Friday, September 18, 2009
We always dream of these trips to take, San Francisco, Ireland, Catalina…. then we realized there is so much fun right in our own “backyard”. So my posts will of course be about my state of Arizona, but hopefully it will inspire you to go out and enjoy something in your own “backyard”.
Our “trips” are always centered around geocaching. That is our favorite fun thing to do. Don’t know about geocaching? Well let’s start off Fun Fridays learning about geocaching so my future posts will make more sense to you.
Geocaching is a hobby/sport/obsession and has nothing to do with cash. Basically you:
Hide a container containing a logbook
Log the coordinates with a GPS
Post the information on http://www.geocaching.com/
Then people find it
Now when you find a geocache you:
Log your name in the log book contained in the cache
If it is a container of goodies you can take something if you leave something
Then you log about your experience on geocaching.com
Fairly simple, but some of the hides are not. General hides are an ammo box hidden out in the woods filled with inexpensive toys (happy meal type). But then there are tough hides about the size of a pencil eraser hidden in town where Muggles (non cachers) abound. So you have to be stealth in looking and retrieving so a Muggle doesn’t catch you. Some Muggles are not nice and steal the caches.
Being FTF (first to find) is extremely fun, but not the goal, the goal is to have fun quality family time. My family’s team name is the The Wandering Wyatt’s.
There you have it, geocaching in a nutshell.