Monday, September 16, 2013

Musing on Monday - Geocaching Explained

You know - when we first started hearing about geocaching we wondered what it is all about. The Mom started reading about it and lots of it was "gobbly guk".  So what is geocaching - it is basically just a treasure hunt in which MILLIONS of people all over the world have left little boxes, containers or  (caches) hidden around all over the place. You find them by either looking for the directions on a gps, app on a smart phone or you can print out the directions.

When and IF you find them you can leave your own name or a message in the log book/page to say you found it - many people leave a little trinket (we leave little spotted cows). You can also log your finds online if you join one of the many geocaching websites. This is the one we use and they have additional specific country sites too. If you want to find us and add us a friend - just search for "Cowspotdog"

Now even though you may not have heard to much about it - trust us - they are EVERYWHERE! In EVERY country, on the top of the highest mountains to under the sea - and YES even in YOUR local neighborhood.  We were amazed just how many are in MY park  and we have counted 63 just within our city and we live in the middle of no-where!!!!!

The thing we love is that it gives us a reason to just go out and explore. Mom says it is not the destination but the journey getting there. There are lots we haven't found and a few we have but we always have fun looking. Now in all honesty we must admit it can be really hard to find some of the caches - especially the micro caches which can be as small as an inch big. There are some really weird shaped caches you can buy too balls, rocks, logs - one even looks like dog poop!  Yeah - Mom is so NOT going to pick that up and see if it is plastic!

We saw a wonderful sticker on Ebay that explains geocaching best  ..... it is "using million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods" BOL. The Mom thought that was so funny as she just bought a Tupperware box to make our own very first cache :)

So there you have it - it is just a treasure hunt - you can do it as little or often as you want and really for us - it is just an excuse to go out on another adventure.


  1. That is so cool and thanks for the explanation cos for a longs time our mom thought it was looking for the geode rocks that she likes.
    Stella rose

  2. Well funny. Satellite to tupperware. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. You are really good at finding geocaches! I love how you add a little cow whenever you find one! It's so pawsome!

  4. Arrrrrrrroooooo. Thank you for explaining geocaching. Mom just checked and they even have geocaches by me! Cool. We're gonna have to try it.

  5. thanks so much for taking the time to explain it. So far you are the ONLY one who has! Mom keeps thinking it might be too complicated for her feeble brain. BOL!
    Barks and licks and love,

  6. It will be fun to go check on your container, and see who has stopped by!

  7. We have friends who have been geocaching for a long time, but we've never been.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. Mommy says thank you cause that is the best explanation she has heard. It does sound like a lots of fun.

    Loveys Sasha

  9. Thanks for explaining it so we could understand. My Mom thought it was like golf or something. Duh......
    We are going to go see what we can find.

    Good Luck with your Geocaching.
    xo Cinnamon

  10. Yippeee!!! You've got it SO right! It really is all about the journey ... the caches are just the cherry on top of the Sunday...Geocaching has taken me so many places and I've seen so many things I never would have found without caching...and yes, the line about billion dollar satellites is an oldie but still so true Please post a picture of your cache and the GC number when you've hidden it so I can check it out...If you wait a week, I'm sending you a little something you can put in it :)

  11. Very good guys! I would have to go with Ma cause she gets lost goin' to the bathroom.....
    Ruby ♥☺

  12. This is a great explanation, Reilly! Thank you!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. We knew what it was ( amazing..BOL ) but wez neffer done it xx0xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  14. Its on our list we promise! Love Dolly


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