Saturday, September 7, 2013

Geocaching


Well, after over a year we have finally done it!  We have finally found a geocache!  
For those who don't know, geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt.  There are little containers hidden all over the world, and as a geocacher, you go to find them.  They are usually well hidden containers with a log book and little trinkets inside.  You would be surprised just how many there are in the world!  Some may be just outside your house!  
This weekend, we hit up a hiking trail near our house to find one.  We had searched and searched for one in Japan but never ended up finding it, so this time our fingers were crossed.  And luckily, with a little searching, we found it.  It was well hidden inside a tree stump, but it was overall a very easy find.  Z Step really enjoyed the hunt!  
Since finding this one, we have signed up for the 3 month membership to find more.  As a free user you only have access to a few, but as a paid user you have access to all geocaches worldwide.  We have already found yet another outside our house (literally just a short walk up the road).  We have found the search to be somewhat addicting, and are in the works of coming up with a number to find by the end of the year!  I think this will be a family hobby of ours.  It's a great way to get out of the house and explore an area you may already live in!  I will post some tips and tricks somewhere along the road, but for now we are simply enjoying our new addiction!  
Ready to search!

Littles Geocacher!