Monday, July 16, 2012

Geocaching

We had a relaxing weekend. We wanted to do a different kind of family outing this weekend so we decided to try geocaching. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use GPS to hide and seek hidden containers. When you find a container, you write down your name and date on the log, take a treasure, leave a treasure, and then return the container to its hiding spot. My husband bought the Geocaching iphone app. It turns out there were several hidden containers in the greenbelt area behind our house. Boogs took control of the compass to lead the way. It took about twenty minutes to find the first one.




We had to lift up the stump to find the hidden container.

Boogs was so excited to see what was inside.

The "treasure"

Boogs chose a dream catcher necklace. We left behind  Growing Beads.

He had a good adventure.
The log inside the container was first signed in 2008. Boogs really wanted to see if we could find another one. So, my husband and Boogs kept searching. I pulled my back during a workout last week and could not tolerate walking around anymore so I returned home. They found another geocache placed up in a tree before they came back home. Boogs really enjoyed this activity and is looking forward to doing it again.


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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

17 comments:

  1. That is so awesome! I had no idea that geocaching worked like that :-) Hope your back is on the mend, and thanks for sharing at Happy Family Times!

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  2. I love the idea of Geocoaching but yet to give it a go. Please do link up on Country Kids too, it looks like a great adventure for children and much more fun than just going for a walk.

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    1. Thanks. I will hop on over to your blog and check it out.

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  3. That looks a really great idea. Is the app just called geocaching?

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    1. Yes, just google "Geocaching app iphone". There is also an "official" geocaching website: http://www.geocaching.com/

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  4. Thank you for joining me on Country Kids too, a lovely outdoor post to share

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  5. How fun!! We haven't tried geocaching yet. (I don't have a GPS.) We go letterboxing, though...which is much the same thing, except that the "treasure" found is a hand-carved stamp with which to stamp your personal "log book." :)

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  6. We love Geocaching! I think we've found over 45 now. It's a fun way to get some exercise with the kids! Sorry about your back though!

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    1. Thanks, my back is almost back to normal. I just lifted to heavy of a weight on my deadlifts last week and strained a muscle. We plan on doing more, but may wait until it gets cooler outside.

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  7. We love geocaching and started bringing our son along when he wasn't even a week old. It is a great family activity that helps you discover places you wouldn't otherwise get to.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. We have already gone geocaching again.

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  8. Oh, how fun!! That sounds like a wonderful outing. Thank you so much for sharing at Happy Family Times!!

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  9. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday, too!!!

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  10. Wow this is great, what a brilliant activity to get outside. Will have to see if there are any near us.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

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