With a Friday off we decided to do a day trip around Central Texas and do some Waymarking (virtual geocaching where you take a picture to record your visit) and Letterboxing. We headed south to Salado. Our first stop was at the public library to collect these three waymarks. Under the category of Citizen Memorials was a sculpture entitled “In Memory of Betty Jane McConnell”.
and there was an old school bell entitled “In Memory of Ruth Howe”.
Also at the library was a Dedicated Benches called “Dedicated to All Who Serve”.
We left the library and headed over to the another waymark under the Sculpture Gardens category entitled “Salado Sculpture Garden”.
None of the sculptures inside are waymarks (at least not yet. I entered a couple of them) but here are the pictures.
While there I checked on my letterbox “Fish Face” and found it safe and in good condition. I then looked for “Museful Mouse” but did not find it.
We headed back up to Temple where I planned to hide a box I’d named “Bird Watcher’s Delight”. We arrived at Little Flock Cemetery and since it was a waymark under both Worldwide Cemeteries and Texas Historical Markers, I have pictures to prove I was there.
Sadly my letterbox at this location is not to be. It is now a time capsule. I was checking to see if it would rest in the middle of a hollow tree and I thought it was a snug fit, but when I let go it dropped (about 4 feet) and was totally unreachable. So if the plastic outlast the tree, whoever chops it down may find a letterbox which may astound and amaze them!
We moved on to look for another letterbox called “Silent Awareness” which was at the ground of the Old Settlers and Veterans Association of Falls County. This is about half way between Lott and Marlin. It was an interesting place with a historical marker (not a waymark yet). It is falling in disrepair. Hope they fix it up. We successfully found this box and collected a very cute stamp!
We headed back into Waco were we went over to Oakwood Cemetery to look for a letterbox called “Cemetery Icons”. This is a series with 4 stamps. I’d already found three of the stamps and today I was looking for the fourth entitled “Hand Pointing Up”. Unfortunately the bush it was supposed to be in, was empty.
So we had a fun day trip touring around Central Texas.