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Geocaching

Brice and I were trying to think of some fun, new stuff to do outside this summer that Harrison could be involved with and didn’t cost a lot of money. We had two days off together last week, no major plans, and beautiful weather so we decided to try Geocaching.

 In case you’ve never heard of it, Geocaching is basically a world-wide scavenger hunt. People place caches around the world and post the exact coordinates of the cache online. Then other people (like us) look up the coordinates of caches near where we want to be, enter them into our GPS unit, and go find them! We’ve found 4 so far, and looked for another but couldn’t find it. Once you get to the location, you have to really start hunting. Two of the ones we’ve found were in a 35mm film canister; the other two were a little bigger.

When we went to the first location, we didn’t really know what we were doing. We got pretty frustrated. We went to the next one, since it was only a few hundred feet away. We found that one in only a few minutes and the sense of accomplishment was pretty sweet! It definitely gave us the confidence to go back to the first location and try again. It’s pretty addicting, actually. As soon as you find one, you just want to look up another cache and try again.

I’ve already looked up caches in Brookfield and near Pine Lake. Don’t worry, family, you can come, too!

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