Courage LbNA # 32536
|Placed Date||Jul 4 2007|
|Last Found||Apr 19 2009|
Courage . . . The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.
In honor of my two beautiful daughters who have exemplified courage over the past several months, we placed this box 7/4/07.
"Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Osborne Park & Boat Landing is one of Henrico County's newest parks. It has a wonderful playground and views of the James River. Our half-lab enjoys leaping off the canoe launch and swimming there. Adjacent to the boat landing is a "watering hole" called The Lilly Pad which you may enjoy visiting as well!
Directions to Osborne Park: Take I-64 to Laburnum Ave., exit 195. Turn south at the stoplight onto Laburnum Ave. Continue on Laburnum Ave. for approximately 4 miles. After crossing Route 5/New Market Road, take first right onto Burning Tree Rd. (if you stay on Laburnum, you will end up on 895, Pocahontas Pkwy). Turn left onto Osborne Turnpike. Osborne Park & Boat Landing will be on your right.
Take I-295 to Route 5 exit toward Varina. Take left on Strath Rd. Take right on Kingsland Rd. Kingsland turns into Osborne Tnpk. Osborne Park & Boat Landing will be on your left.
Park in the bottom lot on the right.
Follow the sidewalk to the blacktop trail to the left of the picnic shelter which runs parallel to the James River.
Keep straight at the first 4-way intersection.
At the next 4-way intersection, go right.
46 steps past the boardwalk, there is an impressive, large-trunked, multi-limbed elm (?) tree on the left. You will find the Courage letterbox behind this tree under four river rocks.
(There is a small gift for the first finder to use to plant a letterbox.)
Please replace all four rocks on the letterbox as this area is prone to flooding. We did not see any poison ivy in this area, but check yourself for ticks.
Continue on the trail, staying straight at the 3-way intersection for the parking lot and river or going left for the playground you passed on your way in.