Sunday, March 8, 2009

Geocaching

Have you ever been geocaching? Have you even heard of it?

Geocaching: Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

I first heard about geocaching a few years ago when a friend from work told me about it. It sounded sort of strange to me, but sort of intriguing as well.

Years passed and I never gave it another thought. Until my sister-in-law and brother-in-law randomly went geocaching. So I called them nerds ... and then I asked when we could all go. Ha!

Today was the day ... my brother-in-law pulled up three caches within walking distance of our house, so we set out to find them. It was actually fun and it was sort of a race to see who could find them first.

Cache #1 ... the clues told us it was near a stream and under our feet, meaning somewhere on the bridge that crossed the stream. The prize for this one went to my sister-in-law ... she found it tucked up under the bridge after I had just looked right where she found it ... GRR ...
On the way to cache #2 ...
Cache #2 ... hidden in a log ... guess who found it?! Yep ... that would be me! That's riiight. Okay, it was totally not hidden well, but whatever ... I found it. Ha!Mason looking to see what was in cache #2 ...Cache #3 ... a tree "ornament" ... found by Kyle and Mason ...
And Ms. Addison ... along for the ride ...
Where's Payton? Clearly she didn't want her picture taken!

16 comments:

  1. So wanna go again next week???

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  2. We haven't gone yet, but I have the GPS ready, just as soon as it's warm enough!!!

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  3. High-tech, Hide and seek Lol sound like fun though.
    It sound like your BIL hid the items earlier, is that how it works?
    What did Mason find in cache 2????

    I knew one of your kido’s had to refuse to be photographed soon lol welcome to my world.

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  4. We have heard of this but now need the GPS to let us know where they are! So, what did you leave behind? A patient of ours goes out on these treasure hunts and the best one he found was a $10 bill...usually it is a paperclip or rubberband :)

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  5. Ok you are such a NERD!!! :)

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  6. I've heard of it, but never been, sound like fun!
    OK, you have to teach your hubby how to use the camera too!! You are never in the pictures! That or you just don't post them. Us mommies are never in the pictures.
    Oh, and Thank you for adding my blog to your blogroll! I need to rename the thing though, adding on is rather impersonal. That's the name I gave right when we first decided we were going to adopt.

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  7. OMG...we do Letterboxing! We have a family stamp and then each have an individual stamp... sooo much fun. It is basically the same thing but with out the GPS. We download clues from the internet and then head out. It is also great for long trips because we can let the kids stretch their legs a bit. So much fun! www.letterboxing.org and atlasquest.com are the sites we use the most.

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  8. OMG...we do Letterboxing! We have a family stamp and then each have an individual stamp... sooo much fun. It is basically the same thing but with out the GPS. We download clues from the internet and then head out. It is also great for long trips because we can let the kids stretch their legs a bit. So much fun! www.letterboxing.org and atlasquest.com are the sites we use the most.

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  9. OMG...we do Letterboxing! We have a family stamp and then each have an individual stamp... sooo much fun. It is basically the same thing but with out the GPS. We download clues from the internet and then head out. It is also great for long trips because we can let the kids stretch their legs a bit. So much fun! www.letterboxing.org and atlasquest.com are the sites we use the most.

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  10. actually I have heard of it. Its getting big here, even the kids in school are going out for class. There is actually a map for around Smethport online and you can find the places where the stuff is without the GPS. We should get involved!

    Tal

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  11. Oh I love geo caching. The best one we ever found was the scariest. It was an ammo box hidden in a dead log and when we were about to reach in to grab it, there was a rubber snake on it and we all about crapped our pants!!! Its a great way to get some fun exercise.

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  12. My husband's brothers go caching with their kids - they are H.O.O.K.E.D.!!!!!!! Every - and I mean EVERY - opportunity/free time they have they're out there! LOL I've opened an account at geocaching, but haven't gone out yet!

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  13. Fun! Love the last one of Nika. I guess Payton and Rylee are in the same anti-pic boat, lol.

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  14. Reading Stacey’s reply, do you think it could get creepy?
    I just read you Bag lady thread ok! Hahaha but seriously if your in the bush and some creep is in there waiting for you???

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  15. i got my gps but havent started yet. cant wait!!!

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  16. Just wanted to say, I started about 3 weeks ago and I've got 17 under my belt!!! My niece and nephews go with me.

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