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Monday, September 03, 2007

We are going on a treasure hunt!

On Monday afternoon Amber, Erin, Burke, Benny (with puppy) and I went Geo-caching. For three of us this was our first Cache outing. Here is a brief description of what Caching is: (taken from Wikipidea) an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value. Today, well over 440,000 geocaches are registered on various websites devoted to the sport. Geocaches are currently placed in 222 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica. We chose to do three caches which were relatively close to each other. We found two of three caches and were actually quite excited for these new adventures, but the true adventure happened on our first stab at finding the first cache.

It happened to be located under a bridge so the GPS was telling us, but when we got under the bridge we found a completely different treasure. Under the bridge was a whole tent city with a sitting room, kitchen and electricity. We decided that maybe the cache wasn't so important after all. I will never cross that bridge again without thinking about the people who live beneath it.I will be praying for them. Burke said she was going to try and get some food to them at some point. If anyone else would like to donate some food to Burke just let me know and I will make it happen.

Overall the treasure that we found were simply the best one by far was the city 'neath the bridge.

I hope to go caching again soon.


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