I love Geocaching.
As the school year winds down, State and local year end testing is being completed, everyone in my classroom, adults and students, are suffering from "I am DONE with the school year"!
To wrap up the school year, and possibly 21 years of teaching, I have been sharing Geocaching with my students. We are doing a whole-group project to share Geocaching with families of our school.
In all this Geocaching over load, I have decided that I want to reach 200 finds by the "end of summer" (August).
I still love knitting, but getting out, moving around, getting fresh air, has really been good for the soul. I love that, now with smart phone apps, this is a hobby that one can do FREE. You need an account at Geocaching.com. For about $30 a year, you can get a premium account with Geocaching.com, which allows you access to more caches, but you can do it free. If you geocache in urban settings (good cell coverage), all you really need is a geocaching App - though a GPS unit will give you more accurate readings, a smart phone and App works fine. I have been having issues with my GPS, so I've been stuck to phone geocaching and it has served me well. Before my husband and I hit the trails, we will need a GPS as we often find ourselves in areas with no cell coverage.
So, here we go:
Had to take a day off to take my mom to a doctor's appointment - then I drug her along for some parking lot geocaching:
|#122 "ER Rocks" -- a fake rock in a field of rocks! This one was pretty tough!|
|#127 "Something of a Twist" - under a lamp pole skirt. Several film canisters, with notes stating "not here" and "try again". Actual cache (which contains a log to sign) was attached to skirt with magnets.|
|#127 - the actual cache which contained the log|