I'm talking about geocaching. Have you heard of it?
As defined by geocaching.com, geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. I was first introduced to it by a client of mine in 2010 and have been addicted ever since. I couldn't believe that this was going on around me without my knowledge! How did I not notice it?
Anyways, I encourage you to check out the site because they explain it better than I ever could. I just know that this game has lead me to some of the coolest areas of places that I had been to hundreds of times before but never knew existed. Does that make sense? Just check out some photos from our last trip that we did a little geocaching on (plus a few at the end from our honeymoon trip):
|Couldn't help but think of the book "Where The Red Fern Grows". This wild fern was gorgeous in person.|
|By far my favorite hidden gem of the trip. Been to this city hundreds of times and never knew this abandoned bridge existed.|
|I think graffiti is such an amazing art form. And there was SO MUCH AWESOME GRAFFITI under this abandoned bridge.|
|Came across some super cool water droplets on a search for a geocache. Nature, you crazy.|
|That's no camera trick, those mushrooms were as big as my face.|
|And these leaves were as big as his head (nice face, husband.)|
If you're thinking, "I'm in a metro area. There probably aren't any geocaches in my area." My friend you are SORELY mistaken. City areas are sometimes the best for geocaches! Trust me, you will be surprised when you find out just how many there are. Don't take my word for it, check out the Geocaching website and type in your area to see for yourself. And check out the G.I.Geos (our dorky geocaching username) while you're at it ;)