Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A new adventure

I am a brave woman. I am a strong, confident (sometimes), fun-to-hang-with Mom. I was reading an article in a parenting magazine about fun activities for families. I like to look for new stuff to do because I have a wacky sense of adventure.
That's how I roll.
So I found the new craze is this thing called geocaching. Basically, you sign up online with any number of websites dedicated to the sport, and log in the zip code where you want to hunt. There are many, many "caches" hidden in various and sundry places in your area. Using a GPS receiver, you enter the latitude and longitude coordinates and head out to find it. Part of the fun is doing it secretly. One of the objectives is to find the cache without anyone knowing you are up to something. You retrieve it, sign in the log which is enclosed, and put it back as well, or better hidden than you found it. Then you go back to the website and log your find.
There are other variations of the sport, but being new to it, we are starting with the basic cache hunt.
It was really fun with six kids on the adventure, but it was a sad moment for my ten-year-old when she realized there was no "cash" involved.

**After we found another cache today, we realized this is a great way to witness to people in a non-confrontational way. And people come from all over the place to find these things! We'll simply leave a tract in the ones big enough to hold one, and put a scripture sticker on the log we sign.

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2 comments:

My Goodness said...

Hmmm...guess I need to check out the link...I have no clue what you're searching for, but no CASH...hmph!

Kelli said...

Sounds really fun!!! That is great that you are able to leave a tract or a sticker for someone to find. Who knows, maybe someone that you'd never be able to witness to in a face to face way (since you don't actually KNOW them) will find that and God will have prepared their heart to receive Him. How awesome!! Thanks for voting on Mark's blog!! He got very tickled about the Star Wars reference.