Saturday, January 21, 2012

Geocaching 101

C3 discovered Geocaching this weekend! We love it!!!

Up until a few days ago I really wasn't sure what Geocaching was. I thought it was people going out into the woods looking for geodes! Ummm... I was a bit off.

After Googling it and going to I realized this was something C3 would love.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

We spent a good part of the day looking for geocaches in our area. It was a lot of fun. Colton really enjoyed the treasure hunt. At a lot of the containers you could swap items.  

We downloaded the free Geocaching app to our iPhones first. Visited about 4 sites with limited information from our free app, so we decided to bite the bullet and purchase the real deal... and it is totally worth it.

We are already planning our next geocaching day and thinking of fun places to hid our own for others to find. I don't know how it has taken us this long to find out about geocaching, but we are hooked! 

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