Four years ago, I was introduced to Geocaching and have been hooked ever since. I have gotten out of the swing of it and just took L and Wallace to find some while we were out this weekend. Wallace is too little to get it yet but he can help us enjoy the surroundings.
Basically, people hide little boxes, tubes, tins, plastic zip bags, and various other containers with a piece of paper and maybe trinkets in interesting places. They might be remote, they might have a landmark near them, they might be in a string of parking lots of local pizza places… who knows!
The point is to have a little adventure, see a new place, and tap into your logic and stealth. I have found caches hanging in trees, up in a gazebo, under rocks and in bricks, in a hole for a flag pole of an old row boat used for flowers, and hidden in numerous guard rails and fence posts. There are micro caches, ghost caches, and caches you leave items in for other people to find. When a cache is removed by someone who doesn’t know about it, it is dubbed muggled, cause it’s funny like that. But don’t worry! The people who hide them have to get permission from the owners of the property so people don’t get arrested for tresspassing.
Have you been Geocaching? Where at? Are you hearing about it for the first time and think it sounds fun/crazy/intriguing/ridiculous?