Our local CBS affiliate ran a segment this morning on geocaching which triggered a lot of memories from my childhood. Weekends were spent camping and exploring nature with family and friends. The adventures my brother and I had using our imaginations while seeking out hidden treasures in the woods. I also cannot forget that he loved chasing me around while holding the snake he had just discovered. Still today I have a fear of snakes – it’s his fault!

For those asking the question, “What is geocaching?” It is an outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS enabled device. To play visit the Geocaching website,, and register for free. Then search for a cache in your area and let the adventure begin. According to the website there are 1,653,520 active geocaches so it is highly probable that one exists near you. With spring around the corner what better way to spend time outside than seeking out treasures in the woods. Don’t forget to take the time to enjoy the sights and sounds as you search.

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