Well, the hubs and I have started geocaching and we are having an absolute blast doing it! If you don't know what geocaching is, here's the description from their website: "Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment." Or, for a more casual description, some people have been known to say, "I use multi-million dollar satellites to find tupperware in the woods. What's your hobby?"
My brother and sister-in-law have been doing this for a while now and the hubs and I just started four days ago. We've already found 23 caches. We're just a little bit addicted! haha!
If I haven't said it before, let me say, infertility is stressful. Very, very stressful. If you let it, it can very easily consume your life. In fact, it quite often consumes many marriages. We, however, absolutely refuse to let that happen to us. Infertility is simply a condition we have; it is not who we are. We must keep our relationship and marriage at the forefront of our daily lives, not our infertility. (And here's where this little paragraph ties into geocaching... haha!) That's why all of this has been so nice. It's just been great to spend the time together and find a new hobby that we both enjoy doing.
Okay, enough about all of that. Now here's some fun pictures of geocaching! haha!
Some caches have very interesting containers!
And some have very interesting locations.
And some are very, very small!
Some have what are called "travel bugs" inside of them. We found this one which is racing two others to Longmont, CO. We are heading to New Mexico soon, so we plan on placing it inside of another cache then to get it closer to its destination!
Heading way into the woods for a cache. Mike ended up with two ticks on him after this one and I had one.
Finally found it! Phew!