On our way to the Dumas Volksmarching Event we detoured to look for a couple of boxes. The first was Up the Trail at Doans, Tx. But it was missing. We enjoyed visiting this historic site. It was an interesting place.
Historic Doan’s Store
We went on to Altus to look for Waterbird Missile. It was a small town and the box should have been in this park, in this tree. But we didn’t find it.
We went on and did the Dumas 10K. The next day we did a 10K in Channing. After the volksmarch we went to the cemetery and looked for The Rolling Courthouse. Yeah, we found it.
We drove back to Dumas where we spent the night. With plenty of time still we visited the Windows on the Plains Museum. We spent time inside as well as wondering around the outside. We found the Texas Ranger letterbox inside.
The next morning we headed to Stafford to do the 10K there so we paused on the way to look for Cactus, TX letterbox in Cactus, Tx. Unfortunately the sign the letterbox was supposed to be hidden by was gone. No way to locate the box.
From TexasEscapes Website.
After doing the volksmarch in Stafford we looked for The Stratford Station which was a cute little gingerbread building. Unfortunately, the box was gone.
We headed on over to the Stratford Cemetery where I left behind a box The Stratford Pheasant. Stratford claims to be the pheasant capital of Texas.
We then moved on to Dalhart where we would be spending the next night. We had some time to kill so we went looking for The Empty Saddle. Not only did we not find the letterbox (in the cemetery); we didn’t find the actual sculpture. They are widening the highway and it has been taken down. According to locals it is being refurbished and will be placed in a new location after the highway construction is complete.
The next day we walked Dalhart, and spent another night before heading south to Tascosa (Boys Ranch) to do a walk. It was an interesting place. While there I planted Deadly Duck at Tascosa Boot Hill cemetery.
Leaving the Boys Ranch we drove to Abilene to spend the night. Before heading on home the next morning we looked for Flitter Flutter in the Cemetery. Found it. We also saw this memorial in the cemetery.
We were going through Dublin so we stopped to look for I’m a Pepper but it was gone.
Clue to the box was this poem.
This is where the box should have been.