The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Friday, July 13, 2012

New Hobby? Not Sure Yet.

For a long time I have wanted try out the apparently very popular pastime of Geocaching.  I've heard about it for a while and as I was jotting down a list of things to do that would help this summer be memorable and extra summery I thought we'd give it a try.  I really wasn't sure what to expect because I didn't know anything about how to do it - in fact, I still don't because apparently there is a cache literally across the street from my house and I can't find it to save my life even though other people have found it recently.  But we're learning.

So Geocaching, in case you aren't familiar, is this thing where people hide little containers someplace with notebooks and little treasures or junky treasures in them and then post their location on a website and you have to find them using a compass and a gps.  It's harder than it sounds, but that might be because I generally do it while I'm towing around three young children, all of whom want me to find a miraculous treasure very quickly every time we look.  It requires all of us to be patient, and when we are it pays off with an exciting little moment of discovery.  Sadly the little tupperwares are generally filled with used pencils and outdated coupons which pale in comparison with the dollar store junk we bring to deposit in the caches allowing us to take something in exchange.  More than once my kids have asked if they could please just keep the dollar store thing we brought with us and I don't blame them.  But really it's the thrill of the hunt that is the fun part and we're getting better at it.

Here are the kids getting ready to leave on our first big expedition...Bundle felt that her best preparation would be to wear woolen gloves.

Our first find!!



We're headed to the Uintas this weekend and I'm hoping to find a cache or two while we're there.  We'll see!

By the way, these pix of Bundle would have been the most beautiful things except for that purple upper lip.  Not grape juice, sorry.  She had a bottle of chocolate milk she was a little too excited about and she sucked on it so hard she gave herself the world's big hickey.  After she took her first drink I was alarmed at the amount of chocolate on her upper lip, which I tried to wipe off.  When it wouldn't come off I was alarmed at the amount of food coloring in the chocolate milk, which isn't necessarily untrue, but it was not the cause of the lip. Nope, aggressive drinking problem leading to lip hickeys.  Gorgeous.




1 comment:

Cullen said...

The geocaching sounds pretty exciting! I've wondered about trying it also. Let me know what you think.