Awhile back, Jordan wrote a post on the art of geocaching–which is kinda like being on a cool treasure hunt–and he mentioned that there were quite a few geocaches right here in Wallingford. Having an 8 year-old son with a penchant for adventure (although, really, don’t the two go hand in hand?) I created an account on the geocaching website (geocaching.com), picked a couple of easy “puzzles” that were close by, plugged the coordinates on my GPS phone, and we set out on a journey that was only a few blocks away. We had a blast spending the day trying to find hidden caches, and I marveled over the way in which our neighbors hid them. How cool is it that our neighbors hide stuff for others to find? Well, I’ll tell you what my son thinks: “IT ROCKS!”
But don’t just take it from us. See for yourself how fun geocaching can be. Wallingford neighbor Peter Gaylord (whose geocache name is Dayspring) forwarded us a video that demonstrates how to be a geocache hider and seeker. Check it out!