Do you know what geocaching is?
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. – geocaching.com
I first heard about geocaching from a fellow twin mommy friend. She used to go do it with her kids and listening to how much fun they had I wanted to do it, too. One problem: I didn’t own a hand held GPS device.
Well….this past weekend I got a new iPhone G3. Woohoo! You know how they always say “there’s an ap for that?” Well, there are several aps for GPS and geocaching. This is very exciting to me! I know…I am easily entertained. LOL
Now, I know I told Bob that I wasn’t going to pay for any aps. I thought it was a waste of money when there are so many free ones out there. But, I am going to pay the $9.99 for this one. Hey, it’s still much cheaper than buying a hand held GPS dontcha think?
I really want to try geocaching with my boys. I think they will totally dig it. It’s hiking and exploring and treasure hunting all in one! What a perfect combination for boys. Am I right or am I right? I’ve already found several geocaches listed nearby in my town, so we don’t even have to go very far to try it out. I wonder if I can get Bob to go this weekend?
Have you tried it? Did you like it? Any tips I need to know about? I’ll be sure to tell you all how it goes. I shouldn’t get lost right…I mean, I do have a GPS right on my phone…