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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scavenger Hunt/Migraine Guard

Have you heard of GEOCACHING?  
Have you ever gone GEOCACHING? 
I have known about geocaching for some time now 
but just recently decided to finally take the time to investigate.

So after searching the geocache website, we decided to give it a try.  We started simple and very close to home.  The geocache we chose was entitled 
Migraine Guard.  I downloaded the info from the website onto our GPS (easy peasy)  and off we went.
 Here's what we found....

Our GPS took us to this bridge (and excellent fishing hole)....

We searched for the cache and found it (as the title implies) in the end of this guard rail.

The cache was actually an aspirin bottle.
Tucked inside the bottle was a piece of paper to sign and verify you found the cache (not to be confused with cash).

If you have never heard of geocaching, you can find out more about it here. It's a scavenger hunt of sorts.  It's for individuals and families; it's for the young and old alike. The geocaches range from easy to find, to more difficult to find- easy terrain to difficult terrain.  Check it out!  Give it a try! 

 I'd love to hear about your geocache experiences!

In case you're wondering, we used the hand held GPS (Garmin rino) that my husband uses for hunting in the mountains of Virginia.  In my opinion, this is a complicated piece of equipment.  However, it was fairly easy to use after downloading the data  from the internet.  
Last week, I ordered this Geomate Jr.  It is specifically for geocaching.  When you turn it on, it immediately gives you the closest caches.   I'll keep you posted on how this works.  I am anxiously awaiting it's arrival.  I am hoping to get it and use it over the 4th of July weekend.   
And speaking of anxiously awaiting a new arrival.....we are getting anxious for the arrival of our 2nd grandbaby.  Can't wait!
Our daughter, due in mid August

Again, for more info on GEOCACHING, 

If you live in, or plan to visit South Central Pa. (like an upcoming visit to Gettysburg), go to
http://smgeotrail.blogspot.com/ to find out about the 
South Mountain GeoTrail.

Until next time.............

Happy Caching!

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