Sunday, April 5

Family Letterboxing Day

Last Year, during the first weekend of April, we went on our very first letterboxing adventure. This year, we chose the same weekend to do it again. And we had a day FULL of letterboxing.

We decided to head to what seems to be the hub of letterboxing in our area, Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti, Michigan. We plotted 15 boxes to find. Starting with, The Brave Little Buckeye and moving to the Makidada Series, finishing up with a the Ypsi Kiss and Freaky Frog before heading back to the Detroit Zoo for The Peacock. In the end, we found 11 of our 14 we attempted and we were too late to try for the one at the zoo. We searched high and low from 10am until 5pm.

Payton's favorite was in the Makidada Series where the final location was a dam. The boys got to see the water rushing through the dam and we got to explain how it works. For Matt and I, our favorite was Freaky Frog, which was a bit of a rough trail that led to an amazing opportunity to walk through a nature preserve on a floating bridge through the marsh. Maxwell's favorite was that four of the letterboxes were planted near playgrounds and we let him play on all of them. The final box in the Makidada series was at an amazing playground in Ypsilanti that he loved! He could have stayed all day.

Overall, it was a day of fun, adventure, clues and seeking. We all had a great time, worked well together and accomplished our goal for the day. I'm sure our future holds many more years of letterboxing!!


P~Bear said...

Sounds like you had a great fun time. I want to hear more about the Brave Buckeye. Tell me about the stamp.


P.S. I'm jealous.

Anonymous said...

What a great day for all of you!!!!!!!! Love Mom K

The D'Alessandro Family said...

Sounds like you had quality family time together.. can't ask for much more than that!

I'm gonna admit... I don't have a clue what letterboxing is! SORRY!

Jen said...

Sounds like a great family day together!

Lauren said...

Sounds like a awesome family day!! I can't wait to do our letterboxing in KY this week :)

Kim Cervone said...

That sounds like such fun. We might have to take up that hobby.