This week's Show & Tell is about Geocaching. In case you don't want to click over, essentially Geocaching is a combination of hiking and treasure hunting. I especially love the hiking aspect, and it is something that my friend Ana and I can do with my son Michael. He likes the treasure hunting aspect of it. Yesterday was a great day for it. We went out and hiked along a local pond. We had information on where a Cache had been hidden and we were using Ana's GPS to find it. It was an enjoyable hike, the weather being somewhat cool (sweatshirt weather--my favorite type!). Being spring still, it was wonderful to see all the blossoms, the new life--baby ducks, geese, swans. We saw all sorts of wildlife, including a woodchuck, some chipmunks and squirrels.
I really enjoy nature trails and hiking, and I really needed the exercise, too!
Things we also saw along our hike (all pictures taken by my phone):
A ruined house in the midst of the woods. Wow, if I had been a child living around here, I would have been at this ruin every day! It was way cool!
Geese with their babies.
Oh, and Michael found his first Geocache!
We opened the container, looked at the swag (various little trinkets, etc.). If you want something from the container, you have to swap items. Even if you do not swap items, you do enter your name into a log book which is in the container and then you put the container back.
Later, we went to the local ice cream parlor and Michael had ice cream and we hid our own cache somewhere near the ice cream place.
I really had fun and look forward to doing more Geocaching with my son and friend.
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