Since my buddy Gizmo is the geocaching KING and we have a Bingo slot on geocaching, I thought I would take my girl out one day. I hadn’t been geocaching in about four years, and it was my first time then. I had visited a friend from high school who lived in Michigan. We went to the geocaching website and printed out maybe ten caches I could find while I was visiting with her. I remember she had me all over the place – downtown Detroit, crossing the border into Canada, visiting a park. It was a lot of fun.
So, here we go. I have my dog, I have my Bingo push, I head on over to the website and think to myself, “I don’t want to print out a ton of stuff. There has got to be an App for this.” Wouldn’t you know it? There’s an App for that. There’s a full version for $9.99 or a free version to get you started. I downloaded the free one.
It finds your location and gives you the three closest caches, as the crow flies.
I get Finn into the car, and off we go. The App creates a map showing your location and where you need to go. When you get closer, you can turn on a compass which should bring you right to the spot. The first cache I tried to find is like down this road I had never been on, into the woods, bringing us past hunting sign after hunting sign. I decide it’s not a good idea to go find this one, and I opt to find another one.
Number 2 was hid by a 73 year old on her birthday. I think this is my speed. That is, until we get closer and I realize that I have to bring Finn through some serious brush in order to find it. Uh, no thanks.
Well, wouldn’t you know it, third time is the charm. The next one is on the edge of a lake nearby. When I got close to it, I turned on my hint, which said “under the log.” There it is. I signed my name with the date and time, left a pressie for the next person to find it, and off we went.
Oh, and here’s Finn in front of said log. I let her get a sniff of the cache off-camera. You know how these divas can be.
And there you have it! I’m not sure how many caches the free App will let you find, but if you want to try it out once or twice, I would say it is definitely worth it. AND, you get a BINGO spot *wink* *wink*