Retired Eagle LbNA # 28459 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jan 25 2007|
|Last Found||Mar 20 2014|
Distance to Letterbox: 200 yards
Status of Letterbox: Reported missing, but not confiremed yet.
The "Retired Eagle" letterbox is dedicated to a goal set over 30 years ago, and achieved at the end of 2006. Who was this person, and what was the goal.
The person. Well I know him by many names. Bubba Bear - from the names we gave each other on our first camping trips together, and from which my letterboxing name came from. Best Friend - not only is he my best friend, he has served as a father figure for my most of my life, and is the person I have always tried to impress the most. But you all know him as Silver Eagle, who did not start letterboxing in Texas, but was instrumental in getting us on the map (in more ways than one).
The goal. Even in my young years (as he is 9 years older than me) I remember him planning to retire at age 52. Well this year he reached that age, and as always planned, he acheived that goal. Now he will have plenty of time to letterbox, and get better at Frisbee Golf, which is why this box is located on a frisbee golf course!
From Highway 290, heading out of town, exit Spring Cypress/Cypress Rosehill. Go through 1st light, and turn left on Cypress Rosehill. Pass Black Horse subdivision on your right, and soon you will come to a large "Bridgeland" subdivision sign. Turn right on North Bridgeland Parkway, and go about a mile. Turn right on House Hahl Road, and then a quick left at sign for Oak Meadow Park into circular parking area. Park near stone restrooms.
To the Letterbox:
Facing restrooms, go right on sidewalk and cross wood bridge near Hole #1. Continue to sidewalk split, and go right. At next intersection, go over to the Hole #17 tee box. Walk down the grass fairway toward the goal. As you approach the goal, look left for a grass pathway through the trees. Take this path for 14 steps. Stop. Look right at large tree that is behind the brush in front. Walk 8 steps into the brush to the back side of the tree. At the base is a pile of wood chunks. The box is under this pile. Please re-pile wood, as frisbees may end up in this area!!!!
Congradulation Silver Eagle on your Retirement!!!