Mark & Sue Pepe hail from Kensington, CT USA.

After finding our initial box in June 2002, we have since found letterboxes in 18 states and placed them in 13 states; 4 countries: Aruba, Bermuda, The Netherlands, Great Britain; and on a cruise ship! Thanks for stopping by our website and we appreciate your continued support.

"Have fun and just get out there & box!!!"

Email us: (Mark) or (Sue)

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Is It . . . Or Isn't It???

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A new letterbox [or is it] just appeared on the "What's New" page of the LBNA website. It's creator, GEOgeorgia, is the author of that ditsy post seen on the big talk list back a few weeks ago.

Now it seems that many well-intentioned letterboxers who came to GEOgeogia's aid were dupped since this was only an April Fool's letterbox . . . . . . . or was it? You decide!

posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 31, 2005

A Few Reminders for This Weekend . . . .

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April 2nd is the date when Lady Prisspott makes her first official public appearance since the scandal that rocked the letterboxing world of several weeks ago. Her Ladyship, along with ever-faithful companion, Poison Ivy, has called a press conference to hopefully put this shocking turn of events to rest. See the story below with Lady Prisspot covering her face for address and times for this important press conference. The ladies will be in attendance for a brief hour at which time they might even be talked into an exchange or two. Please be advised that this is not an April Fools joke but a real appearance by two of letterboxing's most unique and loved characters!

April 3rd is the new date for The Art Guru Gathering in Gorham, ME. This is the rescheduled date that Merenwen & Olwe chose after cancelling the first gathering date due to 14" of snow! Be sure to check out our Gatherings Page for specifics and directions to this upcoming, indoor event!

posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 31, 2005

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Boiler Bay Box!

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Isn't this a beautiful sight? Click on the picture to go to the clues for this new box. Hog - if this is what the Oregon coast looks like, get the spare room ready - Sue & I are on the way!

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Clue Site Down for a Few Days!

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Choi, one of the webmasters of the website, has announced that this site will be down from around 8pm EST tonight, March 29th and will be back up on March 31, Thursday. Look for some minor improvements as well as moving the site over to a new server.
Print of your clues before 8pm EST tonight!

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Monday, March 28, 2005

Monday's Goodies . . . .

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Declare Peace is out Box of the Week. Located in Bangor, ME this box celebrates all of those who have sacrificed their lives in combat, defending this country and the freedoms we enjoy. While we may not support the cause or the reason, we admire and appreciate those brave and honoarable service people.

The Poll of the Week relates to a talk list post regarding a law now facing the South Carolina legislature to outlaw letterboxing and geocaching in that state. Is there a way to head this off from spreading to other states. Might it not be time for a national Code of Ethics for letterboxers, similar to Dartmoor's Code of Ethics. Please vote below! Don't forget to check out Atlas Quest's Code of Conduct.

posted by Mark and Sue at Monday, March 28, 2005

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Wishing You . . . . .

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posted by Mark and Sue at Saturday, March 26, 2005

Friday, March 25, 2005

Boxing Bands Selling Like Crazy!

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We have completely sold out of our first order of green letterboxing bands. If you are interested in placing an order, please email us, as we will be entering a reorder on Monday or Tuesday. Check our original story below for sizes. Please note that the only available color is green, as pictured above. Thanks to those who have already ordered and paid for their boxing bands - we should receive delivery the first week in April and will ship them right out!

posted by Mark and Sue at Friday, March 25, 2005

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Pete's Pillow

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posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 24, 2005

A New CT Mystery!

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posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 24, 2005

Will Spring Ever Happen?

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As we look out at the beautiful winter wonderland that our back yard has become overnight, we wonder if we will ever see spring! Sure, it's only 6" and it's so pretty - but what about the Tupperware? Those wonderful letterboxes were just starting to awaken from their winter sleep, like the many crocuses that line our walkway. Sue & I love winter and the snow - but that stuff is supposed to stay in VT where we play on the weekends - not in our back yard! We can finally admit it - Enough is Enough! We're anxious for the warmer weather, lighter clothes, gatherings, vacations and letterboxing! Is it safe to assume that you all agree with us???

posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 24, 2005

I Always Knew That . . . .

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posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 24, 2005

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

What's up with Tumalo & Deschutes?

