Well, on saturday we did our first GeoCaching. For the geeks among us, the image on the right will have an impact. 🙂
We also collected a Travel Bug called Lightening Bug. I can hear you saying “Ok, so I kinda get GeoCaching, but what on earth is a Travel Bug?”… So I’ll tell you.
A Travel Bug is a metal dog tag that you “attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online.” A sample of the dogtag is on the left.
Lightening Bug is racing with 4 other bugs placed by “The Four T’s”. There are 2 ways to “win” the race. The first is to get back to Sacramento, California (one of the bugs has already done that), the second way is to go through as many caches as possible before heading back to Sacramento, CA.
Anyway, we now have the bug and are going to try and move it around a few other Cache’s in SA (assuming we can’t convince a friend of ours who’s going to the USA in the next few weeks to take it with him).
Oh, and if anyone REALLY wants to be nice, you can consider sending me plenty of cash for my birthday (coming up soon) so I can afford a GPS system. 🙂 (Or if you have lotsa cash, you could buy me a Garmin Geko 301, a Garmin Rino 110, or a Garmin eTrex)