I love road trips! My favorite road trips are those that are more trip and less road 🙂 Ones that might leave our final destination for the day to the whims and lure of the landscape.
To sit staring through a windshield can be mind numbing if not punctuated by frequent pauses to stretch your legs and get a closer look at the native flora and fauna… Maybe learn a little history or snap some pictures.
Of course, sometimes it’s hard to know where to explore when you’ve never been there before. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a community of friends willing to share their favorite trails, viewpoints, local color, and unique features? Add to this the fun of a scavenger hunt and you’ve described my favorite way to take a break from the road when we are traveling….. Let’s go find a cache!
When the scenery gets intriguing or it’s time for a lunch break, I grab my smart phone or GPS and do a search of nearby geocaches…. I look for one off the road ahead of us that can either be reached in our vehicle or via a short hike. The description often imparts a bit of information or history to add to our enjoyment of the area…. And the fun of scrambling around in bushes, rocks, hillsides and ravines looking for a hidden container is just the kind of physical and mental activity I’m looking for! Family friendly fun outdoors with high tech devices… What could be more fun!?
You will no doubt hear more about geocaching from me here in future posts…. But if I’ve piqued your curiosity … Check out the info and tutorials for beginning cachers at www.geocaching.com Registration is free – a great value for the hours of memorable adventures you will have with this techy pastime.
If you have any particular caching interests or questions.. post them in your comments and I’ll be sure to address them now or in future posts. Until then… just gimmee a break 😉