Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Geocaching {Summer Lovin}

I'm a little embarrassed how late I am in sharing this post seeing as it happened over three weeks ago(!!!) Life, right?
On this particular day, Kinsey, Brielana and I were playing at the park when Kinsey mentioned she "wanted to go on an adventure" and I instantly thought about geocaching. I've been wanting to do it since Sara shared it and I finally got over being lazy and signed up. It took me several minutes to get a feel for the site/App (I'm so s-l-o-w when it comes to feeling comfortable using new things, anyone else?) but once I did...
Boom! Two different caches right in our backyard! Now I will say that if I had just gone my own way, it would have taken maybe 10 minutes, but Kinsey wanted to do it properly, so we followed the route A-L-L the way around the neighborhood, got a good 30 minute little walk in and then discovered the cache on a trail we walk regularly.
I mean I've lived in this neighborhood practically all my life and have walked these trails countless times and it was only because of geocaching that we discovered this "hidden world". This particular one has been here for two years! And you can bet we walk by it now and sneak a peek to see if anyone new has signed the ledger :)
I also want to point out how illicit I felt digging my hand into that tree knot, pulling out a pill bottle and then unwrapping the plastic baggie keeping the log dry; so much creepiness.
On a beginner's high we decided to tackle the other cache at the Frog Pond just further down the street and I'll be hanged it didn't take me a good twenties minutes to realize I couldn't find this one because 1) it was dinner time and I was losing my cool and 2) I was hot.
A few days later we took my mom to the Frog Pond and I was at it again. Well, this time I noticed a posted warning about not "leaving anything behind on government property" and I'm fairly certain that cache is history :( 
Onward to the next cache!




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13 comments:

  1. Better late then never! I love that Kinsey wanted to do it all properly. Sweet girl! Looks like a great time.

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  2. So much fun! Marissa is always asking to go "treasure hunting". What a fun adventure with your ladies.

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  3. You got sooo many good pics! It definitely look like they go the adventure they wanted! It is amazing how much you can discover in a place you have lived in forever! That is really creepy about the pill bottle, nature can be so beautiful but weird when you find stuff like that!

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  4. How fun! I haven't geocached before, but I know my kids would love it too! We might have to do this one of these days, oh and yes to the putting your hand in a tree, you are braver than I friend.

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  5. Yes! That’s been the story of my life lately. Everything gets posted weeks later. Sigh. Hey, better late than never, right? Geocaching is so much fun. We haven’t gotten to do it in a while, but this post makes me want to go!

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  6. This is so great! I want to take C but this rain won't let up so it's not been the best weather to be out hiking. Maybe this Fall!

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  7. Oh how fun!!! I still haven't done this and to be honest, probably won't because I am SO not outdoorsy. It's a bad habit of mine that I need to change but I swear I'm just afraid of like every animal ever lol. Regardless of my fears, it looks like you guys had a GREAT time. How awesome that you got to discover your backyard a little deeper and see things that you've never seen before!

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  8. So fun! I'm gonna have to check out this app to see if any are near us!!!

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  9. Sara's post got me interested in geocaching too! We haven't attempted it yet but it looks like a ton of fun. I'm sure my eldest would enjoy it!

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  10. We've never done anything like this, but I know both Cash & Luke would love it. Luke & I are going for a weekend away in the fall, I'll have to look into it for up north!

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  11. Yay! I'm so glad you got in on this fun. We've gone caching a few times, and I think it's so neat! It's like this secret little world exists that not a ton of people know about. I love that there are all these little gems hidden right under peoples noses!

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  12. Our first one was so hard to find. Not sure what we were looking for and totally doubting the entire system. So fun once we got the hang of it though. It was stupid hot though. I told Chris we can't do it again until it cools off. Aria agrees.

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  13. The creepiness, Bahahaha! I so want to do this. I'm sure all our favorite spots are full of little treasures.

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