Thursday, October 1, 2015

A New Obsession - Geocaching

Apparently, Geocaching has been around for a while.  Laurie has just found out about it and we have decided it might be a fun thing to incorporate into our roamings.

A Geocache is a container of small to large size that has been hidden in a location somewhere in the world.  There are many kinds of them, and a cache could be anything.  Typically, it is a small box  that contains a log book.  When you locate the cache, you write your name and the date into the log book.  Sometimes, a cache will contains items. These items are there to be looked at for fun, sometimes, you are to take one as a souvenir and are invited to leave something of your own.

There is a phone app, that will show caches in whatever area you are in.  You select the one you wish to find, and follow the co-ordinates and clues to the cache.  The app will let you know when you have arrived to the spot and you look around for the hidden thingy.

What I'm going to do, is put a Geocache section into my posts. At this time we have gone out to a place just to find a particular cache or looked on the phone app for caches in an area to which we have traveled.

We are 1 for 5.  We'll get better at it.

To learn more, the website is

There are also groups of seekers in many states and cities and they have meetings and events.


We went out to find a cache located right here by our park.  We walked by the Highway and down into a field towards a copse of trees.  This cache was supposed to be a five-gallon bucket.  We never found it.  I think I should have gone into the trees further.  It was our first time and we were still trying to figure it all out.

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