During our daily walks in the park, we sometimes pick up trash, to help keep the park nice and clean for the critters that live there. Today we happened upon a bunch of stuff strewn around, including a little note that says “Gator’s Nest #2 Letterbox. Please do not destroy. Enjoy the contents, and replace where found, hidden from view.” It also has a phone number to call in case of damaged or missing contents (which I did call to report).
Apparently it’s part of a really neat hobby called letterboxing, where people hide things in various places and then give clues on how to find the hidden treasure. When you find a box, you record it in your journal, stamp the log book with your info and maybe add a note (kind of like a visitor registry), and then you put the box back for the next person to discover. Here are the items for our area. Sounds like a fun pastime and a great way to explore the area. I’m thinking this is something Aunt Susie would love to do, and she’ll be back very soon. Woo hoo!!