Before this event, I'd never been geocaching before. Luckily, two moms in my group frequently play so they led the expedition.
The hunt was set up at Lake Murray Park. We all set off, ready for an adventure.
The younger kids quickly became bored and found their own fun by throwing rocks into the lake.
The 2nd cache was amusing. Hidden well, yet in plain site.
The kids LOVED that the cache was a duck decoy! Again, the treasure was more junk.
We didn't find the treasure, but we did find this awesome snakeskin between some of the boulders!
So here's what we learned:
- Geocaching is a lot of fun!
- It's a great way to get outside and exercise. It makes walking more exciting!
- Bring along some trinkets to exchange or to add to the cache.
- It's a secret so when you are searching, be sneaky. Don't yell out directions, or "we found it!", or flash the cache around for "muggles" (non-geocachers) to see. Some muggles will take the cache not understanding what it is, so it's best if they don't know.
- If your little one isn't interested in the hunt, it's O.K. They'll enjoy being outside either way.
- Geocaching isn't just for kids! I think the adults in the group had more fun then the kids. It's like a puzzle and if you enjoy solving puzzles, then this is for you. This is a great way to get your map loving husband involved in an outdoor activity!
- Geocaching is world wide and there are caches everywhere if you simply take the time to look. If there aren't any near you, start one and log it. It won't be long before somebody finds it.