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: www.geocaching.com/
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.