Bucket list check | Geocaching

In the rain!

Geocaching was added to my list since for a few years now we have been wanting to go on a modern day treasure hunt together. This has been since we’ve watched the movie “Splinterheads”. We were absolutely fascinated by the concept. I suppose we never really mustered up the time. I will be careful not to reveal spoilers or give too much information to the muggles but I will just say that geocaching may very well be one of our new favorite hobbies.

Our adventure started as a 95+ degree Florida day. My husband and I took our “blonde child”, as we call the teenager I used to nanny, and went off into the hot sun by foot and board.

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We were out all day and on a mission to find four but two of them were interrupted by a thundering storm thus unreachable. We ducked out at a “weight loss clinic” after finding our second cache.

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It was most exhilarating running through the rain as it got heavier before getting to this small canopy and bench. We were soaked by the time we finished—-especially blonde child—-because she was close enough to someone driving by a puddle. Needless to say, she was road sprayed but we all thought it was pretty humorous. No harm, no foul; we were already soaked anyway. The adventure was all that mattered at this point.

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I never thought so many people participated in this other world. There were names among names. There is a sense of satisfaction when you actually find the camouflaged container. In all, we found two geocaches. We found a micro and a smaller one. We signed both each in our favorite colors.

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In the first one we found, I snagged a bracelet out of a pill bottle and replaced it with one of mine on standby in a ziploc baggie to be someone else’s treasure.


The rule is to leave something of equal or greater value when you take something. The second one was a micro cache with only a log included to sign. It really is an entertaining hobby, although sometimes more difficult than other times. All you need is a GPS or the geocaching phone application. You encounter all variations of wildlife, interesting finds, the experience of the great outdoors, and a sense of accomplishment.

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