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First there were Toadstools and a Teepee; now we have Tumalo Chipmunk and Tumalo Mayfly! Is something going on in Deschutes County that the letterboxing public should know? Inquiring minds are wondering . . .

posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

It's Migration Time . . .

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Click this beautiful little fellow for his clue!

Gecko Paradise of AL just posted a new box called Purple Martin, located in Fairhope, AL. This box calls attention to the Fairhope Purple Martin Project and celebrates the migratory flight of this largest member of the swallow family as it can travels upwards of 8500 miles! And some of us complain about a longer than average hike to get a letterbox!

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Bear-ly Planted!

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posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Can a Hog Teach???

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Funhog, shown at last year's "Letterboxing A to Z" class

Our favorite pig has just announced that once again letterboxers can learn from one of letterboxing's most social animals. This year's Letterboxing A to Z will be taught at Kelso Longview Parks and Rec in Longview, WA. The course, which encompasses two evening classes on April 5 and 12, will also include a full field day on April 16. Subjects explored will be carving and bookmaking. For those lucky letterboxers in the area, both new and experienced, this is the chance of a lifetime to learn from our very learned porcine friend.

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Spring Drive in the Works!

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Wild Rover & MayEve have just floated a test post on the LBNe Talk List, inquiring about interest in an April Boxing Drive. Judging by the enthusiastic responses already, it looks like it will happen. The two Saturday dates being discussed are April 23 or 3o. The plan is to pick up on some of the letterboxes that the first Winter Drive missed and add some additional Hartford County boxes - including a special series to commemorate Krusty Krab, Wild Rover's daughter, who will be celebrating her 6th birthday in April. This 7 or 8 box series will be entitled "The House of the Mouse."

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Toadstools & Teepees!

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Kokopelli, from Oregon, has just planted 2 new boxes. Tumalo Toadstool in Deschutes and Warm Springs Teepee in the town of the same name.

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Our Goodies are At Bat!

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With the advent of spring, what other pastime besides letterboxing comes to mind? Baseball! And our Box of the Week for those left coasters who seem to be visiting this website in droves thanks to our alliance with Atlas Quest, is Batter Up! This micro box is hidden in a unique place by Kristal & Ron in Tuscon Electric Park. Have fun!

Our Poll of the Week deals with how you plan which letterboxes to search for first. Do you have a scheme or plan in mind or just head out wherever the mood strikes you? Please vote below!

posted by Mark and Sue at Sunday, March 20, 2005

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Announcing . . . . .

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You've seen them say "Live Strong"
Now, be the first to own your own green bracelet with our motto:


Forget the counting and the negativity - just letterbox!
Show your spirit and love for this diversion.

The order should be in by April 1st and ready for shipping.
Email us with your name, address, quantity you would like to order and sizes [see below.] Then we will email you our address and after we receive your money order or check, we'll ship out your letterboxing bracelet.

Bracelets are available in green only [as shown in the above picture] and come in 2 lengths -

Small at 7 3/8" around
Large at 8 3/8" around

Both are 1/2" in width.

Priced at $5 each, complete including shipping.

Since 8pm Thursday evening, we are almost sold out of our original supply. We have a reorder in the works! Your response has been tremendous and we truly appreciate it!

posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 17, 2005

Can You Find Him?

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Leave it to Sadie & Russ to come up with another interesting letterbox. Find the location and then find Waldo! Click the graphic above to find the clue!

posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 17, 2005

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Happy St. Patty's Day!

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Don't forget to wear green today - since everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.
Click the shamrocks above for a special holiday letterboxing treat!

posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Butterfly Offers a "Tour of the Tors"

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Seems as if our Dartmoor Trip has had a lasting effect on more than me! Click the winged one above to get the details of a special tour!

posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Texas is Getting Buggy!

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We've noticed a proliferation of planting going on by a certain Texas Luv Bug! Planting here and there and everywhere! From what we've seen in our pre-boxing days, Texas is a mighty big state so there's plenty of room for new boxes. Keep up the good work!

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Monday, March 14, 2005

The Patient List Has Expanded!

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We've just updated our growing list of Boo Boo Box recipients. We got back from VT on Sunday and found about 6 emails from needy, hurt letterboxers. This postal letterbox is still on its way to our house and then it will find its way to those in need of some comfort and care. Some of you have emailed us but have forgotten to include your snail mail address. If you emailed us over the weekend or want this box in the future - please send along your mailing address. It helps speed the process along - thanks!

posted by Mark and Sue at Monday, March 14, 2005

Monday's Goodies are Up!

