I found a cache!

So, I wrote about the Geocache session I went to at ETV last week. Maybe I mentioned that I have not been able to actually LOCATE a cache since that session? During the session, even, we went to 2 different places where there was supposed to be a cache and we couldn’t find them. During lunch that day, I made Marty go to 2 different caches, neither of which we found. Yesterday, I made it a mission to find one. Marty was a good sport and went with me, though let it be known that he does not like it. He thinks we are going to get arrested and seems to think I made up this whole Geocache thing. I feel like if we WERE to look suspicious and cops were called, we could explain what the heck we were doing since this is a REAL hobby. Anyway…

We tried 2 Geocaches near our house with NO LUCK. We still had time before we needed to be at my parent’s house for dinner, so I made him try for one more. AND WE FOUND IT! When I spotted it, I actually clapped and jumped up and down. Some would say that’s crazy, some would say I do that when I wake up every morning. Whatever – I was EXCITED. This was even the kind of cache that had STUFF.

I won’t tell you the locations of these caches, because that’s part of the fun and the process. Now that I have found one I am TOTALLY doing this with my 5th graders this year. I guess the way to do it with students is to first create a cache for them to find on school grounds. After that, they can create their own. Can’t wait to see what they come up with! Note to self: wait for cooler weather before doing this lesson with the kids.


PS-Without going into why right now, please know that I need positive, healing thoughts for my mom. If you know me, you know that my parents are pretty much my world (along with Marty and my dogs). So, thanks, blog friends and total strangers who run across this!

PPS-Park North Storytime this Wednesday! Theme: Back to school!



About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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1 Response to I found a cache!

  1. School Librarian says:

    So glad you found a cache!
    Here is one idea I did with students. I first tried hiding items around the campus but the students just started following each other…so instead I put puzzle pieces in several different places around the playground area. Each group didn’t go to the same area so I had to make sure my route for each group gave them the correct pieces. They were trying to solve a puzzle and got clues and pieces at each location. This was fun for everyone and they understood the geocaching concept. Good luck!
    Also, sending prayers your way for your mom!

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