Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Geo-Caching, With the Grand Twins, Day One

Copyright 2012, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

It is HOT this week in SE Michigan.  HOT HOT HOT.  But, we are doing a spot of caching anyway.  The girls have decided they like the caches that are written with lots of clues, a photo or two, and not hidden in light poles, the best.  Of course, the first cache we went for was the best of the day, maybe of several days!  LOL  Here they are walking from our parking spot to where the GPS said to start, way up at the other end of the cemetery, of course.

This really was a FUN cache, the GPS reading was for the front gate, NOT the actual cache, but, there was this great photo of the backs of some stones that really solved it for us.  The photo had on the side a bit of foliage showing, which also helped us find the correct area.  The hints had the family names to the north, south, east and west of the cache hiding place.  It was very cleverly written and hidden.  This was no park and grab cache, we had to use our observational skills, we all were involved, a great cache, no doubt about it.

Our next cache was a light pole one:

They found this one fairly easily, good hints.  And, inside:

We found another one in a light pole, the hint was something about LIFTING.  They figured that one out quickly too, and thank goodness, cause it started to rain and within just a few minutes it was a deluge.  Photos not worth sharing.

Just before we came home for the day, we let them try to find a cache we had previously discovered, and, again, it did not take them long.  (Give away hint, it was under that bottom plate of the light pole, the cache container has a magnet on it.  And, yes, we had them stay FAR away from those electric wires.)

Of course, their enjoyment of the first fun well written cache sent me to the net for a hunk of time to see if I could discover some more fun ones and not all poles!  LOL  The next day we will go over to Monroe, but, the heat would cook us in more ways than one - -



Karen said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

A fun filled family day to be sure!

Lynne Carothers said...

This is just great. Not only are you entertaining the twins on a hot day, you are also showing them the things that entertain you! Now if that isn't passing on family heritage I don't know what is!

Good job, lady!

irisheyes jennifer said...

Look like lots of fun and the creation of lots of happy memories. As Lynne said, 'Good job, lady!'

Carol said...

Thanks Karen, Lisa, Lynne and Jennifer. What a great thing to keep them active and interested in doing something with the old grandparents! LOL

We are already planning which caches to do next visit, and we are hoping it won't be quite so HOT, cause some of them require hiking. Too hot to hike much today.

Michelle Goodrum said...

Geo-Cashing sounds like one of those activities anybody of any age would love! I think you've hit on a way to stay cool in the eyes of the grandtwins.

Ginger Smith said...

These look like some really fun finds and super fun puzzles were solved. So glad the gran twins enjoyed it! Can't wait to hear about the next one!

Kathy Reed said...

I'm catching up. I have a niece and nephew who frequently do this. It looks really fun. What a great thing to do with grandchildren.