It seems whenever Darren decides to call me with ideas for things to do, he always gets me looking at crazy things to do.
Though the latest isn’t really crazy, it’s different. I’ve looked into and seen this before, but never have done it. Now, with the ability to actually do this and others who are interested in doing so, I want to get into it. Also seems like good chances at photography.
The latest craze for him (and maybe me if it is cool to do) is geocaching. Basically put, this is a treasure hunt using GPS systems. You find these caches — most contain at least a log book, others contain little trinkets you can take and put something back. Just seems like a blast.
At the same time, being that people hide these things in interesting places, it seems like a cool way to find other places to take photos as well getting good exercise by having to hike to all these places.
When I looked at this game before, I never did it because I didn’t have a GPS system. Therefore, I never worried about trying to do it.
That’s recently changed.
I found a good price on a TomTom One Third Edition and purchased it not too long ago. And after messing around with the product tonight, I’ve realized that I can use this to do the Geocache chasing. Darren also has some hand held devices, so they can work out well, too.
I’ve signed up at this site as it looks like a good one for it. Feel free to check it out: Geocaching.
Quick edit: Did some searching. I know I’ve looked into geocaching before, but I also have been quite intrigued by letterboxing. This is the same idea, just without GPS. Moreso about following clever clues and hints to find it. Also, this is more of a thing where each “hunter” has their own rubber stamp in which they stamp the log book as well as stamp their own log book with the stamp that is in the letterbox.
I might have to look into doing both of these things, which would be fun, I think, once it gets a little warmer (well, at least no snow on the ground!)
Plus, I look at it this way: Anything to get me out and about more instead of sitting inside is a bonus and good for the ol’ health!