Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Geocaching Article is Up!

My article for kids, "The Modern Day Treasure Hunt," is up on Viatouch!

If you haven't tried geocaching yet, I hope you'll give it a try after reading this article. It's so much fun for kids, parents, hikers, grandparents...anyone! Truly, it's a blast.

The family photos in the article were taken last summer during our trip to Lake Powell. The geocache was a Gatorade bottle hidden under a bush. Anyone who visits that geocache will see our names written on the log.

So tell me, do you have a GPS? And have you ever tried geocaching?

26 comments:

  1. I've heard about it, it does sound like a lot of fun :)

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  2. Nicole, before we tried it, I had never heard of it! Now it's a favorite activity. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Hi Julie,

    I just tried geocaching with my kids for the first time this spring. It was in a forest just outside our city and the library set it up. It was a bit too easy for my 13, but he took charge with the GPS and my younger children then had fun finding the tokens that were hidden throughout the forest. I know we'd love to do it again sometime!

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  4. Never heard of it. I'll have to check it out.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. Congrats on your article! What a wonderful vacation. I'll bet you all had tons of fun and learned a lot along the way! (I love Lake Powell!)

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  6. omg how cool!! :D

    i'm clicking over right now!

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  7. Great article! We have a GPS, but have never tried geocaching. I do have a friend who really likes it, though.

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  8. Jody, that is so great that your library set that up! I've never heard of a library doing that.

    salarsen, I had never heard of it either, but boy, is it big!

    KarenG, we loved Lake Powell too. It was our first time!

    Tahereh, thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the article.

    Janel, thanks. And having the GPS is the biggest hurdle!

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  9. OMG, I've never heard of that before! That's flippin' awesome! We actually got our son a GPS for Christmas (he was 6), and I can see him REALLY getting into something like this. Will have to look to see if there's anything in our neck of the woods...if not, we'll have to hide some!

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  10. I've never heard of that before either. Sounds great though.
    Congrats on the article. :)

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  11. Vicki, you have GOT to try it! Your son will especially love using his own GPS.

    Lindsay, they're all over the place in the UK!

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  12. I have a couple of friends who are into this. It is fun to hear about their adventures.

    Also, you have an award here. :)

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  13. J., thanks so much for the award! I'll be passing it along soon.

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  14. I definitely GPS. And I did a geocache search with my sister's family, but we never found it. :( Too well hidden or something.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. :)

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  15. We tried doing Geo catching down here in FLorida but when we had to tramp through the woods to get to one, I hated it! Too many bugs and snakes and creatures here--so my husband did it in PA with my nephew and he loved it.

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  16. Hey Julie. I've awarded you with the versatile blogger award. You can come pick it up off my blog. Have a great day :)

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  17. Janet, that's a bummer that you didn't find the geocache. That one must have been too well hidden.

    Terri, I wouldn't want to tromp through grass with snakes either. They're hidden in the city too!

    Melissa, you're a sweetheart. Thank you!

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  18. That's something I've heard about but never fully understood. I'm thinking it would be a great activity for my 11 year old and me. Checking out your article right now. :)

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  19. DL, your 11 year old will probably love it! Good luck with your hunt.

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  20. Hi, Julie. I see that you have previously won the Versatile Blogger Award. Well done! Well, since I just won it myself, I now award it to you...again. I checked the bylaws and I cannnot seem to find anything prohibiting you from having it again. Just how many of these trophies do you have on your mantel? Anyway, your blog is one of those that I enjoy seeing the new things that you have done, and I wanted to just take a little moment to appreciate them. Congrats once again.
    --James.

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  21. James, thanks so much for the award! You are sweet, and I appreciate it.

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  22. Hi Julie -

    Nice blog. :)

    I'm here via a chain of bloggers, starting with Diane Estrella. She challenged us to pick a blogger from her Follower list and see where the trail led. I chose Lynda Schab. From there, I visited Lynn Squire, Doris Plaster, and now you.

    So, you can say, "thanks," to Diane for this stopover. If you'd like, I hope you'll stop by my place, "Christian Writer/Reader Connection."

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  23. Susan, I love that idea! I think I'll pick one of your followers and see where it leads. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  24. I have heard of this and now I want to try it, we have a gps. I'm off to read your article!:)

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  25. Alexis, I hope you give geocaching a try. It is soooo fun!

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