Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Break Challenge Day 3

Day 3 of spring break dawned drizzly and gray, but that was not enough to distract me from my mission.

First the kids and I joined Bookworm and Miss Marple for lunch. One of the things I love about being off work is the chance to meet up with Wormy and chit chat. I don't get to see her nearly enough. Miss Marple is a new letterboxer that Wormy corrupted from work. The Ides of March gathering was her debut into the letterboxing world and she has jumped in with both feet. She is a very nice person and I look forward to seeing more of her!

After lunch we headed out to find and plant some letterboxes. I had considered going to the zoo, but changed my mind when I discovered a mystery box closer to home that I somehow missed seeing posted.

We drove right to the park and then preceeded to hunt for the landmark. Out of the corner of my eye I spied something that could have been the landmark. The only downside? It was DOWN a very steep hill. Hmmmm, could it be? Well, having heard the stories about the planter at Live and Breathe, yes it could definately be the spot. I took one more look and then sent Lady Macbeth down the hill to look. (You didn't really think *I* was going down there did you?) She searched and searched and searched, but nothing. After scrambling back up the hill, I discovered the real spot, not ten feet away on perfectly flat ground.

After that we headed for Oregon City to find two new boxes there. There's a new boxer in OC that has planted several boxes in the last month. They have been very well done. Today's hunt led us along the promenade with beautiful views of Willamette Falls and the West Linn Bridge.

By the time we'd found the second box, I was starting to feel pretty horrible. As we drove towards the park I intended to hide a box in, I was feverish and my stomach hurt. I decided that challenge or no challenge, it was time to go home.

I ended the day curled up on the couch with a blanket. So, three finds, but no plant for day three. Hopefully day 4 will allow me to plant two boxes, making up for day 3.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well. You aren't supposed to get sick on your vacation! Save that for work days.