Monday, January 2, 2012
Demon Hunter & Spike (of course we had to have code names!)
A friend of mine turned me onto something called letterboxing. Basically, you have a stamp book and a stamp. You create a team (in my case, me and my boys) and together you go out looking for "letterboxes" which are basically hidden boxes with a stamp and a notebook inside. You stamp your stamp in their book and your stamp in their book.
The fun lies in following the clues (they are mostly in park-type settings) and pretending to be spies or detectives.
You can also "plant" your own boxes for others to find. The website suggests waiting until you have found a few before hiding your own but we were anxious to get started so we hid a box in our neighborhood.
The fun is in trying to think of good clues to help others find our box. I also wanted something fairly close by so we could go check on it from time to time.
Hint: The box is under these rocks!!
The part that I'm really excited about is that this gets us out of the house, doing fun things as a family outside in places we normally don't go. It's also very close to being free, which is a pretty big benefit. :)