Sunday, January 6, 2013

Our newest geocachers

Em's first find
It was a little hard to explain why we love geocaching to the kids, since there doesn't seem to be any real point to it.

It involves driving around in search of junk and generally results in having lunch or a snack somewhere on the way to keep our strength up.

But as it turned out they really didn't care about the why, but instead just enjoyed the thrill of the search and taking turns with following the GPS compass.  We have so much to learn from kids.

opening up the tiny one they found here
We started with a second visit to one we had found before as I wanted to grab the Magic Bus and relocate it somewhere.  Then they wanted to do some new ones that we all had to search for.

We had one that we couldn't find, but others that were successful so a good time was had by all.

They were blown away with how tiny they could be and what odd spots they might be located in.

These guys are real troopers and were happy to prowl around odd spots with us and moving rocks, spider webs and crawling around on the ground.  Oh, do we know how to have fun or what?

I think they love it for the same reason I do, there's usually food involved somewhere along the way.

The one they are working with here had a coin theme and was only for coins and nothing else.  It was a fun one to find and share the joy with them.

We also got to introduce them to playing pickleball, but the weather was not cooperative and with the  wind blowing it was hard to keep the ball in our court. 

But we played enough that they got the hang of it and seemed to be catching on very well.  Those long arms of the older granddaughter sure come in handy for catching the ball; I wish I had a bit more height on me.

It was a fast few days with the kids trying to share all our new games with them.

Long Live the Queen of the Cache


  1. No, I think you love it for the same reasons they do ... the thrill of the hunt! It's the same drive that makes us spend hours reading good mystery books. The challenge makes us feel alive and it is anything but boring. And, yes, I think I would love that there is usually food involved too.

    Your Granddaughters are beautiful, though we can't really get a good look at the younger one. More pictures please :) I am so enjoying you, enjoying your Granddaughters. My Granddaughter is 16 now and we hardly see her. She is a very busy young lady and her interests have strayed from being with Grandma and Grandpa. I remember those years and I wasn't any different, so I don't take it personally ... but we do miss her.

    It is good that you are in a warm climate for your Geocaching. If you were here you would have to bring an ice pick to chop your cache out of it's hiding place. We are having more winter here than we had last year. As much as I am concerned about Climate Change and it's effect on our planet ... I think I liked the warmer winters. One thing is, our Eagles have moved on because our lake is actually frozen. No warm spring water keeping it open this year ... hmmmm. Well, I best move on. Glad to see you having such a good time. Also glad you are back to blogging because I have missed your upbeat humor. Be well Queen Grandma of Cache ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  2. I agree, your granddaughters are lovely. And I think it's simply wonderful that they enjoy spending time with you. They grow up so quickly and wander off into young adulthood. Remember? We all did the same thing. Gosh, that was so long ago, yet some of thr memories are still fresh in my mind.

    I'm at work, and it's time to go check on the Mrs. You have a wonderful night. hugs, Edna B.