Thursday, May 24, 2012

What's New? Try Geocaching





Nothing to do with food today, but I wonder what have you done that is new lately?

In the past year and a bit, I've tried tango, renewed my love of watercolor painting and, very recently, tried geocaching, just to name a few.

The geocaching is something I've wanted to try for years...It's like treasure hunting with a hand-held GPS. There are geocachers the world over, and they have quite a network. From what I've seen, if you geocache, you can find a connection almost wherever you go.

What I love about it is that it's a reason to be out and walking, getting to know a place and there's this little nugget of a reward if you find the cache. Open it up, sign the log and check out where in the world others who have found the cache came from...It happens to be a great family activity, too. Kind geocachers leave trinkets for the kids--marbles, inexpensive charms, that kind of thing...

Here's how the Geocaching official website defines it:

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.

Check out the site, find a group and give it a try if you have even a bit of interest. You will probably like it and you may just find yourself some new friends...

So what have you done that's new lately? Tell me about it.

4 comments:

Jodi Torpey said...

Geocaching sounds like great fun. I haven't tried that, but I've just joined a group of like-minded people working to improve our community.

Anjuli said...

My friend in Oregon does geocaching and she loves it! I've been meaning to try it- because I so love treasure hunts- and NEED to get outside more- if I do pick it up, I'll let you know.

Jackie Dishner said...

I'd love to try geocaching some day. I can't believe I haven't already. What have I tried new lately? I tried stand up paddling. I didn't care for it too much, as I didn't want to fall in the water. It was too cold for me. I'll try again this summer. I gave up on that and tried the water bike, which I loved. I'm still trying to learn how to ride the unicycle. Hard! I need help and am going to have to join a club for that, I think. And I took up yoga, beginning last year, which I love. I'm sure there will be more new things this year, as I'm always searching for new things to do.

Libertys Yarn said...

This is on my to-do list too! We have done letterboxing, but only just got a GPS for geocaching. I can't wait to hear how you like it. =D