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!
Linking up here.