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 http://www.geocaching.com/ 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 ......golf 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.