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Pafuncouple April 3rd, 2009 06:09 AM

So who does GEOCACHING while cruising????
 
Where have you done Geocaching at? Any real exciting places??
Seen anything real interesting in a cache?

rollerdonna April 3rd, 2009 08:15 AM

I think I have to go look up "Geocaching"! LOL

donna

CruiseNOID April 3rd, 2009 11:53 AM

I mapped out the ones in Cozumel but did an excursion instead. I hope to hit one or two when we return in August since the return visit will to sightsee and shop. I also hope to hit Grand Cayman also since I keep telling myself no snorkeling; sightsee only.

I've been kinda quiet lately on caching since I've turned to a focus of recipe contesting. I love the game though!!!! Now that it is Spring, time to start caching again and placing a few.

My favorite cache I've placed is "Got Batteries?". My favorite cache I've found is the Myrtle Beach welcome center travel bug hotel.

Mean Dean April 3rd, 2009 01:00 PM

What the heck is geocaching........?

ToddDH April 3rd, 2009 02:16 PM

Ditto Mean Dean!

Todd

Phyllbo April 3rd, 2009 02:29 PM

My cousin loves to do geocaching. It is a game where you look for a little case that someone else has hidden with something small in it. The goal is to use the coordinates (sp) given and find the hidden treasure. People hide these things all over the world. Once you find one, you usually sign a little slip of paper or note that you have found it. Then you leave it for others to find. It's a bit more complex than that. My cousin took me on a search for a few around here when he visited. It was kind of fun, but a lot of work for a look at a little treasure.

Phyll

Pocono Pug April 3rd, 2009 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rollerdonna
I think I have to go look up "Geocaching"! LOL

donna

Me too :?:

Pafuncouple April 4th, 2009 12:00 AM

Well lets see.....

The technical version of Geocaching....

We use mutlimillion dollar military satelites to find tupperware containersin the woods around the world. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL


And the layman's terms....

You create an account on a website, which I don't think i'm permitted to say here publiclly. Buy yourself a handheld GPS unit, enter the coordinates of the longitude and latitude of the location from the website, and then follow the GPS to the "cache". Inside you will find any variety of things, from trinkets to some intriging things. You can also find "Travel Bugs" which you remove from that cache, log it, and move it to another cache somewhere else. It could be 1 mile away to 1000 miles away. And your bug accumulates frequent travel miles and some have gone 20, 30, 50 thousand miles around the world.

There are approx. 782,581 caches around the WORLD....
There are approx 74,563 account holders just on this one website.

You wouldn't believe where some of these "caches" are hidden...probably right under the park bench seat you might be sitting at on vacation or your local park.

The fun of it is the HUNT, not really the things inside the cache. And to see some of the creative designs for caches people have come up with.

Some ARE in tupperware containers, some are in tree stumps, magnetized to bench seats. Look at the website and look at pictures of some of them and they are very cool.

Well I hope I explained Geocaching enough, but if not, let me know. PM me if you want to know the website or let me know if I am allowed to post it here.

Thank you.....

13 DAYS TILL WE CRUISE...YEEEHAAA

rollerdonna April 4th, 2009 12:31 AM

Thanks for the definition Pafuncouple, sounds like fun!

donna

balabusta April 4th, 2009 12:36 AM

I had no idea what geocaching was unit I read this thread! It is always good to learn something "new" every day! Thanks for the information.

Mean Dean April 4th, 2009 02:39 AM

Sounds like fun -- but wouldn't really want to do it while I'm cruising!

Jacqueline April 4th, 2009 06:58 AM

Funny thing this geocaching, husband of my collegue caches here in Holland. LOL

Pafuncouple April 6th, 2009 12:24 AM

You can go ANYWHERE in the world and find a cache...

Caching will cruising is fun, because many are located right at the piers and makes a quick grab and go.

11 days till sunshine....

CruiseNOID April 7th, 2009 10:04 AM

So many people would be suprised on what is hidden right under their noses if they knew what geocaching is.

Parking lots, local parks, cemetary, rest stops, visitors centers, the list goes on.

Next time you see a parking light skirt, a bird house, nicely piled stack of branches, a newspaper box.............you never know what may be hidden.

Not all are having to find a container, some are virtual or webcam spots to visit. For example, in Key West, a picture/virtual cache for the southern most point. Take a picture of yourself there and post it. It is a fun game to get yourself and family out of the house to learn interesting facts about your own community, the philosophy of cache in trash out - come to cache but if you see trash please take it out.


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