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GeoCaching for Prizes!

Monday, July 08, 2013

The local bank has sponsored prizes for some local GeoCaching! So my mother and I will be going out to find the letters in some caches to unscramble them and bring the word to the bank to collect our prize.

We've already found half the caches, so it will be easy to go back to them and find the letter. The other half we just hadn't gotten to yet, so we get to add to our number of caches, I'll be at 101 when I'm done looking!

I've never gotten a prize for caching, just the fun of being out with my mother and running around the world (well, at least my little corner of it) signing my user name to the lists. Naturally I'm cakemakermom there too. It's fun to treasure hunt like this!

We like to GeoCache because it gets us out and we're not spending money like we would if we just went out and shopped. We get our steps in for the day and it never feels like exercise, well almost never, climbing hills and trees can be a bit of work (yes, I climbed a tree once). We even have to get down on our hands and knees occasionally, those kids playsets usually have one under a slide. If we're being lazy, we just do parking lot ones, they tend to be hidden in the lamp posts, check those loose bottoms.

This week we (hopefully) will do it quickly enough to get the prize! I didn't look at the ad about it until my mother called me last night, so I hope not too many people have been out yet! I've really only seen a few signatures on the websites, but that doesn't mean that the people who have found them before haven't been out.

If you've never played the game, check it out at:

You can do any level you wish, start out with the one star difficulty and one to two star terrain. Once you've gotten the hang of those ones, you'll be able to do harder ones. Most of all, have fun with it!

Today's Holidays: International Town Criers Day, Video Game Day (try to stick to active ones!), SCUD (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) Day and National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRUCKERWIFE2 7/9/2013 1:31AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun. Good for you and your mom going out and having fun together!

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1MANKNEY 7/8/2013 9:57PM

    Love Geocaching! It has taken us to some very interesting places. We have seen interesting parts of the cities that our kids live in that they have not even been tol We do most of our geocaching when we are visiting other cities and we have done all the caches in our local area. Caching for prizes sounds like fun. Good luck.

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PLATINUM755 7/8/2013 7:06PM

    Looks like fun...I'll have to look into it further! Thank you for sharing!

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KLONG8 7/8/2013 6:27PM

    I keep saying I'd like to try it and then never do. I'm clicking on your link!

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CODYG123 7/8/2013 4:03PM

    We have been avid geocachers (now at 1834) and totally enjoy our local challenges. Geocaching gets us to places we otherwise would never go. I'm looking forward to the Month of Geocaching Souvenirs in August. Happy Trails!

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TRUCKERSMRS 7/8/2013 3:40PM

    GeoCaching is catching on here but is far from being as popular at the moment as it is in the States. When it gets more local we may be able to do a few.

National milk chocolate and almonds day - count me in!!


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KAT321123 7/8/2013 1:38PM

    Good luck! I haven't done it in a while, but geocaching is super fun!

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WIO_ALISA 7/8/2013 12:23PM

    Love the idea... need to make time.
Now, if we could figure out how to combine a geocaching adventure with a 5k walk, that would be awesome. A cache every km?

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MEETSADMAMA 7/8/2013 11:19AM

    I LOVE geocaching =]
It's something I can do with the whole family while getting outside and while getting some exercise in. Not too often my boys like to "go for a walk" but if you say "geocache" they're up and moving and you can't get out the door fast enough LOL.

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CLESHER 7/8/2013 11:12AM

    Sounds like fun.....

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