Traveling to new places can be difficult and expensive. My fuel costs were going up every time I had to make a U-turn to find the right address. It’s true, guys are stubborn about seeking directions but having a GPS Navigation System in the motorhome as been great. But, I decided it was time to get a GPS for the Jeep and chose a Garmin Nuvi 350 based on good experiences reported by my friends Joyce and Lee. Being a somewhat portable unit I use it on my bike, when walking and now for Geocaching. If you’ve ever played Hide and Seek as a kid and thought it was fun you’ll enjoy Geocaching. It’s a High Tech version of the game except someone hides something somewhere in the world, calculates the GPS coordinates and publishes them online for others to read. With these coordinates someone can set out to locate the hidden cache and log their find online and in the cache. There are many variations on Geocaching and if you’re slightly interested I recommend learning more by visiting a couple of web sites to whet your appetite. www.geocaching.com and http://www.wikihow.com/Go-Geocaching
Often caches are hidden way the heck out “in the middle of nowhere”. This is what makes hunting and finding a cache so exciting. It’s also a great way to get some extra exercise and visit places you would never see otherwise.
Some caches are extremely challenging to find. Who would have thought to look under a reflective marker on this post. But, there it is with it’s little log sheet rolled up inside. This cache was placed by a prolific cache hider calling himself Buggman. Can you see the little bug in the cache? That’s his hallmark in all his caches.
***the cache in the tree is easy to see in the middle of the image. It’s the round thing behind a couple of twigs. We hid it a little better before we left.