Mark has downloaded about 100 geocache sites for our area so we decided to look for a few of them.
Geocaching is a type of treasure hunt using a GPS unit (Global Positioning Satellite receiver) to help you find hidden "caches" placed by people all over the world. Geocaches are everywhere.
What is a cache? A cache is typically some type of container, from small to big, which contains something inside. Sometimes, it is simply a paper on which you write your name.
Sometimes a cache will have treasures.
When you find a cache, you may take what is hidden inside, but geocaching etiquette suggests that you replace it with something else.
I use to carry a ziplock bag of little trinkets I’ve collected but I seem to have misplaced it when we moved into the new RV. We rarely take anything out of a cache but I think it’s fun to contribute a little something, especially if it has a Texas theme.
We looked for 7 cache’s but only found 4.
At one of the sites we went to we found ourselves standing in the middle of a brand spanking new paved parking lot. No geocache there.
Another site had a new fence. And frankly, after our recent encounter with a Prairie Rattlesnake, I wasn’t too interested in stomping around the tall grass. We looked around a while but thought that maybe with the new fence, the cache had been removed.
We had the best luck in the cemeteries where we found 3.
It’s a fun hobby that gets us out and about and exploring the area. If you’re interested you can find out all about it at www.geocaching.com.