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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Third Time’s The Charm

After our windblown journey in the Journey, we arrived at our South Carolina “home” and looked forward to spending a few days with our grandsons Andrew and Owen.  We have so much fun when we’re with  them.  Marti has introduced them to that time honored RV activity of Geocaching.  The boys love it, Marti loves it.  Me?  I’m the chauffer.

Today, Sunday, we had a nice sunny day.  We’ve been unaffected by Hurricane Sandy so after church and lunch, we set out on a quest to find a couple more caches.

Owie likes to use Marti’s I-phone.  She has a Geocache app downloaded on it which provides a map.


Andrew prefers Marti’s Magellan hand held GPS unit.  He likes the technical aspect of the unit and how it measures distance and direction to the cache.


Our first attempt to locate a Geocache failed, we gave up after a half hour.  On to the second location.

Andrew thought he was getting close, but alas, he couldn’t find anything as hard as he looked.


Owie found something, but it certainly wasn’t the Geocache we were looking for.


We gave up on try number two after a while and moved on to the location of a Geocache that has eluded up on two previous tries.  This time, we tasted victory!


How did we miss it twice before?  It was here.




Who’d a thunk?  Pretty clever hiding spot.

Afterwards, we went back to the Journey to hang out and unwind.  The boys love play Nintendo almost as much as Marti does.  The acorn truly does not fall far from the tree. ;c)


Geocaching a a great activity for our RV travels and we look forward to doing more of it with the boys as we take them on future trips around the country in the Journey.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



  1. Good to hear Sandy has not bothered you ... now, if it will just take pity on us.

  2. Wow, they really hide those caches! Glad you are having fun with the boys. :-)

  3. That was a pretty nifty hiding place. Glad you've passed the hurricane winds by. Those winds could have really sent you sailing with a tailwind.

  4. I have tried to convince myself that Geocaching is fun, but I have been unable to convince myself yet:)

  5. geocaching is a great hobby and it sure must be nice to share it with the grands!!

  6. Have never geocached before, but it looks like fun. Glad you are having such fun with the boys. Safe travels.

  7. I'll geocache when they have them at ice cream shops.

  8. Great to see the kids having fun outside while using some new technology.

    I've never caught on to the appeal of geo-caching but that ice cream shop idea could change that.

  9. butterbean carpenterOctober 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Howdy all o' y'all,
    Paul, when the wind circles to the left IT'S A HURRICANE and it comes N 2 S; HEADWIND, when you're going up the coast! Fuel mileage drops precipitously! Was the hubcap the 'cache'??
    So glad the boys are entertaining y'all!!!

  10. I'm not much of a geocacher either but having those boys' excitment would pull me in for sure.

  11. Love the post - that really is a clever hiding place. And what a great thing to do with the kids. Hope you got your absentee ballots, which I seem to remember was the reason for your trip. Ha, ha....

  12. I love geocaching too, and I hope we will do more of it at our various camping locations.