Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pizza Letterboxes

After a quick supper tonight, my husband, T, and I went letterboxing.  I haven't been letterboxing in what seems like ages...and I've missed it!

Since this is the first time I've posted about letterboxing, I'll just mention that it's a fun, interesting, and inexpensive (if you don't consider the price of gasoline these days!) hobby.

The Atlas Quest website has this to say about the subject:

     Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with "treasure hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around the world.  Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by following clues.  The prize is an image from a miniature piece of art...a rubber stamp, which is usually hand-carved.  Letterboxers stamp their discoveries in a personal journal.

First, we looked for the letterbox, Pizza Parlor Tour 2a.  My husband thought he knew where Bertolo's is located.  ~Not so!  After going to the wrong restaurant altogether, then driving around (and around in circles) for awhile, we gave up on that one...for the time being!  ;o)

Next, we looked for Pizza Parlor Tour #3.  ~Success!  We found the letterbox near the Sciortino's.

T really likes to go letterboxing.  Most of the letterboxes are located outdoors, and he loves to be outside.  Also, he has his own little personal journal (log book) which he gets to stamp.

We have a box in which we keep all of our "equipment."  When he wants to go letterboxing, T will bring the box to me and say, "treasure box."  (He knows that when we are letterboxing, we are looking for hidden treasure!)

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