Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Geocaching!

We'd been wanting to do this for a while, and Philip discovered online that there are a TON of geocaches in our area. Yesterday we went out and found our first ones!

Philip showing Keenan how to follow the GPS compass

Getting close...

Almost there...

We found it!

Fairly well disguised

This is one that the kids can take something out and replace it with something of their own.

Philip adding us to the log book

Putting everything back in

Number two...

This one took some serious looking!

Moriah has spotted it!

This was part one, with GPS coordinates to the second one...

This search would prove to be in vain...
After about 20 mosquito bites (for me) and some sand spurs in Moriah's shoes, she and I decided to wait this one out in the van.

...these two caught my attention on the way, though...


Philip and Keenan found one more (at a different location) after this and... we were hooked!   A new family activity is born for us!

Philip and I went out for a date last night and looked for one.   We got close, but it got dark before we were actually able to locate the cache.  We'll go back some other time. =)

It's not about what you're doing, it's who you're with =)

3 comments:

Mom W. said...

This is a new thing to me... looks fun!!

Mom E said...

OMWorld...I used to say that to Philip All the time when he was younger, "It's not what you're doing, it's who you're with" especially when we were doing something he didn't really like... like going to the beach or roller skating... hahaha
I read about geocaching in a fictional mystery book several years ago. Had never heard of it before then. Just found out they have places around us to do it too.

Mom E said...

P.S. love Keenan's shirt... :)