Monday, May 10
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Saturday, May 8
There's an exciting new contest on the LBNA website. Wes Garrison, webmaster extrordinaire, has seen fit to announce a contest for a new web design for this site. While keeping the traditions of the past, the thought is to give the website a newer, more modern and updated feel. Our hope is that this newer update translates to larger and deeper changes to this pastime. There are things that need to be fixed in letterboxing and maybe this new web design is just the beginning. Changes like more communication with the public land trusts and the National Park Service in order to demonstrate that letterboxing can cohabitate with these organizations' agenda. We all have a common interest in preservation of our national resources and, as we all know, no one respects these treasures as much as letterboxers. I suggest a national letterboxing committee be formed to set up an agenda, elect officers, meet with land authorities, develop a national media strategy and determine the future course for this pastime before it spirals out of control as our numbers increase exponentially. Now is the time to put these changes in place. Please take a moment to email me and let me know your thoughts on this. Thanks.
Friday, May 7
I've noticed the recent trend to place hitchhiker hostels at gatherings. While I enjoy stamping into them as much as the next boxer, I have been thinking about this practice. An infamous letterboxer stopped by our house the other night and we got talking about this practice of hitchhiker hostels and their place at gatherings. Sue and I hit 21 letterboxes last Saturday in Rocky Neck with our Dartmoor group and never found 1 hitcher. This other letterboxer just got through with a marathon of boxes in Hartford county and didn't find 1 hitchhiker. With the abundance of HH's out there, is it possible that letterboxers are saving these HH's for gatherings so they can trade them for another? We came to that conclusion and decided hitchhiker hostels were like zoos for animals - they shouldn't be caged in a small area - they are meant to be out roaming free in the wild! Please release those hitchhikers from captivity and let them roam the boxes of the world!!!
Monday, May 3
Our usual Monday goodies are set! Website of the Week
is Silent Doug's
wonderful site that tells you everything you need to know about letterboxing
! Links, definitions, the works. Our Poll of the Week
relates to a fairly new trend in the US, but a well established one in England - Word of Mouth clues
.] This method of clue distribution never hits a database, website, etc. Clues are handed off in person or via email to other letterboxers, some even while meeting on the trail. Our Box of the Week
is the Winchester Soldiers Monument
. Great history and description of the monument in this educational box by Patriotic Girl
. If my memory serves me correctly, she has a well-known sister - The Engraver
. Think great carving runs in the family? Visit this box and see!!
Sunday, May 2
It was a fun, albeit wet, time at the May Day gather. Momma Fox, Bald Eagle, The Maplines and Teach & Preach did a great job. The boxes were plentiful, the food great, fun raffle and the exchanges many. Sue and I found a total of 37 letterboxes today. That brings our total for the weekend to 58! Now, I'm going to rest.
Saturday, May 1
What a wonderful day of the 2 B's! Boxing and bonding as Sue & I met some of our Dartmoor travelers in East Lyme to spend the day boxing in Rocky Neck and other places. We got a chance to meet Cheryl from Team Mad Dawg in Ohio, who made the trip out for this meeting and the Sunday gathering. It was a marathon of 23 finds for us! Butterfly, LobstaLady and Rubaduc can really move! I think we'll be seeing their backs all the time we're in Dartmoor! After the boxing, we went to Butterfly's "cottage" for refreshments and snack. Alan [Letterboxer2002] had an extremely well-done slide show of his photographs, as well as stories and advice, from his trip to Dartmoor in February of 2003. We thank him for his time and his knowledge! After the day of boxing, Deanne [Lazy Letterboxer] and Dave went to dinner with Sue and I which was the perfect ending to a great day. Now on to Thompson, CT for the Sunday gathering! See you there!