Where my Ninjas at? LbNA # 52219
|Placed Date||Feb 16 2010|
|Last Update||Jan 2 2011|
This letterbox is located at the Kiwanis Park in Asheboro, NC. It’s a quaint little ballpark just inside city limits. On many cool evenings in the spring and summer you might hear the sounds of a little league baseball game. All the rest of the time, it’s a quiet place frequented by dog walkers, power walkers, and joggers.
If you’re coming from 220, take the Fayetteville St. exit. Turn South onto Fayetteville St. then left onto Allred St. Take your first Right turn on Meadowbrook Rd. Kiwanis Park will be on your Left (be careful not to miss it)!
If you’re coming from 64, turn down Cox St., which is opposite Zoo Parkway. Stay on Cox until it ends, then turn Right onto Prichard St. Meadowbrook will be your first Left and Kiwanis will be on your Right.
Letterbox, when this whole hobby originated in England, was a synonym of mailbox (According to Wikipedia, so who knows if that’s actually true…). It’s a shame most letterboxes are thought to be bags of trash by the untrained eye! And that is your first clue. Find a parking spot and look to the South, you’ll notice a set of concrete stairs going through the bleachers. Keep to the right and watch out for mud that is usually prevalent! Hug the tree line and cross the small stream by whatever way seems best to you (not that big of a deal). Don’t be scared to take the hill head-on, your prize is at the very top. If you scan the area, you’ll find there are many fallen trees around; only one holds the prize. The tree at the crest of the small hill hides the hunted treasure in its uprooted base. Happy hunting!
Please be neat and tidy as you trade stamps. If you’re attempting this letterbox in the summer months, please be wary of all sorts of biting and stinging critters— Don’t stick your hand down a dark hole unless you’re sure it’s a letterbox you’re reaching for, and not a snake!