Monday, June 3, 2013

Caching ReBorn!


android app screen cap
Ok. So we kind of stopped geocaching because life got busy and I never had enough forethought to bring our GPS with us and to print out cache information to do the hunt. Well, then a couple weekends ago while I was visiting my parents I happened to notice that geocaching.com has an Android app (and an Apple one too but I don't give too hoots about that lol).

The cool thing about the app is that I no longer needed my GPS - duh, my phone has one in it. But I also didn't need to print out cache information because I could look up the description, hints, maps, etc all from the app. HELLO.. genius! Why did it take me so long to find this!

smilie!
So while I was down at my parents, me and the kiddo, my dad and my cousin all hopped into the swagger wagon and headed for a cache near their neighborhood. I'm just going to say, this was my first DNF (Did Not Find) in a long time. Frankly, I think that the cache was missing. Also, it was in a weird neighborhood. The area that the cache was in had signs saying "no public parking", so where the heck was I supposed to park? Well, I parked in front of a house of course. But apparently that backfired because I think the house that I parked in front of (which was directly next to the lake and where the cache was supposed to be) was occupied by probably the nosiest lady ever. She came out and stared at us... evil like.. until we finally
gave up and left. I'm pretty sure she was taking down my license plate as I drove away.

So.. we headed to another one, not on private property, and quickly found it. Nothing like logging a smiley face (the icon on the map of caches you find) so quickly!

Also, my son has been caching with us since he was young so I finally broke down and created his geocaching.com account. I can't believe he's old enough to log his own!

Anyhow.. this isn't a sponsored post (although it should be!) it's just a heads up for a great family-friendly, super fun activity that I've recently re-found. If you hop on geocaching.com add me as a friend!

Hopefully I'll be better about keeping this blog up with the more active caching I do!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

WE'RE ALIVE!!!

KISS MY CACHE IS BACK BABY!

After a year of my email account being hacked, I was finally able to regain access to it!

I have so much to blog about caching again - especially my first night cache I recently went on!


Friday, April 24, 2009

BOLO: PEACE LUV AND TRAVEL BUG! MISSING!

ALL GEOCACHERS! BE ON ALERT! LOOKING FOR PEACE LUV AND TRAVEL BUG OR GEOCACHER EL_HEFE! IF SPOTTED, TAKE AWAY THEIR GPS UNTIL THEY PROMISE TO PLACE MY BUG!!

Where is the AMBER ALERT when you really freakin' need it!

Oh, and Hi! I know I haven't posted in quite a long time but my husband traded our Garmin GPS out for some other one.... and I don't know how to work it yet so geocaching has been sidelined for me.

I'm still in the Hoo Haa Travel Bug Race though!

Or I thought I was.

But now, my bug might be MIA! It was retrieved after taking a WONDERFUL hop across the Country back in January. I had high hopes, this was a new geocacher who picked it up so I was excited thinking that they would be anxious to drop it quickly.

But alas... here it is April (almost May) and nothing.
I sent them an email via geocaching.com asking them politely to place the bug as it was in a race and I haven't heard anything back.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Peace Luv & Travel Bugs Got a Huge Jump!

Way to go my little happy hippie travel bug! And a huge thanks to John_electron for helping my little bug make it's way across the country in one ginormous jump!

So I think that at least puts me back in the race with some of the top dogs!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hoo Haa Travel Bug Race and My Bug's Lack of Traveling

Seriously.
My bug has touched 2 hands and only moved once since we started the race. I guess that's what I get for launching it in some random city instead of close to home. I mean seriously, it's Geocaching! Why pick up a bug if you aren't going to place it somewhere else??

Gunny's bug just took a huge leap across the pond (from Japan to California) and I think unless some of our bugs hit international waters, there's not much hope - but I'll still trash talk!

That is, if I could get my bug going so I could at least have something to talk about!!

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