Great Family Fun

Looking for a way to get some one on one time with your kids (of Ambulatory Age) this Summer?  I recently took up the ‘game’ of Geocaching.  What is Geocaching, you ask?  From the site:

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.

It’s fairly cheap, all you need is a GPS and a computer with an internet connection.  You can even make good use of the GPS unit for your car that you got for Christmas; you know — the one that is probably now collecting dust because you already know your way around Scranton. 

Some of the things your kids (and you) will learn:  How to navigate with compass bearings, how to read both road and topographical maps;  puzzle solving skills; observational skills; local history (many cache’s are placed near historical areas); and best of all — more about eachother as you have plenty of time to just talk.

My family and I had a blast bicycling and driving all over the Wyoming Valley.  But the absolutely priceless part was that it got us out of the house — away from the TV and our other separate activities, and forced us to have fun spending time together and working together as a teamand a family.  I highly, highly recomment it.  Check out the site for LOTS more.

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