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Monday, January 4, 2010

Geocaching - Great Family Hobby

In the last couple of years, our family has enjoyed taking up Geocaching.  Using our handheld GPS unit and downloading coordinates and clues from the internet, we've tracked down over 250 caches hidden all over the US.  The caches are hidden on public property, and the size of the caches vary from teeny tiny containers the size of a watch battery, to large Rubbermaid containers filled with all sorts of trinkets to trade.  Our kids have gotten into the thrill of the hunt, and love to bring along little toys to trade in.  When the weather is nice, we head to local parks, where the caches are often hidden along trails in the woods.  During the colder months, we try to stick with caches known as "Park and Grabs", where the time outside the car is minimal.  If you are looking for a hobby that gets everyone out of the house, and lets you exercise your brain a little, you definitely should give Geocaching a try. 

For more information, go to http://www.geocaching.com/

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