-MO letterboxers this summer?

With gas prices what they are, I would be happy to provide room and board (which, depending on the number of people, might be an air mattress on the back porch or a tent in the yard...but the nights are cool here so that should be pleasant).

The trip is 1500 miles...round trip gas at 25/mpg would run around $500. Carpooling would help reduce that, and there are some great sites to see on the way...Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara I guarantee your delight in the sites to see around here!

I'll keep the light on for you!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Weekend In Indiana, drowning letterboxes

We just returned home from 5 days in Indiana. We met my sister's family (Jesemiaud) for a weekend of letterboxing in southwest Indiana. What we did not know is that they received 14 inches of rain during the week. 2 more on Thursday night when we got there. 7 more on Friday night. 1 on Saturday. 2 on Monday. Boxes were washed away. Heck, entire covered bridges were washed away. Roads to letterboxes were washed away. The plan was to get 30 during the trip. We ended up with 13 boxes, 1 exchange, 1 postal, 2 personals, and 1 hitchhiker. They have a small community of boxers but they have several good boxes. We met one couple from there. They were very nice. They helped us out several times, with boxes and with weather reports. It was a bad camping trip BUT we are planning to go back again next year. It will be better ( IT WILL HAVE TO BE. IT CAN'T GET ANY WORSE) and we will get the rest of the boxes in the area.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Mongolia man

Hi folks! I am in Ulaanbaatar, but leaving this morning for three days in the Mongolian countryside. We are taking a convoy of Russian 4WD minivans and staying in traditional gers with some herders.

I have a box along with me to plant in some remote place.

You can see my photos and read about the trip at my Heard From Afar blog. (that's me trying to look like Lenin).


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Devil's icebox Wild Cave Tour

Some of you may have already received an e-mail about the following.
Once again, I am trying to organize a trip for letterboxers to visit Devil's Icebox Cave in Rock Bridge State Park. Because this is a leader request trip, it cannot be on a Saturday or a Sunday (those dates are reserved for the tours for the general public). Since most people work during the week, Fridays seem to be best. August 29 and Sept 26 are our options. If you are interested in going I need to know by June 10.

Details: $25 per person
It includes an orientation, hiking and carrying boats to the cave, about 5.5 hours in the cave, hiking and portaging back and clean up. The whole thing takes about 8 hours, and covers about 3.5 miles mostly over uneven rocky or muddy ground and in and out of water. You must be at least 14 and able to carry a 65-poun 1/4 mile over uneven terrain and up or down stairs. Participants provide three sources of light (at least one headlamp and two other headlamps or flashlights), sufficient non-cotton clothes to stay warm in a wet 56 degree environment, and shoes with excellent traction and ankle support. You must also have food, drink and a small packet to carry everything.
The park provides boats, lifejackets, paddles and helmets.
Details available at

This is our 4th attempt (we've been rained out the first three times).
I need a minimum of four and a maximum of 10 participants in order to make the trip happen.