|The Kurdziel Family
|Welcome to the Kurdziel family homepage dedicated to the sport of letterboxing. Letterboxing is an intriguing combination of treasure hunt, hiking and orienteering. It gives our family an excuse to try out new areas for hiking while in pursuit of new stamps for our journals. In addition, it provides us with a creative outlet for trying stamp carving and sharing our favorite spots with others.
For more detailed information on how to get involved in letterboxing and a listing of all the published letterbox clues check out www.letterboxing.org, the Letterboxing North America website. There is also a yahoogroups talklist with up to date information and conservations about the world of letterboxing.
"Only thoughts reached by walking have value." Friedrich Nietsche
Now for our boxes...
Magic Tree House Series - These letterboxes are loosely based on the series of chapter books by Mary Pope Osborne. If you have never read them we highly recommend these books for young readers with a sense of adventure. The author takes her two main characters in the book, Jack and Annie, to exotic places and times, in a Magic Tree House belonging to Morgan Le Fay.
Dinosaurs Before Dark The Knight at Dawn Mummies in the Morning
Pirates Past Noon (2) - Joint effort with Bob "the RI Wiz" Hopkins, his daughters and our family
(2nd box missing AGAIN - Someone took it to PA and has yet to return it).
Night of the Ninjas Afternoon on the Amazon Sunset of the Sabertooth
Midnight on the Moon Dolphins at Daybreak Epilogue to Dolphins
Ghost Town at Sundown Lions at Lunchtime Polar Bears Past Bedtime
Vacation Under the Volcano Day of the Dragon King (4) Viking Ships at Sunrise
Hour of the Olympics(3) Tonight on the Titanic Buffalo Before Breakfast
Tigers at Twilight Dingoes at Dinnertime Civil War on Sunday
Twister on Tuesday Earthquake in the Early Morning Stage Fright on a Summer Night
Good Morning Gorilla Christmas in Camelot Revolutionary War on Wednesday
The Four Seasons (4) - carved and planted by Alicia, age 8 (badly in need of maintenance)
Crossing Over (2)
Frenchtown Park (2) Metamorphosis (3) Minimalist (5)
(Second One Missing) Retired Aug 04 Retired
Mother/Daughter (2) Mother Goose Old San Diego (3)
panic Perfect Summer Day The Big Bloom Theory (3)
Westerly Woods A Monk's Tail Faces of Wickford (4)
(all 3 reported missing) (Retired)
Dingoes at Dinnertime Trish's Twist Let's Twist Again
The Magic Tree House Hitchhiker
We created this hitchhiker to transport letterboxers to enchanted places. It began its journey on 2 Dec 00 at the Lost Lake letterbox at Westwoods.
An insidious interloper that seems to make its presence felt at nearly all of our boxes (and others' as well). Both sought after and highly avoided at the same time..
Bubble Gum (Retired)
Alicia (8 years old) carved this sticky little wanderer after reading that gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe travels an average of 1.5 miles before coming off.
Take a look at our border. Remember when hiking in New England - leaves of three, leave them be... Hopefully that won't refer to our website.
For further information on letterboxing in North America check out the LBNA website.
For further information, suggestions or comments please contact the Kurdziels.
Before you set out be sure to read the waiver of responsibility and disclaimer.