Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Geocaching Adventures

This is probably my 10th post on geocaching in the last four years, but I post again regarding the subject because it is an excellent way to spend quality time with your kids.  If you're new to geocaching or have never heard of it, it is basically treasure hunting for adults (and kids!) without the danger of death by pirates!  There are caches, small containers with a log and sometimes trade-able items, hidden all over.  I guarantee you there are caches hidden near you.  My kids are 9 and 6 and I've been geocaching with them since they were in a stroller.  Now that they are older we can be more adventurous and this year we started doing all day geocaching marathons.

We've done two of these marathons this year.  We get up early, pack lunches and snacks, and head out.  We drive around the countryside looking for caches.  Both trips lasted 9-10 hours and we could have kept going but dinner beckoned us home.  On our first trip we found 27 caches and on our second we found 22.  We're sitting around 470 all-time caches found for us and have the goal of finding our 500th before school starts in a couple of weeks.  Another marathon, or maybe two, and we'll reach our goal!

To learn more about geocaching and to find the location of caches near you, go to:

Geocaching is free, although you'll pay for gas driving around.  I do encourage you to purchase the app for your phone.  It is well worth the few dollars it costs!

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