Thursday, January 01, 2009

"It's COOL because Holly does it!"

Peer pressure.
I needed to do it to be cool.
Made me feel better to be like everyone else.

Balderdash.
It looked sooooo cool, I wanted to do it.
Needed to do it.
Holly first got me interested, but I let the idea stew. Then I bought Dh a GPS *snicker*.

Where are they going?

WHAT are they doing?

ew.EW! What IS she pointing to?

She's lost her marbles? Maybe she's found them?

YES...YES...YES! She found it. 2 other noble pirates looking for the treasure and the MOTHER found it

This egg was a "microcache". It carries only a visitor log. This was my second find. Boooooring, lol.

BUT! Look at the booty this first GEOCACHE yielded. Score! You take one item, and put another in. You make it home, and long onto www.geocache.com and record your find, and the items you both took and added. We took the rusty nail, and replaced it with a Brazilian coin. (It's to be of equal value.)


So we are now addicted to Geocaching. What fun. What strenuous exercise! I ache all over! Guess that's good for me. We live in the Sonoran Desert, but there are ALOT of mountains and they are prime location for great hiding places. Mountains, rocks, sandy dry river washes, etc.


What is geocaching? You use your GPS (global positioning system) and enter the longitude and latitude of a prospective hiding place. Getting to it is one thing, FINDING it is another. As you can see above, the parcels can be of different variety, and can be buried, tied to a tree, covered in rocks, magnetized to something...anything the hider can think up.


These two finds were last week, and today we found 2 more. What fun, but boy am I pooped.
Great way to start out our New Year, and a fun family activity for my Dh, dd and me. Dh and daughter and dd have even gone out geocaching WITHOUT ME! Heaven forbid.






9 comments:

Warty Mammal said...

I've read about this, and it's cool knowing someone who's actually doing it. It sounds like an interesting way to blend exercise with a treasure hunt. Fun.

Shasta said...

I went geocaching with a friend once - she got me intrigued, but without a gps, there isn't a lot I could find. I did find one treasure, quite by accident, so I do have one logged! I got a gps for Christmas, so I'm hoping when the weather turns nicer, I can go searching for treasure!

andsewitis Holly said...

Wheeee! You've discovered the thrill of geocaching and now you're hooked. Resistance is futile, isn't it? I'm so happy. It really is great fun and good exercise like you say. Funny that the others went without you even. How dare they! I look forward to reading your adventures.

Christine Thresh said...

Geocaching sounds like a lot of fun. I think I'd like it (except for the climbing up mountains part).

Chris said...

We've been geocaching over two years now. Just love it! Have the family into it too.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That's very popular around here as well....love the little Christmas tree wall hanging, Tracey

The Calico Quilter said...

I have never heard of this (where have I been?). It does sound like fun. My only question is - can you do it on flat land? LOL

rianammerman said...

How interesting! Who knew! (not me...)

This sounds like a great way to get some exercise and wake up those sleeping muscles. Like a treasure hunt.

Pam said...

Yes, it's a mad-mad world in the geocaching world...we've been caching for just over 1½ yrs and are hooked. We even purchased GPS units to give to our kids and their families ~ they are hooked too!

Enjoy!

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