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After a restful weekend, we are pleased to offer you the Monday goodies.

Our Box of the Week is The Dawnlander's Edmund Fitzgerald #2, which tells the story of a doomed ship and it's wreck in Lake Superior. This tragedy inspired Gordon Lightfoot's song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which The Dawnlanders have weaved through the clues along with facts.

Our Poll of the Week deals with your ideal time in which to begin the New Boxer's Sunday night chat. Please vote below!

posted by Mark and Sue at Monday, March 14, 2005

Friday, March 11, 2005

That Travelin' Hog!

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Funhog should have been at our house a few Sundays ago when a group of us were getting coptic stitch logbook-making lessons from Alafair! Instead, this little piggy found time to plant a box in Hawaii!!! It must be great being a Funhog! Click the ridin' Hog to be brought to clues to this new Maui letterbox, Ae'0, or Hawaiian Stilt, which is a long-billed bird found only on the islands of Hawaii.

posted by Mark and Sue at Friday, March 11, 2005

Have a Great Weekend!

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Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy! We're headed to the great white North for some snowshoeing and communing with nature. Hope to win at dominoes as well!

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Don't forget Sunday night's chat on the newboxer's talk list. Starts at 8pm or whenever people show up. Thanks to a suggestion of a very good friend, our new Poll of the Week will deal with the best time you feel the Sunday night chat should begin. Watch for that Poll to be up on Monday!

posted by Mark and Sue at Friday, March 11, 2005

Urgent Guru Gathering Notice!

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We just received the following email from Merenwen and Olwe regarding the rescheduling of The Guru Gathering:

Hello Everyone,

I have started getting the e-mail I thought I would be getting when I saw the four days of snow ahead. I would not want any one to be crazy and drive up here for a gathering in such bad conditions, so after much thought, I amchanging the date of the gathering to April 3rd . I am sorry to anyone who has made reservations already but I am doing this for everyones' safety. April 3rd will hopefully bring good weather and an extra hour of daylight. Please e-mail me with any questions and I hope all of you will still be able to make it up then.

Merenwen and Olwe

posted by Mark and Sue at Friday, March 11, 2005

Thursday, March 10, 2005

A Tribute to a Lobsta!

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photo courtesy of Chuck Straub

Flutterby has seen fit to honor another of her friends with this newest letterbox dedicated to Lobsta Lady. One of our Dartmoor trip attendees, we can attest to the wonderful nature of this most helpful, deserving CT boxer. Click Lobsta's picture above to be taken to the new box that bears her name.

posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 10, 2005

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Some Brand New Boxes

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posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 09, 2005

If It's Such a Mystery then . . .

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posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 09, 2005

A New International Box

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posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Cherokee Rose says "Time for a . . . . .

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posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 09, 2005

2nd Annual May Day Gather

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MommaFox emailed us that she has scheduled the 2nd Annual May Day Gathering for - what else - May Day, May 1st! The location will be announced in the future but it will remain in Northeastern CT. This was a memorable event last year, despite the pouring rain, since, among other things, it's where we met the Dynamic Duo - Seth & Kellie.

Watch our New England Area Gatherings Page for updates to this and the growing number of gatherings to come as the spring fast approaches.

posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Just Received an Important Email!

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File photo - courtesy of Rhus Radicans, PI


For immediate release:

Her Ladyship, Hydrangea Prisspott nee Hedge, accompanied by her sister, Ivy Hedge (a.k.a. Poison Ivy,) will take an hour out of their busy social schedule to make a statement in her first public appearance since the publishing of some alleged photos of herself.

The purpose of the appearance is to make a statement regarding the validity of said photos and to comment on rumours of unseemly personal habits.

Immediately following the statement, Lady Prisspott and Ivy will be available for an informal 'exchange' of pleasantries.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 2, 2005

The Atrium Lounge, 8th Floor
NY Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, NY, NY

End of Press Release

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Wearin' O The Green

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This is the perfect box to look for if you are in NYC during the St. Patrick's Day holiday! Planted by Stella, this box is located in Kings Park, NY. Click on the shamrocks above.

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Monday, March 07, 2005

The Guru Gathering is Sunday!

