One blog leads to another.
A comment of a recent blog led me to Phinders Philosophy who has his own views on the qualities of a good geocache. He discusses the fun in finding a geocache (hide) in a place he was unaware existed and the satisfaction which comes from finding a cache which is cleverly hidden. I think he misses, though, my favorite aspects of geocaching.
I love being given a reason to explore the great outdoors. Computers, reading, crocheting, and housework provide sufficient reasons for remaining indoors. Geocaching provides me with an excuse to leave the comforts of home and to spend some time with nature.
I also enjoy learning. A good cache will lead me to new places or provide me with a puzzle to solve. A great cache will teach me something. The description will teach me about local history or perhaps provide insight into the mind of a fellow geocacher. A good cache will leave me feeling that my excuse for not doing housework was worthwhile.