It’s been 13 years since geocaching was born. In honor of this historic event, here are my 13 reasons to geocache.

  1. Discover New Locations – I have found new city parks that I didn’t know existed.
  2. Discover New Friends – Every geocacher I’ve met has been a genuinely nice person.
  3. Rediscover Old Places – I’m looking at the world with new eyes. I actually pay attention to places I’ve driven by in the past.
  4. Explore the Great Outdoors – I live in an urbanized environment. I thought Mother Nature didn’t live here. I was wrong.
  5. Explore the Great Indoors – My favorite geocache was inside an album cover located in a Half Price Books.
  6. Exercise – I’m overweight. Geocaching is my excuse to get moving.
  7. Toys! – When my husband bought me an iPhone, I had no idea why I needed a smart phone. Then I discovered the Groundspeak app. For a mere $10, I could geocache more easily than ever before.
  8. SWAG – Free stuff! ‘Nuff said.
  9. Retreat to Childhood – I loved playing pirate and treasure map as a kid. Geocaching lets me play treasure map as an adult.
  10. Dreams – I watch videos on youtube about geocaching and see all sorts of new places I never knew about. I have more dreams now than I had 10 years ago.
  11. The Expressions on Other People’s Faces – An awful lot of people don’t understand geocaching. When I try to explain my hobby, it’s precious to watch their expressions as they strive to understand my crazy hobby.
  12. Overcome Fears – I’m phobic about snakes and lizards, yet I willingly venture into their territory to score a smiley.
  13. Cheap Fun! – I’m a teacher. I spend lots of money on my classroom. When I geocache, I feel like I’m spending on me.

About scribedscribbles

Like most people, I hate filling out profile pages. Who am I? Well, I’m a wife, teacher, daughter, and friend. I’m also an intellectual, an introvert, a night owl, and a bookworm. I work with struggling readers and overachievers, ages 11 to 15. I take care of students, a cat, two rabbits, friends, and my husband. I enjoy geocaching, reading, volksmarching, gardening, crocheting for charity, lecturing, science fiction, learning, and teaching. My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple. I am judgmental, dyslexic, sweet, overweight, graying, short, generous, loving, supportive, and chronically early to meetings. I’m afraid of snakes, putting my head underwater, heights, depths, and failure.

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