Walk Like a Geocacher

January 3, 2011

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.

This clip from the movie Splinterheads is the best explanation I’ve seen so far:

For Those Already in the Geo-Know…

This would be PERFECT for the geocaching theme song! I totally cracked when I saw the  geocacher’s reaction to the “muggles” part (been there done that)! These folks did an OUTSTANDING job on this vid…

or you can look at it as playing pirates with treasure maps like you did when you were a kid. just now it is electronic based. and it’s not just kids playing.

The World at My Fingertips

April 29, 2008

I often joke with friends that if it weren’t for the last minute runs to the grocery store or the midnight dash for cigarettes, I would never have to leave my home. More and more, I see the truth behind the jest, and yet, I never cease to be amazed by it.

As a full time college student, I do attend classes on campus, yet I take half of them completely online, and could do so with all of them if I chose to. With the soaring gas prices, that may become a reality next semester, because my college is 60 miles from where I live.

As a single mom with a son in high school, I am able to keep a daily eye on his homework/grades through Edline, and can correspond with his teachers at anytime.

I do my own car repairs, and thanks to AutoZone, I can find any diagram or specs I need in just a few clicks. I can order the parts from them, or e-bay and have them delivered right to my door.

The same goes with anything else I want. Clothes, shoes, home accessories, lumber supplies….whatever…. they are a few keystrokes away.

If I want to tour the Smithsonian or check out the latest discoveries in the solar system….”click”…

Anything I want is out there…. to review, explore, purchase, learn about or watch. I don’t even have cable TV because there is no need to. I can watch any tv show or movie for free, at my convenience.

It’s amazing really, how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time… and the possibilities are endless. For all these things, however….nothing can replace the smell of honeysuckle on a spring morning, or the feel of waves lapping against your feet as you walk on a beach. Outdoor concerts, making smores by a campfire, fireworks on the 4th of July…. These things are best experienced in the moment, and in person.

The world really is at our fingertips… and it really is a beautiful world…just remember to get outside and enjoy it once in a while!