Our code name is Connor&Susan, or C&S. We started this fun hobby several months ago when I downloaded the app on my iphone one Saturday morning and realized there were 3 caches within walking distance from my house. The very first one we found was hanging off a street sign! The other two were located in a nearby cemetery. After those first finds… I was hooked and the adventure began!
From Wikipedia (I LOVE WIKIPEDIA!): “Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.
A typical cache is a small, waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. … Geocaching is often described as a “game of high-tech hide and seek.”
My son calls it “treasure hunting”!
To date, we’ve found 28 caches. That number would probably be larger if I weren’t so worried about “Muggles”. Here’s a GLOSSARY of common geocaching terms. I personally prefer geocaching in cemeteries (slightly creepy, I know) because there are fewer muggles normally.
I really enjoy these, too…
I highly recommend downloading the **FREE** Groundspeak Geocaching app on your iphone and starting your own family treasure hunting adventures. Here’s the LINK to a website with more info…