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Boxing on Boxing Day
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 26, 2018 1:22pm
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So, who has actually gone (letter)-boxing on Boxing Day? Tell us about your experience.
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Reply to: #969687 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 26, 2018 2:17pm
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Me! Today. We did a cemetery series with a friend, then had a late, but wonderful Chinese buffet lunch.
After the first set of boxes, a car buzzed past us (not cemetery speed), and parked where we were supposed to park for our next boxes. Two people hopped out and strode across the 'planting ground', turning abruptly, then stopping, turned again, waved their arms a bit, and ~ gee, what could they be doing? They sure weren't mourners.
We drove past slowly, wondering if they would find their target before they found any of ours, went around the loop, and returned just as they jumped back into their car and hurried away.

Yes, we found what we were looking for. At lunch we discussed trying to letterbox outdoors at least once in January and February, too. Sometimes it's possible, and other years it just isn't a good idea. We shall see.
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Reply to: #969687 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 26, 2018 4:33pm
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I did some box maintenance. Replaced two missing boxes, discovered that two others from the same series were missing, so the series is still down by two boxes.

And--even worse--one of the missing boxes included one of my very first stamps that had been in the wild and going strong for 15 years. RIP little worm.... *moment of silence*

Then I climbed a tree--so much better to smell the dead skunk by the parking lot.

Good times! =)

-- Ryan
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Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #969691 by Green Tortuga
Dec 26, 2018 4:35pm
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Aw!! So sorry for your loss, but happy you had less to smell from above, hang in there! smile
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Reply to: #969687 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 26, 2018 8:57pm
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Sadly I did not go boxing on boxing day. While it was good enough weather for boxing, it was also good enough weather to finally paint the shed we've been meaning to paint for a couple months...so I did that instead. However, I DID find 2 boxes on Christmas Day, and I just packed up 4 for planting soon... :)
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Reply to: #969687 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 28, 2018 5:11am
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Team Mad Dawg and I went for our annual Boxing Day adventure. We first celebrated boxing day together in 2003 and have only missed one year (my fault--major surgery) and had to delay once due to weather--made it out the next day! Both of our families know not to expect us for anything on this day, and we both take off from work even.

This year we went to Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. A beautiful day!! High 40s, sunny, no wind. Found 24 boxes, TMD hit the 3K mark and we laughed a lot.