So a few years back (you know, before a kid, school, little league, gym time, etc) my husband and I used to geocache.
It's basically a treasure hunt with a GPS. You find the treasure, you log that you found it and sometimes there are things inside of it that you can swap out for things that you bring with you. There are also sometimes traceable items like bugs or coins that you can grab and drop in another cache that you find. Most people use geocaching.com to play.
I used to have an active blog called Kiss My Cache. I haven't updated it in forever. I love the name of the blog so much that when I deleted all my other blogs I couldn't bare to press the delete button on that one. It's also my name (now, I've changed it a few times) on geocaching.com
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The cool thing about the app is that I no longer needed my GPS - duh, my phone has one in it. But I also didn't need to print out cache information because I could look up the description, hints, maps, etc all from the app. HELLO.. genius! Why did it take me so long to find this!
gave up and left. I'm pretty sure she was taking down my license plate as I drove away.
So.. we headed to another one, not on private property, and quickly found it. Nothing like logging a smiley face (the icon on the map of caches you find) so quickly!
Also, my son has been caching with us since he was young so I finally broke down and created his geocaching.com account. I can't believe he's old enough to log his own!
Anyhow.. this isn't a sponsored post (although it should be!) it's just a heads up for a great family-friendly, super fun activity that I've recently re-found. If you hop on geocaching.com add me as a friend!