Friday, March 13, 2009

It's the weekend, let's Geocache!


We have had fun geocaching (geo-cash-ing). Essentially you go around with a GPS and find caches that have little trinkets in them to trade out. By visiting geocaching.com and searching around your house or a nearby park, you can find a bunch of little caches hidden in trees, pipes or under rocks.

The kids enjoy it and it gives us a change to get out of the house. With the end of a long winter and with finances being a little tight, geocaching is a fun free way to get some good family time in.



Here is a picture of Pinkerbelle and Skippy finding a cache hidden under that street light box. This type of cache is a micro-cache. This this kind you just sign your name to a little roll of paper.




There are hundreds of thousands of caches around the world. Take a look at their website and sign up for a free account to start hunting. It's a great way to get outside and have some fun with the kids.

You can learn more at geocaching.com.

12 comments:

  1. I've wanted to do this for years, but never had a GPS that I could rely on. I just got a new one, and you reminded me of this website!

    Thanks for reminding about this cool adventure. :)

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  2. We don't have a GPS but this sounds really cool!

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  3. Huh...I have never heard of this before. Thanks for the info. Sounds like fun! :)

    Happy Fatherhood Friday!

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  4. I love this idea...I'm going to check it out

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  5. i heard of this and always wanted to do this with my kids, but i i dnt have a GPS.

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  6. I have read about this just never took the time to take my GPS out and find something. Fun stuff though if you have the time.

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  7. I have never hear of it but it sounds interesting. And all this time I only thought a GPS would help me hunt and fish.

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  8. We'll have to give this a try when the kid is a little older.

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  9. That's pretty cool...kind of a like a high tech scavenger hunt...my little man is a ways away from something like that, but I'd definitely want to try if they had it in my area when he is ready.

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  10. i've seen and read about that...looks fun :)

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  11. Gotta love it, I used to Geocache but I figured I am always on the search for that lost toy around the house. Why do I need to go do it for fun? Maybe again someday...

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  12. Thanks for this post. I think my 13 yr old and 6 yr old would enjoy this "Treasure Hunt". I have never heard of thid but my wife has so I will definetly check it out. I like that it is also Free, that is a bonus.

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