So Katie and I have been talking about getting some family hobbies.
Our criteria were:
It needed to be something we could do together.
It would be nice if it counted as exercise
It needed to be cheap (or free!)
With these things in mind Katie happened to catch a show on the Travel Channel that mentioned Geocaching. It met all of our criteria so we decided to give it a try. Katie found us some good starter caches and we set off with our GPS. We explained it to Liam by telling him we were on a treasure hunt...which is really what geocaching is.
We followed the coordinates to the first location and looked....and looked....and looked.
Geocaching is dumb.
We decided to try another location with some doubt as to the accuracy of our GPS and/or the coordinates we were using. At location #2 we found the cache at the exact coordinates so we knew that our GPS was accurate.
Geocaching is fun!
We went back to location #1 with a better idea of what we were looking for. Low and behold there it was. Full of confidence and new found excitement for wondering around in the toolie-wahs, we headed to location three which was billed as "Jacki's Toy Box." Sure enough this one was a box loaded with toys for the taking. We let Liam choose one and left one behind in trade.
All in all, it was a fun start to what could become a longtime family hobby.
6 months ago