04 January 2013

Holiday Letterboxing Trip

On New Years Day - my oldest son, Nathan and I went on a wonderful Letterboxing Trip to do a festive holiday series. It was A Christmas Carol theme which had 20 stamps to find and retold the wonderful holiday story when you did it in order. The stamps were wonderfully carved and each placed in their own box to find. It was a lot of fun, despite the cold day; the snow actually gave it even more of a festive touch. It was our first letterboxing trip in the snow, as we just began letterboxing over the summer. The place was local about 10 minutes from home and was only available for a limited time over the holidays, so we were excited to get the opportunity to look for these. It was a nice tie into the fact that Nate had just gone to see A Christmas Carol at NECC in Haverhill a few weeks before with friends. It was also a fun way to have a little mom and son time together. We have had a great time going with his little brothers trying to find other letterboxes, some non-successful but a lot of great successes over the past months. This was a great one to do just the 2 of us and we were both very happy that we didn't miss out on getting there. 

If you are looking for a great family activity that will get you outdoors throughout the year, with a little "treasure hunting" style, Letterboxing is definitely something to check out. If you have done Letterboxing, I would love to hear your stories.