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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Geocaching

Well, today we plan on geochaching! It is suppose to be a gorgeous day, too. So, we will have a ton of fun tramping through the woods looking for hidden treasure boxes. For those of you who don't know what in the world geocaching is...it is sort of like a high tech treasure hunt. First, you log on to geocaching. com, then you find the coordinates of the little treasure box that somebody hid, then you take your GPS device and hunt until you come near the coordinates. After that, it is up to you and your group look around and find the cache. Usually, it is just a bunch of worthless junk inside the cache, like MacDonald's toys, key chains, cheap dollar store stuff, but the point is to find the cache. Occasionally, there are geocoins in a cache. These are pretty cool and whoever put them there had to spend a little more money than the dollar store for these coins. The rules are that you take something and then put something of your own back. There is also a logbook that you sign for your group and you tell how hard, easy, or fun the cache was. Each cache is labeled for ease or difficulty. If it is an incredibly hard cache the prizes get better. We don't have many of those around here. These are the one that you have to scuba dive, rock climb, solve mysteries and clues that lead you to the next set of clues until finally you get the real coordinates for the cache. So, this game is a lot of fun and I hope we find something today!

2 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds like fun, hope you find something sweetie.

Ditto said...

It is a lot of fun! We're having a great time getting outdoors, meeting new people and finding 'treasure'!

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