Thursday, July 30, 2009

I haven't been out letterboxing this summer...

... but I think I've got a good excuse!

Hannah Elizabeth

Born: July 26, 2009 7:30 am

Weight: 8 pounds 10 ounces

Length: 21 inches

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just wondering...

Did anyone besides Lnd-Crzr go to LBCon? I'd LOVE to hear about it. Lots of people? From how far away? I'm so sorry I missed it. I was chaperoning a 16th birthday party for AJMonkeyMan. Let's hear the details!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

1st EVER LB CON - In Our Backyard

For those of you who may be caught unaware, there is a national LB CON quickly approaching in St. Louis. Dates are July 17 - 19th at the University Missouri St Louis campus. Folks are coming in from across the US to 'Meet, Greet, Learn and Aid the Art'. Some of the 'big names' in LB will be there, such as Green Tortuga and Wassamata_U.

While the origional goal was to have it vendor heavy, that seems to have gone by the way-side. Instead, classes, games, boxes, exchanges and meeting/mingeling will be the draw.

I'll be there presenting a class on aging paper and I'll be releasing a series I've long been wanting to do. Here's a hint if anyone finds it; It's based on an Old English poem (author unknown) written between the 8th and 11th century. Is noted for its length (3,128 lines long) and is often cited as one of the most important pieces of Anglo-Saxon literature.

Click HERE to see the LB CON homepage.

Hope everyone is well! Miss you good people!


Thursday, April 09, 2009

Treasure Hunting Volunteers

I've got about 150 people signed up for the Treasure Hunting Event this weekend April 11 fom noon to 4:30 and could definitely use volunteer help (see below). I will have more than 30 boxes hidden in the park, some new, some recyclyed from previous events, and some already established boxes. I am still in the process of planting them all and could use some help.

In addition, I could use some volunteers anytime that morning starting at 8 a.m. I will have a few items to hide in already designated places, some Easter Eggs and Easter trinkets to "hide-in-plain-sight" for the younger kids, signs to place, help with the registration table, and will definitely need help with parking. I will also experienced letterbixers and geocachers willingto take newbies out for a hunt or two. The event starts at noon so if you show up sometime between 8 a.m. and noon you can fill out a temporary volunteer form so we can record your volunteer hours.
Please RSVP and let me know when you plan to arrive and what you'd be willing to help with.--Fox-fyr aka Kathryn DiFoxfire with Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Friday, January 23, 2009

"Treasure Hunting with a Twist" Event

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is sponsoring a "Treasure Hunting with a Twist" program April 11, 2009 (Easter weekend) from noon to 4:30 p.m. This event is open to the public and is for all ages.

The park plans to hide a number of letterboxes and geocaches throughout the park (these will be temporary ones, available on the day of the event only). In addition, there will be several hidden-in-plain-sight type of hunts and other activities. Some activities will be easy and designed especially for small children; others will be more elaborate and require more hiking.

I am looking for volunteers wishing to help with the event. Volunteers are needed to make, hide and retrieve boxes, caches and other items (the park has a GPS unit if you'd like to hide a geocache) as well as write appropriate clues. I also need volunteers who wish to greet visitors at the registration table, help hand out clues and coordinates, and provide instructions. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the stamp carving workshop for beginners. If you have ideas for planning or activities you would like to see at this event, I would love your input.

Lastly, because we have limited funding for this event, I am looking for donations of materials and supplies, especially the following: stamp carving material, carving tools (these can be returned), logbooks, containers (these can be returned), trinkets to hide in the geocaches, first finders prizes for the letterboxes, already-carved stamps (to use as temporary signature stamps or to hide in letterboxes--these can also be returned).

I have no idea what kind of turnout we might get, but I have already advertised the event on both and We will also be advertising through our regular media channels. There is no registration limit, but if you wish to attend the event, you will need to call the park office at 673-449-7400 between March 11 and April 11 to register.
For more information, please contact me at the park phone number above.

Kathryn DiFoxfire aka Fox-fyr

Thursday, January 15, 2009