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Geocaching: What is it? Summer Series Week 6

July 9, 2009
GoodnCrazy summer series Help! My kids are driving me crazy!
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One of my earliest blogging pals is my feature today! Her name is Arizona. I know, AWEsome name huh?? She writes a blog titled Travel Bugs. And lately her specialty has been GeoCaching. Geo-What? Believe me, you are going to love this! And talk about perfect for the summer-time boredom doldrums!
She has written a Geocaching How-To Guide and here’s what she has to say about Geocaching:
Geocaching is a high-tech game of hide-and-go-seek using a hand-held GPS device. It may sound difficult, but it isn’t. It’s a great way to get the whole family outdoors. It’s also a wonderful way to bond as a family since you all have to work together to find the “hidden treasure”.

A geocache is a hidden container. The container can be a simple, small magnetic key holder with a simple logbook inside or it can be as large as a 5 gallon bucket. A fellow geocacher hides it in a location and provides the GPS coordinates so others can locate it with their GPS devices. That’s the whole idea behind geocaching; find the cache! Then, go online to log your find and share your experience.”
And since we got that GPS for daddy for Father’s day… think he’ll mind if we try it out this week!!?
Feel free to share your geocaching ideas!

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Speaking of LOOONG Road Trips! How about these? A block of topics for family discussions! Including things like: What’s your favorite family tradition? Or What family or school rule would you most like to change? From TableTopics.com
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What a terrific summer series! check out CAMP wanna-laffa-lotta! Great ideas, Great fun! From the creator of LifeAsMom Thanks to Katie for the submission!

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Give Kids a Camera! What a great idea from Bonnie of BonnieLovesPhotography! She suggests handing kids a disposable (or inexpensive digital) camera to play with while YOU take pictures of them! Great chances for fun shots and keeps them busy and entertained too! Bonus… often the pictures they take turn out better than you’d think!