do you geo?

Have you heard of geocaching?  We are new to the hobby, but we are having a lot of fun with it!  The kids call it treasure hunting, which is a pretty accurate description of what geocaching is.  We had gone out twice before and never found anything, but this past Friday we finally had success!

I took the girls down to the local trail to meet up with some friends.  They played on the playground, rode their bikes around, and then off we went treasure hunting.  The first we went looking for was called “Halloween Tree”.  After traipsing through the woods we saw a tree that looked like a pretty good hiding place.  We walked around it, looked inside all the crevices, and then I noticed some bark that looked like it had been placed there strategically.  Ding Ding Ding!!!  We found the cache!!

Inside the geocache were an assortment of little trinkets, Teagan picked out a coin from Spain, and I took the medallion show above, it was a stamp of Dowjr’s first find, and since this was our first find I thought it was appropriate!   After writing our names in the log (we are McCarthy5), we carefully re-hid the cache and were on our way to the next one.


The next one we found was called “R&R on Sligo”, and the trail we took into the woods was next to a little bench.  This one was in the center of a rotted out log….look, there it is!

Sweet!  Another smiley face on our geocache map!  The last one we found was a little magnetic one on the walk back.  It was so small it didn’t have room for any treasures, just a log book to add our name to.

After nap that day we met up with the same friends at the park up the street.  There was a 3-part geocache hidden there.  We found part 1, but since dinnertime was coming up we called it a day on our treasure hunt and are going to pick it back up another day.

So, do you geocache?  If so, what app do you like to use?  I currently just have the basic version of geocaching which doesn’t show us many of the caches so I’m thinking of upgrading to the paid version.  Do  you have a free one you recommend?

Until next time, happy hunting!!


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Wow, the last time I wrote on here I had a little girl who was 2 1/2 years old, and one who was about 6 months old.  Lots has changed since then, those girls are now 4 1/2 and 2 1/2, and we have since welcomed another little girl who is now 6 months old!  Pretty crazy how times flies!

Although so much has changed, a lot has stayed the same too!  I still stay at home with my girls full time and I still love to run.   My days  revolve around taking kids to school and the park, having play dates, cooking meals and trying to keep the endlessly dirty house clean.  We are in the process of looking for a new house which has taken up countless hours of our time, but I’m hoping the right thing will come along soon.   Life is busy, but I’d like to be able to keep the blog updated a bit more….so until next time, here’s a picture of my happiness








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