Over the weekend, Lindsay and I became familiar with the term Geocaching. Quite simply, Geocaching is a world wide GPS guided treasure hunt. All you need really is some time, a sense of adventure and a GPS — that’s it!
With help from the tax man and a good sale at Target, we were able to purchase a GPS–the Garmin Nuvi 200W. Previously I had simply used my phone; but since Verizon has seen fit to charge a monthly rate for everything now. I have had to forego using my cell phone as a standby GPS unit.
With our new “toy” we discovered Geocaching (Lindsay was somewhat familiar already thanks to some fellow GC’ers she knows). Today, before work I discovered my first GC — “Black Squirrel.” We had actually tried finding it Easter Sunday but were unsuccessful. I couldn’t let it rest, as we were so close, I had to find it today before work or risk total consumption of my thoughts all day. So while fighting the cold and wind, I set out to find the Black Squirrel and to my great surprise I did. Here is a picture of the contents.
I look forward to many more adventures, and many more unique finds as the Smith’s become bonafide Geocachers.