Saturday, May 25, 2013

Adventure Is Out There!!!

Today is Fun Thursday because tomorrow starts the beginning of vacation! For the family and for me, and I am soooo excited.

Yesterday W graduated from pre-school and today is the girls last day of school. Since W and I had time today to do something fun I asked him to think about what he wanted to do while he got dressed and then let me know when we got downstairs. As he cam bounding down I asked him what the plan was and he yelled "GEOCACHING!!!!" Some of you may be asking what in the world is Geocaching?? Let me explain. It's basically a world wide treasure hunt. People put little caches everywhere and you can go and find them and log them online and put your name on the paper log. Sometimes there are caches that have different trinkets in it that you can trade your own for. (Those are mainly the ones we look for, the kids don't have patience for anything else) I found out about it through one of the magazines I met last summer and we have been doing it ever since.

We set out as normal and go look for one cache. After we find (or don't) one then I log it in my handy dandy Geocache App (It costs $10 but to me it's the best investment for loads of fun!) and we are off to the next cache. We usually just keep going and then when it's about an hour before we have to go home we head back.

Today we were sent to these baseball fields that W actually plays at to find out first cache. We had to search a little bit in the woods but eventually spotted it and pulled it out!

After this one we piled back into the car and headed to our next cache. We did not find is unfortunately, but that's ok. We got back in the car and just headed to another one. This one was at another baseball fields, we looked around for a bit when I saw a pile of rocks, I decided to look under them because that's the kind of places these things are hidden under when I realized the rock was the actual cache. I giggled as I took it out and showed it to W and he was so excited, until he realized there were ants everywhere and would not go near it, hence the picture of him 5 feet away. That silly boy!

The next one was on the side of the road in a huge log, supposedly there use to be a Tyson Chicken Factory there but not anymore. While we found it someone drove by and honked and waved and obviously they knew what we were doing. This one was a good size box so there were a few things he found that he could switch his items for. I think he ended up with a silly band of a man running.

After that we took off again and spent a good 10 minutes in front of a shopping center looking through prickly bushes for cache that we were unable to find. There were a few more that were close to us so we decided to hit those up. The first one we came to was by a really shabby gas station, (by this time we were way north of where we live which is really country). We walked up and found it inside of a pole and W thought it was neat. (Isn't he just the cutest kid, I love him so much!)

After that we decided that we wanted to make it to 5 caches found so I looked up the next one that was closest to us. It had some good hints and so off we went to search for it. This one was up in a tree and I was barely able to reach it. Or in the words of W "Jenny if you were any shorter, you could not have gotten that one!".


After finding our 5th one I knew it was time to head to get some lunch and head back home. We stopped at McDonald's and enjoyed some chicken nuggets and french fries. I cannot get over how adorable he is. I'm sure going to miss these days.
It's Saturday now... I have been a little MIA this week and it's funny because I have had posts typed up and ready to go but just haven't posted them because of pictures, or lack there of. My brother and sister in law come in today and I am really excited. We get to see them when they arrive and then go to dinner at Chick Fil A, yummy!!!


  1. So cute and fun! I have several typed up or started that just need finalizing, lol.

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