23709I'm Surrounded by Things to Find?!
- Nov 30, 2007Last week during Thanksgiving, my sister tells me this nutty story
that happened to her recently. She and her family were having a
picnic in a park when another family walked up to hers at the park
table pavilion where they were sitting. Someone in the group asked
my sister if they could stand on the concrete table and look for
something under the pavilion roof; so my sister, baffled at the
strange request, tells the guy to go ahead. A second later, the man
pulls out a box from the rafters, opens it up, and signs a paper,
places some sort of trinket in the box, and then puts the box back
where it was. My sister was obviously curious and asked what was
going on, and that's when she found out about this whole geocaching
Now it's been driving me crazy ever since she told me about this.
The thought that there's all these things hidden all around me - and
the fact that most of these things have been hidden all over for
quite some time well, it's really plaguing my mind and I got to go
out and find them!
But I don't have a GPS. Well, I do, but it's a USB thing that
attaches to my laptop and works with Microsoft Streets and Trips.
However, I'm not going to take my laptop around with me in the wild
looking for these things. So I went out without a GPS looking for
them. I found the first one in a Cedar Park park down the street
from my house that was easy, too many clues. But I've had no such
luck with the other one's I've looked for. I need a handheld unit.
So, let's say money is not really an obstacle here: What would be the
best handheld GPS unit I could get, and what software and/or hardware
should I also buy along with it in order to have the most fun
geocaching? I've always loved maps and stuff, so I'm a bit shocked
that I'm just now finding out about all of this and can't wait to get
out there and find these things. Also, I'm also planning some really
creative caches and locations to place on my own...
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