Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's a Treasure Hunt, Baby!

Has it really been since Sunday that I posted last?  Unreal!  Where does the time go?  I don't feel like I've been away from here for that long.



I have a new hobby.  I'm really kind of excited about it! 

Last spring, I heard about this neat activity called geocaching.  It's a really cool outdoor activity that involves GPS and a bit of scavenger hunting.  Sadly, last year I was unable to purchase a handheld GPS receiver and my interest in geocaching fell to the wayside.

Anybrokemama, last week while out picking up the last few things The Boy needed for his Boy Scout camping trip, I saw them.  There in the brightly lit case, were shiny, new handheld GPS receivers!  They were calling my name and I couldn't pass it up!  So, last Thursday, I became the proud new owner of a Garmin eTrex Venture HC. Image found on Google. My eTrex speaks English.

Although I haven't completely figured out how my fancy handheld location finder works, I have figured out how to load geocache coordinates and have successfully found my way to FOUR caches!!!  (What can I say, I have crazy mad skillz!) 

With summer finally in full swing, I am excited to get out of the house and get some more finds under my belt.  As I type, The Girl is laying next to me asking, "Can we go geocaching, mom?"  There are almost 300 geocaches within a 5 mile radius of my home alone!!! 

If you want more info on geocaching, or if you want to know if geocaching could be an activity for you and/or your family, check out http://www.geocaching.com/! You can find me there, too!

14 comments:

Busted Kate said...

I love geocaching! It's so much fun, and a great way to teach kids things like mapping, etc.

Nancy C said...

I've never heard of this. How cool! My boys will love this is a few years.

adrienzgirl said...

I had never heard of this either. Sounds like fun, I love scavenger hunts!

Anne said...

We used to geocache before our son was born :-) We have done it in many different states and it's so fun. I think PBS kids just launched their own geocaching stuff, too?

June said...

There are about 5 cashes right around my neighborhood. I have found two of them with a friend.
Blogger friend Julie is planning a "Vacaching" and writing about it on the Roadtrips for Family site.
Good hobby for you and the kids!!

Kate said...

I am too excited about this now. AAAAANNNNNNDDDDD doesn't your fancy pants phone have a gps on it?

Debbie said...

so fun...i have done this a few times with my sister, but only found one cache. Keep wanting to do it more but I do not have a GPS. Can't wait to hear your stories! Enjoy!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Sounds cool!!! Have fun and keep us posted in bloggyland!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Well, duh. 3rd time just to say thanks, Blogger, for making me look like an a$$. :P

Danielle said...

Never heard of it either, but am going to have to check it out. Looks fun!

Erin said...

I am always 3 years behind everyone else in the techno world....so I'm glad I have at least heard about this thing now!

Babes Mami said...

Let me know how it goes! We have been wanting to try it but are in anybrokemama time period and can't. I read about it in a magazine a few months ago..love the idea!

Alicia said...

i'm still confused! lol...but i'm off to check it out right now! i love scavenger hunts so i think i would love this!

Daffy said...

What an awesome way to get out of the house, moving, learning and doing something together! Wandering around aimlessly at Target isn't the best option....I always spend money doing that!

hope you share some of your adventures!

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