geocaching

Our family has recently begun geocaching!

We use our iPhones to get the coordinates, a map and clues to help us drive around and find the hidden “treasures” right here in our town- some just minutes from our house. When you find the treasures, you take something from the container and then you leave something- do you like what we left? Some are big treasures and some are small trinkets or toys, but the fun is in the hunt- and our kids LOVE it!

They all are over the world, so everyone can play.

Have you ever been geocaching?

Comments

  1. The Cohen's says:

    It's been quite a while, but I thought it was a ton of fun! As soon as my kids are a little older I'm sure we'll be going again! :)

  2. Laurie Marshall says:

    We did some geocaching years ago, but got away from it. I'm wanting to get outside more this summer though, so we need to find our gps and lace up the hiking boots again. :) Thanks for sharing – great pics!

    Laurie

  3. Crystal says:

    We have been doing this for a few years now! We're "fair weather" geocachers though, so we haven't done any recently. We'll pick it up again over the summer though and "Team Misfits" will be back at it!

  4. Laura says:

    My husband just explained what this was to me this morning. I'd never heard of it before. Now you just posted about it too! I guess we'll have to see what it's all about.

  5. Amy H. says:

    Ok NEVER heard of such a cool thing…but off to go read about it right now. Oh bummer I can geocaching where you live, I would LOVE a Vintage Pearl "trinket"!

  6. Jen of {Spring Lane Designs} says:

    We started about 5 years ago when we lived in Arizona. We are fair weather as well. I've been thinking about doing a few though before the weather got too hot. It's a great family activity though. Have fun!

    {Jen}

  7. Christy says:

    We Geocache. If you're leaving necklaces in the ones you find I really wish I lived by you…

  8. ChiHa says:

    Oh my gosh! I just found out about this and am planning to start next week with my sister and her family!! I'm really excited! I also saw the iphone app and haven't purchased it yet because I wasn't sure if it was worth it! It's good to hear some feedback about it though!

  9. Miss Anne says:

    i know a few people that do it and love it! i think that once Liam is born and gets a bit older it'd be a great family activity! so glad to see your family loves it and found some fun treasures!

    :)

  10. Trish says:

    how neat! I have never heard of this before. I am sure you left a wonderful prize behind!!! :O)

  11. Kristin says:

    We just started geocaching in March. We have SO much fun!!!

  12. Mormishmom says:

    My friend does it all the time and I've always thought about it, but never done it. If I lived close enough to you, I'd definitely go and try and find yours :)

  13. Amanda says:

    We love Geocaching! Haven't done it in a while due to pregnancy and newborn-ness. I can't wait for DD to get old enough to go with us again!

  14. Lisa says:

    This is such a cool idea! We're gonna do it this weekend!

  15. Erin from Skoots and Cuddles says:

    never done it… but boy-oh-boy it looks fun!

  16. Kristen says:

    My whole extended family on my husbands side have geocached for years. My in-laws have gone all over the world. It's a great grandparent/grandkid activity as well. It can be a fun way to spend time together and enjoy the great outdoors at the same time.

  17. Celeste says:

    Oh my word. I have never heard of this. This is the coolest thing!!! WOW!!

  18. melody-mae says:

    Yes, I have heard of geocaching before! I have never ever done it but am inspired by how fun it looks! Maybe something to do this summer! thanks for sharing!

  19. AtOneWithHim says:

    Ive never heard of it. I will have to check it out. We have done letter-boxing so it sounds similar. Neato

  20. Kalen says:

    My husband and I geocache all of the time! We love it & it's a great workout in disguise!!! It must be tons of fun to do it with the kids! I love reading your blog!!! Keep on posting! :-)

  21. K. Davis says:

    LOVE geocaching… we did all over Europe while we were stationed there, and now have fun finding all the caches in Korea! There are a TON! What a "treasure" that you put in that cache…lucky for the next finder!

  22. marymary says:

    I LOVE this idea! I'm a children's pastor, this would be great to do with kids!

  23. Debbie B says:

    There's one very close to the church camp where we live during the summer. A friend of ours put it there. She works for our State Parks system and loves geocaching.

  24. MicheyMoo says:

    What a super cool thing to do!! I'd love to pick up a TVP pack in my little bundle. Gonna go see if this is done here in Australia too!! Thanks for sharing such a cool family activity. xx

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  26. crush. blog says:

    No, but this is the second blog we've seen it on so we might just have to give it a try!

  27. Ang says:

    Yes, we do! We have so much fun as a family and the boys have learned so much through this wonderful activity. Spending family is the best part of it for mom.

  28. hodgepodgemarie says:

    we are so addicted to GC'ing! I went to Sun Meadows #2 hoping to score something from Vintage Pearl, but no luck….maybe down the road I'll cross your path. :)

    Have you been to the one near 91/Mem – you would like the container!!

  29. -stephanie- says:

    Yes we geocache! Love it too! We started last August and have over 500 finds, and we hid 40 ourselves. My husband is addicted, but it's OK because it gets him away from his computer and out the door. Happy Trails!

  30. Summers Camp says:

    We love it! Especially if hiking is involved ;) I've yet to come across anything as cool as what you've left behind… but my kids can't seem to get enough of the little cheap/plastic "treasure" they find; it really is all about the hunt, though. So fun! *B

  31. Mom of two says:

    I really want to start doing this as a family but we need a GPS unit first, Guess I will have to ask Santa for one!! :)

  32. The Wellman's says:

    I've never heard of it, how awesome!

  33. Tara says:

    Oh I love geocaching! I could only hope that I find one of yours someday ;-)

  34. Boise Boys says:

    Lots of family fun! We're thinking of placing a few caches here in our area. It's amazing how many are right in our neighborhood. Can't wait to find some when we go road-tripping this summer.

  35. Raelyn says:

    My husband and kids LOVE geocaching!
    They have so much fun! They have found a couple fun tresures…sometimes it has just been a note etc.
    They love it!

  36. Catherine Dabels says:

    I plan on taking my kids geocahing this summer and I was going to buy a handheld GPS but I have an iPhone. Is that all I need?

  37. Heather M says:

    Every so often my husband takes our boys out geocaching! They love it!

  38. Crystal @ Semi-Crunchy Mama says:

    My family goes letterboxing, but I've heard of geocaching and it sounds like fun! Don't you wish you could be a fly on the wall when the next finder opens up that particular cache!?! What a great surprise!

  39. Hope says:

    Never even heard of it?? Is it only on the iphone I'm wondering?? Will have to look into it??
    Sounds soo fun!!

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