4.23.2008

Have you ever........


tried Geocaching? It is so fun! If you have a hand held GPS device, you can do it. If you don't have one, you can come with us. Here is how it works; There are little treasure boxes hidden all over the world that contain little gizmos that you can trade. You would be surprised that you have probablly been walking past one of these on your daily jogs through the park. First, you have to log into the Geocaching website then enter your address or zipcode and select how many miles you are willing to travel. Second, find a "cache" that you are interested in and enter the coordinates into your GPS. Third, go find it by following the directions on your device. Don't forget to take little treasures to leave in the container and don't forget to sign the log inside too. Usually the treasures aren't that neat, but the kids like to choose something to keep. sometimes there is money, sometimes there are toys, pins, jewelry. It is a good way to get out and explore the valley. We have found a few parks and hiking trails that we wouldn't have found if we weren't looking for treasure. For the intense "geocacher" there are travelling "bugs" (that's what they call them, but they aren't real bugs) that you can find sometimes in the container, If you find it.....sign it out and put it into another "cache" and log it on the website. These bugs travel all over the world. Anyway warm weather is almost here, so I thought I would share one of our hobbies so you can can enjoy it too.

5 comments:

Rachel Hagen said...

I've never tried geocaching (sp), but I have a coworker who is soooo into it. He has spent so much money on little toys for it. I find it very interesting. I bet your kids love it. Isn't that exciting about the today show?!? I agree, it keeps us going when times are hard...

Melinda said...

Ohh...I need to try this!!

Paige said...

We love geocaching! We've only done it twice but it was a ton of fun!

Ashley Chandler said...

I've wanting to do this for years but don't have a GPS unit. Seems like a great activity for the kids.

eRiCa said...

is it also called letterboxing...cause there's ones around here and i have looked at their webpage and thought it would be fun to do....I even posted about it a year or so ago...you'll have to let me know how it is.