2011 – New Hobby – Geocaching

As we start 2011, our family has jumped into the world of geocaching.  “Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.” So far our family has had a blast with the new hobby.  We’ve found out about former baseball pitcher Nellie Briles.  We now know that there are six windmills that can be seen just east of the Somerset service plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  And we’ve found parks that we never knew about – like Brown Street Park in Spring City, PA.

So far, we’ve found 31 caches.  And we’re looking forward to many more discoveries.

The best part about geocaching is that we can enjoy it together.  It’s so much fun to see our kids walking ahead of us in search of the next hidden cache.  It’s fun to be together outside away from all the other distractions.  Each time we go out to find a new cache, we are creating memories that will last a life time.

We’re still learning a lot about this new hobby.  If you’re a geocacher, we’d love to hear from you.  What is your favorite find?  What was one of your most challenging caches?  Do you have any good tips for newbies like us?

I can’t wait for this weekend when we can get out and do more treasure hunting TOGETHER!

Happy Friday!