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My continuing efforts to serve as a First Sergeant (Top) in the Army of God.
My latest interest is in Letterboxing.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Vacation is Soon!!


Our plan is that by this time next week we will be well on our way to enjoying our vacation. We expect to hit the road next Tuesday morning.

I still have somethings to complete getting the car ready and we have much sorting and packing yet to do. Everyone involved has had the opportunity to review the check lists. We seldom get many major changes to them any longer, but tend to forget things, so we review them and try to use them. Actually I keep three lists, Groceries, General Packing, and my personal items list.

The bunnies seem to be leaving my lettuce pretty much alone since the fence is back up to discourage them.

I managed to get my permit application completed satisfactorily. The application, Training Certificate, Passport photo, and fee were received with little comment.

I did get in some letterboxing on a few days last week. I actually amazed myself at how far I walked to get some of them. One day altogether I must have walked over two miles. These are stamps from boxes that I found during the week. The Weber's stamp was a fun one. It is located behind the counter of a local ice cream store. Their product is and old fashioned, homemade, custard using all natural ingredients.

When I woke up and checked my email last Sunday morning I found a notice that a new box had been planted near my home. The box was carved by a local boxer, "Travel'N Turtle", that is very active. She always uses very nice hand carved stamps so I was anxious to see it. I had plans to go out of town to an Herb fair that morning. However I couldn't resist the temptation so I threw on some cloths, drove over, and found it. At 8:15 a.m.I was the first one to stamp in to her log book. Here is a Picture of "The Goddess Hera"

We will be on Topsail Island, NC for our week at the beach. We discovered that there is one letterbox on the Island and plan to locate it. Now one box on an Island that size isn't very many. Plans are underway for us to add one this year, and if all works out well we hope to make it part of a "Topsail Treasures" series in the following years.

1 comment:

Ellisa said...

Great boxes dad! Looks like some really good finds.

Looking forward to seeing you at the beach.