We did a Volksmarch in Center on Sunday. There was a box called “A Castle in Texas” along the walk route. The clue led us to a pocket park and this mural, but the box was supposed to be at the base of the Pecan tree across from the mural. Tree is gone and so is the box.
After we finished the walk we headed over to the new city park with it’s hike trail to see if there was a place to hide a box. We walked over the bridge and into the woods and the Sugarglider box stayed behind.
From Center we headed West to Nacogdoches. We visited the Azalea Garden where I found my letterbox was still safely tucked away. We then headed to the Pioneer Park to look for The Chief’s Sons. The clue directed us to find a three trunked tree across the ravine. We actually found two that might fit the description, but neither hid a box.
Also in Pioneer Park was PT Phone Home. We parked near the north most pavilion as directed. It says to look for the sign for disc golf tees 13 and 16. If this is the sign referred to it is useless. We didn’t find any other signs.
We wandered around and found tees 1 and 18. We were traveling home and didn’t have all day so we gave it up and recorded it as a not found. We continued West and stopped just outside of Alto at the Old Palestine Cemetery for a really interesting box. Killed in the Line of Duty – what a sad story. The box is alive and well!
We continued on into Alto to the cemetery there. We first looked for POW’s at Le Pitit Mont Rouge. We found the headstone in the clue.
We found the tree with the iron ore rocks, but we did not find a letterbox.
There was a second box in the cemetery called The Sunflower. We found the historical marker in the clue.
We found the large cedar with the headstones hidden beneath it.
We found the bricks, but there was no box. Just by chance I noticed something blue further in. Someone had tossed the box clear up under the tree. It took some crawling but the box was retrieved and we left it as described in the clue… under the bricks. The logbook was wet but not yet mushy. I wished I hate a way to dry it out.
Continuing West we stopped at the Caddo Mounds and I planted a box not far from the burial mound.
Our last stop, just as it started to rain was for the Old Pepper Tree letterbox. I was sad to see that the tree itself appears to be dead! And unfortunately the box wasn’t there either.
So we had another fun day. We attempted eight (including the check on my own box). And we found three and planted two more so it was a good day.