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March 13, 2005


On Friday afternoon we organized a geocaching event with six families. What is a geocache? It's like a scavenger hunt, with coordinates and a GPS. You can learn more about it at geocaching.com
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Our first cache took us to the Barlow Pioneer Cemetery where we found a tupperware container filled with trinkets. The rule is if you take something, then you leave something. Harrison left a Mennonite Missions kazoo and took a matchbox car. Emma left a noisemaker and too some purple glitter nail polish. Albert took a toy dinosaur and his mom left a jazz CD. Joel signed the log book and we hopped back into the cars to find our second cache.
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The second cache was found at the Canby Duck Pond. Joel and Lisa used the GPS to lead us closer to the cache. This was lableled a micro cache, meaning it would be very small. Pam interpreted the clues - Duck in, sit down, and stick around - to find our second cache in a magnetic key box under a park bench. No trinkets here, just a tiny notepad to record our find. I think we called ourselves the Whiskey Hill Cachers. There were several silly name suggestions.
Our third geocache was a multi cache, which required several stops to gather data. A little math led us to the final location. Finally we returned to our house where Jeremy had hidden our own personal cache, a treasure chest full of chocolate coins, fake jewelry, and other treats. After finding the treasure the group stayed for dinner and a campfire. It was a great evening with friends. To view other blog entries on this same event you can visit Lisa's blog or Andrew & Courtney's Blog or Pam's Blog

Posted by jennifer at March 13, 2005 08:24 AM