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geocaching

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by fredntan2, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. fredntan2

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    I just stumbled onto this. does anyone do this?

    found app for my smart phone to help me geocach.
     
  2. chkpea

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    I do. I got a gps for Christmas - and we had a week of no snow. So I think we found 3. Now we have snow so we haven't done it for the rest of the winter but I can't wait for spring. The kids enjoy it. They love being "stealth" although they aren't the best at it. Go for it, it's a great family activity, great actiivty, gets you outside, and discovering new places.
     
  3. Charliesmom

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    I got one for Christmas, too. I am excited. We have found a few in our neighborhood. They have been micro caches so they weren't too fun for the kids. They want to find "treasure". =) I can't wait until it warms up a bit more, or I should say, until it's less muddy, LOL.
     
  4. GreenJenny

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    We have the geocacher gadget from Target. It's really pretty cool. There were a ton by our house and we easily found 5 or 6 in an afternoon. It's been put away all winter and for us here in MI. it's nice when there are less bugs :)
     
  5. t1mom

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    Done them off and on for a few years. It is a good way to explore different places and also to learn more about your own neighborhood also.
     
  6. Heather(CA)

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    I have no idea what it is:confused::confused:
     
  7. mmgirls

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    anyone want to let me in on it?
     
  8. Jordansmom

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    We used to geocache and had lots of fun. Sometimes we would make a day of it and go with another family. Sometimes we would just look one up before we ran an errand somewhere new. My kids are all teens now, so they've outgrown being excited over a trip in the car though.
     
  9. fredntan2

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    Using gps finding hidden treasure. My dh thinks its dangerous.he thinks there will be crazy people waiting to abduct me
     
  10. swellman

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    We did it on and off for around 5 years and we love it every time we do it.

    The web site is awesome.

    http://www.geocaching.com/
     
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    Just twice, when Maddie was younger. We enjoyed it. No abduction threats to report ;)
     
  12. Flutterby

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    We do letterboxing (you don't need the gps), which is similar.. girls love it.. gets us all out, its relatively free, good exercise and we spend family time together. :)
     
  13. fredntan2

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    What up is letterboxing
     
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    Letterboxing is very similar. You go to letterboxing.org or atlasquest put in your zip, and it'll give you boxes near by. They'll tell you what you need, how long the trail/hike is. Print off the directions and go. You bring your log book and signature stamp. Follow the directions to find the letterbox. Once you find it, you open it, stamp your signature stamp in the log book, write the date, your user/trail name and where you are from. Then take their stamp and log it into your book... we use a three ring binder so we can add more pages. Its like a treasure hunt. Keeps the kids busy. :)
     

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