Geocaching: GPS treasure everywhere!
A couple OYBers have mentioned geocaching as a good fun time so here it is. You go to the website and type in the zip code you wish and a bunch of treasures pop up, all located by longitude/latitude coordinates. You then go find the treasure with your GPS unit. Sounds like fun! And it teaches you how to use your device.
I gather that most treasures are hidden in ammo boxes. These contain a logbook plus some goodies. If you take a goody you're supposed to put one back.
I think the kids would like this one!
The guy who just reminded me about it again lives up north. We were chatting on the phone and he said "Just a sec" and typed in the zipcode for my little town. He said there were 800 geocaches stashed right here! Kinda freaky. He said there were 10,000 of them in Michigan alone. Whew!
Well, if you want to go on a treasure hunt with your GPS, here ya go!