I was born 38 years ago today.
Happy Birthday to me.
Earth Day was born 37 years ago today.
Happy Earth Day.
Today my family and I are going letterboxing. This is a very subversive hobby as it involves almost no commerce whatsoever. Here's what is needed to letterbox: rubber stamp (usually these are handcarved which is actually really easy), ink pad, a pen, and a little book.
Basically you go to the website above and look to see where letterboxes are hidden (all over the world) - go check out where boxes are near where you live. If you're in the states, just click on "search for boxes" and choose your state....if you're from abroad then search by region and scroll all the way down to countries.
Each hidden box has a set of clues. Follow the clues and find the box which contains: rubber stamp, ink pad, pen and book. Open the book. stamp a page with your personal stamp and the date you found it. Take the time to admire the other people's stamps who have also found the box. Stamp your own book with the box's stamp and date it. Re-hide the box in the same place.
Letter boxes are hidden in lovely parks, remote trails, city phone booths...everywhere.
It's like geo-cacheing, but cooler and kids love it.