Sunday, September 20, 2009

Treasure Hunting

I have been sick with a head cold since this past Thursday evening, and Saturday was the worst day of all.  So, I just laid on the couch most of the day.  However, by 4:00 p.m. the boys and I were stir crazy and I decided that some fresh air might do me some good.  First we tried a walk--that didn't work out.  Layton was already whining by the time we got to the first cattle guard.  So, we decided to just ride around in the Polaris Ranger for awhile.  Well, that got boring.  We then decided to go on a treasure hunt!  I have been telling Kade about geocaching and how much fun it sounded.  Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world.  You use GPS devices and search for hidden containers, called geocahces, outdoors and then share your experiences online.  So, we ran to the house and got on and printed out four different spots that were within a few miles of our house.  We then entered the coordinates for the treasure on Clint's Garmin.  The first one was easy to find and a lot of fun.  It was hid in one of the older cemeteries up the road from us.  We tried finding three others (in different locations), but didn't have any luck.  Check out our pictures below!

Layton, Kade & Ace with the Garmin.  While I was on the couch sick all day Kade played like he was a tattoo artist and drew tattoos on himself and Layton.  They used washable markers, so they came off easy and changed often.  They were a cat and a rabbit in this picture.  Their daddy and I are so proud of them!!  Clint says that a good tattoo artist can make a good living, though!

Kade headed to find the treasure.

Eureka!  The treasure hidden in the fork of a tree.

We found it!

Layton tripped in the cemetery and lost his boots.  He was running back to the Ranger to get us an ink pen, so we could write our names in the Geocache Log Book.

All the trinkets.  There was a golf tee, plastic silver coin, sunscreen, miniature skateboard, copper ring, and a plastic ring.

Kade trading his U.S. Open radio for the plastic ring.  (Nede brought the boys back some souvenirs from the U.S. Open.)

Our first geocaching adventure was a lot of fun.  We plan to try to do some more treasure hunting around this area and when we travel to the Panhandle this winter.

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