There are moments in a geek’s life that make you think there may be a god after all. Last week my wife told me all her friends were talking about this geocaching thing, and would this not be a nice way of convincing the kids to get some fresh air…?
It took me less than five minutes to order a GPS, the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx.
It runs on standard AA batteries, can do car navigation, and has a special geocaching mode. I loaded it with the maps that came with my Garmin c510, and I have to say it’s a very nice device.
Today we packed the kids into the car and started for our very first cache, Bosenberg. The area was quite muddy due to the rain we had in the last week, but after we talked the kids into “treasure hunting” for more than a week, we had to go.
We were rewarded with an easy to find cache, a great view over the area, and smiling kids that managed to find the cache themselves. They were a bit disappointed about the content, but it’s the search that matters, right..? ;)
Now I just need to clean the car…