That tool was evidently imperative to find that cache box.
|I'm going in, hope there are no snakes!|
|We found it, so tiny!|
|look realllll close!|
Geocaching is defined as a real world treasure hunt using a GPS -enabled device. There are three rules for geocaching: 1) If you take something, leave something of equal or greater value. 2) Write about your experience in the cache log book if they have it. 3) Log onto www.geocaching.com and write about your experience. There are twelve types of caches. Click here to find out what they are. Geocaching is international. It started on May 2, 2000 when a blue switch was turned on and the twenty-four global satellites suddenly had an upgrade and hundreds of thousands of GPS receivers had their positions recorded and accurately recorded by the satellites.
The Origins of GeocachingGeocaching, first coined by Matt Stum on the "GPS Stash Hunt" mailing list on May 30, 2000, was the joining of two familiar words. The prefix geo, for Earth, was used to describe the global nature of the activity, but also for its use in familiar topics in gps such as geography.
Caching, from the word cache, has two different meanings, which makes it very appropriate for the activity. A french word invented in 1797, the original definition referred to a hiding place someone would use to temporarily store items. The word cache stirs up visions of pioneers, gold miners, and even pirates. Today the word is still even used in the news to describe hidden weapons locations.
The second use of cache has more recently been used in technology. Memory cache is computer storage that is used to quickly retrieve frequently used information. Your web browser, for example, stores images on disk so you don't have to retrieve the same image every time you visit similar pages.
The combination of Earth, hiding, and technology made geocaching an excellent term for the activity. However the "GPS Stash Hunt" was the original and most widely used term until Mike Teague passed the torch to Jeremy Irish in September 2000.
In the end, I almost think it is better to do this with younger kids. But for me, the right thing to do will be to create my own and hide it across the street. Then I can see the smiles on people's and children's faces when they discover it. The website says, plant it and they will come. When Gabriele, comes maybe we can put something in there from Italy! Its free and fun, give it a try.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself. ~Walter Anderson