A Year in the Life of Santa - February LbNA # 37758 (ARCHIVED)
|Owner||Lone Star Quilter|
|Placed Date||Jan 31 2008|
|Found By||Gryzzled Gryphon|
|Last Found||Oct 18 2009|
Everyone knows what Santa is up to around Christmas time, right? If he’s not packing up toys and gifts, he’s probably sitting in a big chair at the mall, finding out what all the little ones want for Christmas. Sometimes he’s out on the street corner ringing a bell and collecting money for those less fortunate folks who can’t afford to buy Christmas presents. And how much time does he spend starring in all those Christmas movies and TV shows? Okay, so that takes how long? A few days? A week? Did you ever wonder what Santa Claus does the rest of the year? This series of letterboxes will attempt to answer that question month by month. Let’s see now, February has Ground Hog Day, Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day. So, what do you think Santa does in February?
This letterbox is located at the Mercer Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Spring, Texas. Go east on 1960 from the Hardy Toll Road. Turn north onto Aldine Westfield Road. Watch for the signs and you will come to a stoplight at the Gardens. Turn left into the west side (Arboretum). Immediately turn right into the parking area and park at the far end, next to Cypress Pavilion.
To the Box:
Take the trail that starts between the Rest Room and the Pavilion. At the first junction, go left. You will shortly come to a tee junction and will see a trail marker sign in front of you. Find the 4 x 4 post that has the trail names on it. About 10 steps off the trail from that post you will see 2 large pine trees very close together. The letterbox lies on the right side of the trees as you look at them from the trail, at their base, covered with leaves and sticks.
There are many other letterboxes hidden in this great park, so come prepared to find them.