This week’s activity, just like every other activity involved us getting off of our feet and using our heads a little bit. It also included having to go out and do some treasure hunting. This treasure hunting is actually from an app called Geocaching. I have gone Geocaching prior to this activity, but I have never gone out and hid my own ‘cache’. I decided to start this activity on Wednesday when my roommate and I got off the bus on our way home from school. We had done some research on where some local caches were close to our home so we went out to find one called “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. It was pretty obvious where the cache was once we were in a close proximity of it because I noticed the concrete raising up from the ground on the sidewalk, and I could see a big gap between the dirt and concrete and thought, that’s where it must be. Turns out that I was right because I went straight for the sidewalk, reached my hand under and grabbed the cache. Inside of the cache was a log book, where we could log our names. Also there was a little toy car, a button, and a quarter. My roommate and I took the little toy car and traded it out with a dime and I also signed my name in the log book.
A few hours after we found the geocache, we set out to hide my own cache. We happened to find what I think was the perfect spot for a cache. It was on the corner of the street where we saw the spot. There was a raised garden around a house and a crack on the brick wall. It just so happened that behind the brick wall there was a broken brick. I was able to insert my altoids can inside of the hole and put the brick back in place. Inside of my altoids can I inserted a log book and also an iced tea bag for others to enjoy. A few hours later my cache was published and in the same day, 2 people already found it and wrote reviews! My first review was from geocache user Staace-n-Raina and she said “Yay! Cute area for a cache! CO-FTF with bvkbugger! We were looking at the posted coordinates which are not really at Cache location ( maybe check it out -the description is what gave it away) and we heard someone racing toward us on roller blades and dogs barking at him. And when he stopped cold at the corner, breathing hard from the race against time–we knew we had a fellow cacher in our midst…. 🙂 so nice to finally meet him and thank him in person for helping fix one of our caches. Great fun after a long hard day…. TFTC!” My second review was from user, bvkbugger and he wrote: “CO-FTF with StaaceNRaina!! Not only did I finally get to one quick, I was able to put some faces to other members of the community. Now to race to another FTF to meets the Druids, Foon, Ravrobin, Bajatym………etc!:) TFTC!!” I was really surprised to see that two people went out to find it so quickly. Overall it was a really great experience and I will keep my eye out in the future to see anyone who is looking over in that direction for something.