New Hobbies

Like I need more to occupy my time. . .

Yesterday Anita, Cricket and I hiked Mt. Willard. It was a nice day, but a bit hazy.

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At the top, we stumbled onto a Letterbox. This is basically like a geocache, but without the high-tech. It seems the hobby has been around the UK since the 1890s, but it really took off here after the internet grew.

I thought is sounded like a great idea, so I brought the concept home. Beth was ecstatic about the prospect of ‘treasure hunting.’ We began this afternoon, with the By the Sea series in Ipswich.
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We were lucky, finding a Hitchiker on the first try.

We also found Pumpkin Pez in Topsfield and Ice Cream, You Scream. . .Triple Dip in Newburyport. We were unable to locate Touch and Go on Plum Island, but it looks like it may have gone missing.

So, I don’t need any more hobbies, but this seems like a great way to get out with Beth and do something easy and interesting.
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We’ll have to make it back to Mt Willard and trade stamps with Piglet when we can. We’re calling ourselves ‘Cricket’s Crew’ if you happen to run across our stamps.

4 comments

  1. mack505

    We returned to Mt Willard yesterday to properly stamp into Piglet's box. Alas, it seems to have gone missing. 🙁

  2. mack505

    We returned to Mt Willard yesterday to properly stamp into Piglet's box. Alas, it seems to have gone missing. 🙁

  3. WVmedicgirl

    You have insprired me to do some letterbox searching of my own….I hope its as fun as the idea sounds

  4. WVmedicgirl

    You have insprired me to do some letterbox searching of my own….I hope its as fun as the idea sounds