Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Saturday, Geocaching Fun!?

So on Saturday I thought it would be fun for us to try Geocaching.

Geocaching as defined in the dictionary is, "the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted to a Web site"

So off we went to Henderson Park, running shoes on, Forerunner charged and coordinates in hand. We were ready to go. I had 3 cache coordinates to look for. The girls were stoked. So was I.

Hunt 1, we looked for a good while, by the lake, in the trees, under the park bench, garbage can. We looked for a long time, we could not find it. A little disappointment, but the girls were eager to go on. We'll go back and try that one again. So we tried our 2nd Hunt.

I know we were close but no luck again.

I have to say, spirits were dampened. I felt so bad.

So I knew the 3rd one would be a hit. Come on, I thought I knew where it would be.

As we headed in the "right" direction, there was still at least 2k. I was so off. But thank goodness there was a 7 Eleven up ahead. We pretended that this was our 3rd destination and we got slurpees.

Trying to perk up their spirits. It worked most of the way back to the car.

We decided to take the girls for lunch and the unanimous vote was "Red Dog Diner"

If you ever get to Lethbridge, you have to eat there. The food is so good, Burgers, and Dogs, done in the neatest ways and the Poutine is awesome. Overall we had a good day. We'll try the Geocaching thing again. I think next time, I'll go out and see if they're easy to find! At least while the girls are still young. Hey if you want to try geocaching go here. It's a great site, and free.


Karyn said...

What a neat idea. I've never even heard of it before. So what kind of things can you find? I think slurpees were a good idea. That must have been quite a walk for the girls.

Terri-Ann said...

We've done a lot of geocaching over the last 4 or 5 years...even before we had kids! We actually don't even have out own GPS device. We started out with a friend who had one (and the device is necessary for those "middle of the woods" ones!) but when I took the boys, I always decode the cryptogram clues and choose ones that give fairly specific answers, just in case (like...under the crooked tree in a bottle; or count 40 rocks along the shoreline)

Keep going at it - it's so much fun and finding the treasure is a rush - for kids and grownups alike!