Geocahing is fast becoming one of our family’s favorite adventures. We have gone on a few geocache hunts and are gearing up for many more. We did our first geocache hunt with a local campfire scouts group. On that trip we found a cache of goodies in a clear plastic bottle hidden in a hollowed out tree trunk. Since then we have gone on a few more hunts and we have actually found about 50% of the geocaches.
When I was a kid I would often times hide something in the backyard and then draw a map for my brother’s to go find it. I loved treasure hunts at birthday parties. I remember as a boy scout that earning my orienteering merit badge was one of the most fun things I did in scouting. When I got my driver’s license my neighborhood church group took part in a “road rally” (a treasure hunt by car) that was so much fun my friends and I eventually planned and organized one of our own. Geocaching has been a great discovery for me and it is a fun outlet for that part of me that likes to be a treasure hunter/detective.
This video documents a hunt the boys and I went on for a geocache hidden by our local public library. The Library hid this one as part of their “Book an Adventure” summer reading program. They put up a window display all about it and what geocaching is. I showed it to the boys and we figured it was time for a Geocaching Dadventure:
For more information on geocaching you should really checkout Geocaching.com and see how many geocaches are near where you live (you’ll be surprised). It is definitely a fun way to get out of the house and have an adventure.