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!!!"

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Beauty from a Boxer's Eyes

In June of 2006, Sue, Deanne, Dave & I took a trip to Hogland in OR. During that great week, we had occasion to letterbox in the desert of central OR. Funhog threw an intimate gathering at her sty for us and we had the opportunity to finally meet the 4DToes who we had corresponded with over the years. Don and Gwen were with us that night as well. We also met Birder for the first time that warm evening in the desert where we all enjoyed a breath-taking sunset. He joined us later that week at Smith Rock State Park for a box-filled day. This gentle, kind man made such an impression on us.

Forward to a few months ago. I opened a Flickr account and within a week was contacted by Birder. It seems, unbeknown to us, that Birder is a fantastic photographer. While we were in OR, he gifted us with a beautiful original pen & ink drawing so we knew he was left brain but WOW. Below find the link to his Flickr account. His photos are wonderful. We hope you enjoy them and someday get a chance to this boxer who told us the history of central OR, identified wildlife and the terrain. Great work, Birder!

posted by Mark and Sue at Thursday, August 16, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

Dartmoor is Calling . . . .

The beauty of the moor is calling and it's getting closer for The Moor Torists - the group of 16 letterboxers we'll be leading to the moor beginning Friday, September 14th.

With just a little more than 4 weeks remaining before we leave for Dartmoor, The Moor Tor-ists are starting to get excited. Plans are being made, friendships in the UK will be renewed, clues have been printed, final payments are being made, stamps are being carved and suitcases will be packed.

After over a year of planning, we are in the home stretch! I've had clothes and gear put aside for many months! Our time nears and we can hardly wait . . .

posted by Mark and Sue at Monday, August 13, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Another Pinecone Adventure . . . .

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While we've both been swamped at work and haven't been posting much, behind the scenes there's been stuff a-brewin'! We're pleased to announce our next letterboxing adventure for the boxing public . . . . .

It's called "Bed & Boxing." Now don't go rushing to conclusions about the name! This event will take place sometime in November of 2008 in Jackson, NH for a weekend of boxing in the beautiful, classic White Mountains area.

Sue & I were contacted by an inn owner who represented 3 inns that have formed a "Letterboxinn" group. Together, they planted 10 exclusive boxes that are available only to their guests. Boxes are planted in 3 difficulties ranging from easy to more difficult hikes.

We're still working on clarifying the rates, we've negotiated a 10% off reduction that will occur once we have 10 rooms or more booked. The website states a $319 rate for the weekend but I'm awaiting clarification that this is a per couple rate and then the 10% reduction will be off of that. The rate will include 2 nights stay at one of the 3 inns, full breakfast daily and an afternoon snack daily.

Details are still being planned as you can see. Our thoughts are after a hearty New England breakfast, we'll depart for some boxing on Saturday, arrange for a dinner together apart from the inns and maybe fit in some more boxing on Sunday after breakfast and before we depart for home. Keep an eye here for further details once our Dartmoor trip is over.

UPDATE: The cost for the weekend for 2 people is between $250 and $350, depending on which of the 3 inns you choose. The 2 more upscale inns are $300 and $350 per couple. We'll be including links to the inns shortly.

If you think you are interested, drop us an email or better yet, sign up below!

posted by Mark and Sue at Saturday, August 04, 2007