I don’t know what rock I’ve been hiding under, but up until about 3 months ago I had never heard of geocaching. I’ve got to assume I’m not the only person who hasn’t heard of it yet… so let me tell you a bit and share some links with you so you can learn more. Geocaching is essentially a treasure hunt. Using the geocaching website or mobile app on your phone, the website will figure out where you are and what ‘treasures’ or caches are close to you. You can then select the one you are looking for and go after it. You phone/compass will direct you to where you need to be within a few meters and from there the hunt begins. Here are a few awesome videos I found when I was first starting to look for geocaching info.
And this one was great too….
So in following up with my last post about boredom this has become a great summertime solution for us. My boys are 12 and 14 and geocaching is right up their ally. We wander and explore and have a great time in the process.
Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Sault Ste. Marie with my husband Chris who was headed their for work. We spent about 6 hours one day in the downtown area just hunting for geocaches. We totally had to stop and take this awesome selfie with the Moose statue we wandered past. Now I must admit… either we aren’t very good at it, or they were very well hidden, because we had a bit of hard time. After several hours of searching in 4 or 5 different locations we were just about to give up, when we decided to hunt for one last ‘treasure’. And JACKPOT! We were so excited to finally have found one that it made our entire day of looking completely worth while.
All in all I believe we walked about 9.5 km hunting for geocaches that day. Not a bad way to beat the summer boredom blues and get some exercise and fresh air in the process!
I encourage you to learn more about geocaching and then get outside and find your own treasures!!