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Don't forget to attend the Maine Guru Gathering, hosted by Merenwen & Olwe. Check out our Gatherings Page for the details.
Say hello to everyone for us!

posted by Mark and Sue at Monday, March 07, 2005

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Updated The Boo Boo Box Page!

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Now that our computer is back up, we had some time to update the Boo Boo Letterbox page with links to 2 new pages - Boo Boo Box FAQ's as written by Jude of Team Freckles and Warrior Woman and a List of Current Recipients who are on our list once this box hits the postal system, which should be very soon!

posted by Mark and Sue at Sunday, March 06, 2005

A Summary

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Since events happened in a mind-numbing pace, we've opened a new page for all of those Lady Prisspott fans who we've heard from since this saga began. Now a summary with links is available in one spot for those that want to keep abreast of this story as it bares itself to the letterboxing community.

posted by Mark and Sue at Sunday, March 06, 2005

Don't Forget the Chat Tonight!

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Don't forget to stop by the Chat tonight at the Newboxers Talk List.
Hope you can all make it.

posted by Mark and Sue at Sunday, March 06, 2005

Goodies are Ready!

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Our Box of the Week is The Stone Bridge, located in Yantic, CT and placed by Peaches and Bear [weren't they a singing duo from the '80s? :-) ]

Our Poll of the Week asks how anxious you are for spring, so that you can enjoy the longer days [for boxing] and the warmer weather [for boxing] and the disappearance of snow [for boxing.] Please vote now!

posted by Mark and Sue at Sunday, March 06, 2005

Friday, March 04, 2005

Student Defends Prisspott's Honor!

Lady Prisspott's dilemma has taken a new twist this morning, with an email in defense of Her Ladyship, written by a former student.

Please click on the image above to be privvy to a studen't response!

posted by Mark and Sue at Friday, March 04, 2005

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Now THIS is someone who GETS it!

This following post was written by Uneksia in answer to people questioning why people letterbox, why bother with the talk list, etc. after the recent rash of ill-tempered and negative posts:

same thoughts different scenario.

why do i letterbox? because it is in my blood. i hope the thrill of finding a tupperware box never dies for me. i don't care if these boxes are in the woods, in a planter outside a cvs, in my mailbox, on the internet, up a tree in a lake, oh gosh the list could go on and on.

would i continue to letterbox if this list did not exist? you bet i would. once it is truly in your blood how can you not? every time i follow a clue i feel honored. someone, a someone i might not even ever meet, has trusted me to appreciate that small part of themselves that they have laid out in the wilds of an uncertain world. has trusted me to be respectful of that special place they have brought me to. has trusted me to be respectful of the care and love that they have put into that hidden treasure.

i for one am grateful to a whole lot of people. some i have never met.
vermont viking and susan, mark and sue pepe, teamgreendragon, funhog, ryan, wanda and pete, tom cooch, der mad stamper, trishk, the drew clan, the list could go on and on. if you don't know why i am grateful to them then read the archives.

i letterbox because it is there. because i want to preserve this wonderful adventure for the future generations.

i letterbox because of:

the hike
the stamp (handcarved or store bought)
the log
the mystery
the sneakiness (still a kid at heart)
the fantastic people i meet along the way
the clues
the quick driveby
the something is in my mailbox besides bills
the virtual when the nights are long and lonely
the beauty of having made that 10 mile hike up the mountain


Thanks, Uneksia. We hope your words go to the hearts of letterboxers all over the country. Your sentiments match many of those who truly love this hobby.

posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 03, 2005


posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, March 03, 2005

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Back from My Computer Woes with a Scoop!

My son's friend just brought back our nursed-to-health, newly reformatted computer and it's great to be back online~

While we were offline, we hired a private investigator to look into GW Bush's interview which featured horrible charges against Lady Prisspott's honor. We're sure you've had a chance to read Lady Prisspott's retort to defend her honor.

This has been most unsettling to the letterboxing world. In hopes to clear up this matter, we hired a nationally-known private investigator and we received his investigative report - just as we were plugging in our computer.

Please be warned: This report is not for the faint of heart or those easily offended.

If you want to proceed - please click below!

posted by Mark and Sue at Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

A Bedtime Fairy Tale for Letterboxers ~

Click the image above for a letterboxing fairy tale, as told by DerMadStampersMudder!

posted by Mark and Sue at Tuesday, March 01, 2005