Wanda and Pete's Party Letterboxes


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51. GARDEN PARTY A little flower still occasionally to be found growing by our garden gate during parties at our home.

This clue was originally written as part of the first ever quest we created to introduce the X family to questing, and soon thereafter letterboxing, on Easter back in the year 2000! It also appeared at a party we held for mapsurfer in May of 2003. Most of the original poem clue is now lost to history. However, this part remains:

"Start your trek at the back door deck
Take a march through the cedar arch
Don't be late at the garden gate
Find a box among the rocks ..."


266. Wanda's F20K Pumpkin A little pumpkin carved to commemorate Wanda's reaching 20,000 finds on Halloween of 2008. Just congratulate her on F20K to get the clue!


267. Twelve Little Pumpkins A whimsical series of pumpkin carvings based on themes from some of our boxes of the past, available during our Little Rhody Pumpkin Party in Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI on November 9, 2008, c. 2-4 PM.

N.B. THESE PUMPKINS REQUIRE COLORED PENS: ORANGE, BLUE, YELLOW and GREEN.
Please bring your pens with you or bring each stamp back to the pavilion to color.


1) Mount Joy Pumpkin - At base of small cedar growing through wooden fence on west side of Observatory

2) Mount Misery Pumpkin - Under stone in front corner of planter near back steps of Nature Center

3) Root Beer + Grapes Pumpkin - Under stone in front of blue water pump between two boulders along park road

4) Bacon & Eggs Pumpkin - Under mossy sticks in middle of lone tree in field west of pavilion

5) Triple Crown Pumpkin - Under rock behind boulder with Spaceport plaque next to middle refuge sign

6) Opuntia Pumpkin - Under evergreen northwest of the mosquito trap that is northeast of the playground

7) Blossoms Into Butterflies Pumpkin - Under south side of ramp of small gray building near pond

8) Nurse Log Pumpkin - In middle of multi-trunk tree on right at far end of beach up small path

9) Patched Whale Pumpkin - On north side of base of "Whomping Willow" on east side of pond

10) Ghoti Fishbowl Pumpkin - Under small log at base of oak with wooden sign "#3 Tee ->"

11) Pine Barrens Pumpkin - Under back south side of weathered disc golf building covered by cement block

12) Dancing Men Pumpkin - Under stones on east side of boulder with plaque placed by "Concerned Citizens of RI"


292. Springtime Flower Series A colorful series of spring flower carvings available during our Springin' Up Lantern Hill Party at Lantern Hill in North Stonington, CT on March 21, 2009, c. 12-3 PM.

N.B. THESE FLOWERS REQUIRE COLORED PENS.
Please bring your pens with you.


EARLY BLOOMERS:

"SNOWDROPS"
From the top of Lantern Hill go a bit north on the blue trail to spot where Spring was celebrated at dawn on March 20th with a fire ring to dance around. From that fire ring, ...

"CROCUS"
Head north from Snowdrops going down several rooty steps until a large white pine is directly on the trail to your right. From there, ...

"HEPATICA"
Continue down slope towards the end of the rocky stretch and find a 6 foot long boulder on the left side of the trail that makes a good sitting rock. Go ...

"BIRDFOOT VIOLET"
Go down to the "Y" junction where red circle goes right and blue rectangle goes left. At this point, ...

"TRAILING ARBUTUS"
Continue on blue until just before the final big drop curving right down towards the small pond. There ...

"MARSH MARIGOLD"
Just south of the small kettle pond, circle west around the stone wall near the "Resort" sign and ...



MUTANT FLOWERS:

"BLOODY BLOODROOT"
From secret starting point to be revealed at the top of Lantern Hill, take 110 steps and look right for a rock covered root ball of a fallen tree. Look where two old branches cross.

"RUBY MOCCASIN SLIPPER"
Go 70 steps more and look left for a stone pillar and under north side nook of nearby boulder.

"CRIMSON DUTCHMAN'S BRITCHES"
Walk 100 more steps to large twin oak on left, then easterly past "twisted legs" tree to roots of next smaller tree, behind small white stone.

"SCARLET STAR FLOWER"
Proceed 100 more steps to back side of a tall white pine straight ahead past Christmas.


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