Gillette Castle

May 15, 2007 at 7:47 pm | Posted in Photographs | 9 Comments

On our mini vacation day off from work, I introduced Sean to the wonderful world of letterboxing. We went to a craft store, bought a new stamp and ink pad, and drove to Gillete Castle. Letterboxing is a great way to discover nature parks that you might not stumble upon otherwise. People hide little Tupperware boxes on trails and under rocks, fill them with a personal stamp book and stamp, and then write clues to help find them. Your mission is to follow the clues and leave your footprints–your personal stamp–in the little books left hidden in the woods.

The weather was great once it stopped raining, and we found all five letterboxes hidden on the trail. The best part of the day was when we had to walk through a dark tunnel on our quest for the letterbox, and Sean nearly ran for his life when a bird flew out of the darkness. Oh how I wish I caught that hilarity on tape.

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