Monday, October 29, 2007

Geocaching anyone?

What the heck is geocaching you ask? Basically it (and I copied this exactly from the website) is this:

Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.

Go to the Geocaching website and find out more.

Wesley needs to earn a navigator badge for Tiger Scouts and I was researching on how to get it in a new and fun way--well besides dumping us off in the middle of the woods with a compass.

As I read Southern Living (like any good Texan girl should do), there was an article about geocaching. Then a dim light bulb inside my head started to flicker (most of the time the light bulb shorts out) and then somehow in the tangled roadmap inside my head, I connected Wes' badge requirements and geocaching. An added bonus is that it may wear Regan out enough for her to sleep past 6:30 a.m.

So Dave has an easy Christmas present for me--a portable GPS unit. Wish me luck and a continued immunity from poison ivy.

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