Saturday, August 17, 2013

TODAY is International Geocaching Day!


Geocaching is super awesome.  It's a way for you to explore literally ANY place - whether you just moved there, visiting, or have lived there for 20 years - and find a new and interesting little cove, pond, cool tree...

Geocaching is, in essence, a treasure hunt. It appeals to the eternal 10 year old inside me just as much as it appeals to the (ahem) mature 36 year old.  

Here's the 101 from Geocaching.com :
"Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location."
This doesn't really capture the pure awesomeness of it, though.  It makes you downright giddy to find those cleverly placed tupperware containers (the "cache") and when you open it up - there are cool little toys and trinkets that others have left - and YOU TAKE ONE AND LEAVE ONE!  You take a little trinket-treasure and then leave one, sign the log book, and you move on to the next cache.

We have taken our kids geocaching since they were about 2.  The caches are rated for difficulty so you have an idea of the terrain and how difficult it is to find the cache.

It is INCREDIBLY easy to get started AND it's FREE family entertainment!  

Geocaching.com is the best resource I've found so definitely explore that site.
Since geocaching has become so wildly popular, I have created dozens of Latitude Longitude pieces that have lead to locations where the cache had a little note popping the question. I absolutely LOVE the geeky romantic-ness of it all. 
It's the perfect day to have my new Latitude Longitude Charm Bracelet on sale!!

Go geocaching today - you will run into a ton of veterans who can show you the ropes.  You'll be hooked in no time!

Happy hunting!
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