|An easy find out by Utah Lake (note the GPS )|
KBYU was right what I needed at the time to soothe me during the sadness of my empty nest depression.
It showed a bunch of people from all walks of life who hunted with their GPS systems for caches that were hidden all over the world. Caches that are hidden in plain sight! But- camouflaged from everyday folks. Well what do you know, a game I can play anywhere in the world for free? I am a really good seeker of things; I just seem have a gift for finding things. Just ask my mom, I always used to know where she hid her crap. So as I went to the website Geocaching.com and I began to do my homework.
- First, I registered for free on the website.
- Second, I typed in my zip code
- Third, I dropped my jaw at the sheer amount of caches just on the west side of Provo.
- Fourth, I went to get my first cache at the Walkers just around the corner from our house.
It has all been so much fun since that first cache. I bought myself a really great GPS unit dedicated to geocaching. All I have to do is log on to the website and then I download the caches I want to seek out. Since August 10, 2011 I have found over 40 caches and have hidden 13 of my own in various places all around the city. This is an activity that I plan to stick with for many years. Some of the benefits are exercise, good company*my daughter Jordan loves it*, and learning so much about the areas I visit. I cannot think of a better family activity. I only wish I knew about this activity when we lived overseas. I could have really logged some great caches then. I guess I will just have to start over and go back to revisit those places again!