Our grandsons (and Marti, too) are just wild about geocaching. It’s one of their favorite things to do, besides sleeping over in the Journey. Me? I’m usually the chauffer, driving them from place to place while Marti navigates. We’ve found over a dozen caches so far around our South Carolina “home”.
Today, we did something different, instead of hunting for another geocache, we made one of our own and hid it.
A trip to the Dollar Store gave us a bunch of little trinkets to put inside as prizes. A Cristal Lite container became the item to hold the trinkets and lastly, a 35mm film canister to hold the paper log.
It was a little too brightly colored, so we went off to the local Tractor Supply Store to pick up some camo duct tape. A few wraps and the cache will blend in with the surroundings and make it a little more challenging to find.
We decided to locate the cache next to a creek near the boy’s house so they can check up on it periodically and see how many people find it. We hid it next to a tree right by the creek. The boys decided to name their cache “Camo Creek” and after we found the exact coordinates on Marti’s iPhone, it was logged in on the Geocaching website.
Can you see it? (Click on the picture to enlarge)
Of course, being near a creek, the boys were magically drawn to the water. I wonder why?
They discovered an old piece of plywood, which they shortly sent adrift.
Then they had a blast rescuing the plywood from the creek where it grounded, using sticks.
What did they do after rescuing the poor piece of plywood? Why they set it adrift again and started the rescuing all over.
Hmm, water rescues? Future Coasties in training?
After a number of rescues, we took the boys to recharge their batteries…with milkshakes! :c)
A fun filled morning for everyone, even the chauffer!
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