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Letterboxing...or Geocaching on a Budget

June 17th, 2008 at 06:49 am

Staying home, or near home for vacation because of gas prices?

Here is a fun, inexpensive, educational and all around wholesome thing to do this summer!

Letterboxing. Folks all over the country have placed little 'treasure' boxes outdoors in secret places and you are able to go on a treasure hunt to find them. The idea is to find the box, put a stamp or mark on the log in the box, and leave it for the next treasure seeker.

Go to the website to find hidden caches near you. The site gives an over view of the game, and a list of the letterboxes with clues on their whereabouts.

http://www.letterboxing.org

Some caches are easy! My 10-yr-old nabbed his first one yesterday. Some are more complicated and you might need a compass.



Letterboxing is similar to geocaching, a more sophisticated treasure hunt set up by those using GPS units.

We left a few trinkets in the box as well, ie a marble, eraser, etc. Have fun and good lettering!

1 Responses to “Letterboxing...or Geocaching on a Budget”

  1. snoopycool Says:

    Thanks! I've heard of geocaching, but don't have a GPS so couldn't do it. This will be fun!

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