Oh my goodness, I am hooked! If you don’t know what geocaching is, there is this great website www.geocaching.com
What is geocaching: Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
Yesterday I took John and the kids on an adventure. We finally have the third row seat in my jeep so we were able to go – all 6 of us together. First time since January. We went to 5 sites and found 4 of the caches. We traveled to beaches and woods and parks that we have never been to before. It was beautiful, the warm sun felt so good on our skin and it was great to get everyone some exercise.
Of the 4 caches we found, John found 3 of them. I was mostly on Rachel duty and ended up about 50 yards behind the rest of them but we didn’t give up. Cache #4 was found by Rachel at a very old cemetery in Cohasset, Massachusetts. We were on the site for about 15 minutes and just couldn’t find it (about to leave) and Rachel was hanging on to this old iron gate and feeling all around it and what did she find???! Yes!!! It was this micro cache (about the size of a fat watch battery) that unscrewed with a very teeny tiny paper scroll inside. It was magnetized and was “stuck” to this gate. Couldn’t have been a more perfect find. Leave it up to my beautiful blind daughter to find what all of us sighted folk couldn’t see. I am so proud of her, was a great boost to her self esteem.
I think I might steal the kids away from their summertime boredom to do more treasure hunting today because I am hooked. HOOKED! We are also going to make a few of our own caches and hide them nearby for others to find.