Monday, January 18, 2010

GeoCaching...

I love having a day off when the weather is beautiful.  It is a great opportunity to get together with family and visit some of the beautiful parks here in Temple.  While we were out this morning at the Whistle Stop Park, we decided to do some spur of the moment geocaching.  (We are new to this current fad, but have decided we could get hooked rather easily.  I won't bother to explain the process completely, but compare it to modern day treasure hunting.)  Scott happened to have downloaded 4 different caches at neighborhood parks within a 5 mile radius of the house. After grabbing some lunch at Mc Donald's, we headed to Colquit Park and found the first cache.  Scott actually found it hanging in a tree.

The second one was at Lion's Park, hanging on a fence.  I found it before Seth, who happened to have his hand near the container. 

The third cache was the trickiest.  It was a tiny, magnetic cylinder attached to a metal sign near a small bridge that crosses a creek near Lion's Park. Seth was leaning on the sign and saying "I think it's the sign."  Scott finally noticed it tucked neatly inside the gap between the sign and the pole. 
The fourth one was the hardest.  It was supposed to be in a "Majestic Oak Tree" but we couldn't find it anywhere.  Luckily, Becca has a Blackberry and was able to log on to the geocaching site to get some more information.  Once we knew what the cache looked like, and that it had once been found on the ground in the pasture near the tree, we spotted it.  Scott crawled under the fence and snagged our 4th cache.  It was a wonderful afternoon and I look forward to the next adventure.

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Brad was going to propose to Jessica by going geoCaching and have her ring inside but decided that was too risky. It looks like a fun day :)

The monkey bunch said...

I have thought of doing this in the summer with the kids, but never got it going. It sounds like fun!