Monday, August 25, 2008

The Girl Goes Geocaching

On Saturday the Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love and I went and did something I have wanted to try for a while now. We went Geocaching.

So what the hell is geocaching you ask....

"Basically, geocaching is a high-tech version of treasure hunting. Geocachers seek out hidden treasures utilizing GPS coordinates posted on the Internet by those hiding the cache. Using a GPS unit, they then trek out into the backwoods or urban jungles to find the hiding spot of the cache. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. If the visitor takes something out of the cache, they are asked to leave something in return. For some, the biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place that they have never been."

We picked a cache that was close to the house. Grabbed the GPS and plugged in the coordinates. We headed off to Daniels Park to find our first treasure. I wish I could tell you mission accomplished, but we could not find the damn thing! We think we know where it is but we would have to climb down a cliff and then trudge through a very wild landscape of bugs and snakes. Sounds very Indiana Jones if you ask me. So we failed. However I told the HHBL that next weekend I will be out there with some climbing gear, bug spray, and a big stick. I am not going to give up!

It didn't help that storm clouds were coming in fast and the lightning was getting a little crazy.

On the way out of the area we were able to catch sight of the Buffalo (American Bison). They are being raised by a private rancher. They are not always visible so it is a treat when you can see them.


StarSpry said...

That sounds fun! Good luck next weekend :D

Michelle said...

What a cool idea! It sounds like it must have been a real hoot.

WandaWoman said...

Sounds like it was a lot of fun.