As promised I wanted to tell you about Geocaching.
Here’s the deal, my buddy came over the other night to watch some X Files. He did not watch it when it was on and we were huge fans, I mean, we named our daughter Gillian.
Anyhow, We are currently enjoying season 6 and each week we will pick a night, watch a few episodes and just hang out. Monday night after two very great episodes my friend says, “Dude, have you ever heard of Geocaching?”
I know I had heard the term but it immediately made me think of Geology, a subject in which I fall promptly to sleep. Sorry guys it’s just not my thing. So I asked him to go on.
He told me about Geocaching and I was sold. Here’s what he said.
“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.”
Ok, so maybe I pulled that from the website but however he explained it, I dashed to the computer to sign up and find my first cache!
Later that night (11:00) my wife got home while I was putting on my shoes and getting ready to walk out the front door.
“What are you doing,” she said holding back a giggle since she knows I am so bizarre.
“Um, we’ll be back, we are gonna go find something.”
So Matt (Sorry dude but saying “My Buddy” a million times reminds me of that boy doll thing) and I hopped in the car
and drove around to find our very first cache. And when we found it, it was over. I am in. I love it!
I downloaded an app for my iPhone that helps us find them and am already thinking about places I could place
my own cache which will be very cool. Last night I took the kids out and we found a couple together. They seemed to have a good time after we finally found our first one together. It’s tough to find them especially with so many Muggles (people that are not Geocaching) around. You don’t want non-players to find them and remove them or disturb them.
Anyhow, I know some of you are into this. Please share your stories and advice because I am a total noob and would love some direction.
And let me know if you are thinking about checking this out. I would love to hear about your adventures!
For more info check out www.geocaching.com