I said, “Let’s go hiking tomorrow.”
He said with wild eyes, “I know, LET’S GO GEOCHACHING!”
I rolled my eyes to the heavens and sat back in my chair.
Deflated, offended, he was all, “What?”
“Why can’t we just be like normal people and go hiking?” I said bitterly.
“It IS hiking – but with a goal, a purpose. It’s like a treasure hunt!”
“So enjoying the great outdoors with your children isn’t purpose enough?”
I know. I can be such a bitch sometimes.
The stupid thing is, I knew it would be fun. Everything Bryan wants to do is fun.
Looking for the hidden treasure…
Finding the treasure!
Checking out what’s inside…
Recording that we found it…
Putting it back for the next treasure hunter…
All in all, not too shabby for our first time out on this high tech adventure. And? The kids made it hiking half a mile straight up the side of Cougar Mountain.
Go here for information on geocaching, because there’s probably a site within 300 yards of where you’re reading this (there’s tons in our own neighborhood).