Thursday, January 2, 2014


January 2, 2014

Lisa and the girls are still visiting, and with such a big group, we like to find fun things to do that don't break the bank.  One of the activities Lisa and her kids have really gotten into is geo-caching, which is a big old fashioned scavenger-hunt gone high-tech.  You can search out apps on the smart phones that tell you where little 'treasures' are hidden, and you go find them.  The treasures are in small containers out in public places (literally all over the world!), and many of them have a log inside where you record when you found them.  Usually there's a small trinket there, and you can take that one out and replace it with a new trinket for someone else to find.  Some of the treasures come with requests, such as a request that the trinket or treasure make some specific journey (i.e., to travel from the West Coast to the East Coast).  Anyone who can help the treasure make it further along in its journey is asked to deposit it in the next hiding spot along the way to the destination. 

The apps on the phones help to record not only these 'special requests', but also any helpful hints or suggestions, as well as a handy compass to help the treasure seekers. It's kind of funny to see a big group of people staring at their phones (compasses) and wandering around a given area hoping to find the hidden container, but that's what we did today.  We looked for a few that were indicated fairly close to our home, and we actually managed to find 5 out of the 6 we were looking for.  What a great way to spend the afternoon!  If you don't know about this global hide-and-seek, you'd never know how many treasures are out there.

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