What is geocaching? Gizmo and Finn & Charley talk about it all the time on their blogs, but basically it’s kind of like a scavenger hunt and if you don’t know what that means, look it up 🙂 People all over hide these ‘caches’ and then using the GPS on moms phone you find them! I think there’s lots more to it with different levels of caches you can look for and you can take stuff or leave stuff in them – some are real easy to find, some are real hard. One thing that seemed to be in common with all of them was they were an adventure and a good outing to share with your human. Maybe I could even get a little more exercise in.
Moms got the App for our phone and searched for nearby caches. We wanted to start out slow, to see what this was all about and luckily we saw that there was one just 3/10 miles from our house! Cool, we thought – nice easy one, we don’t even have to get in the car. I hope that the cache is Bacon. Or Steak.
We grabbed sister Maggie and off we went. Just a simple afternoon walk. We both had already run in the morning and had a late morning walk, so this was purely a pleasure expedition with maybe a little mental challenge thrown in. And perhaps some Bacon.
At first, I thought it was in these bushes that I like to pee on.
But it wasn’t.
We go out the front gate and and walk past the mailboxes and if there was a beep-beep HOT, HOT, HOTTER alarm on the geocache App it would have been going off.
We walk over towards the mailboxes because that’s the only thing there and sure enough I spot it. Well not, really, momz did, but I helped.
We opened it up, but I couldn’t really tell what was in there, a tiny little plastic bag with some papers and other stuff in it. No Bacon 🙁
It wasn’t a terribly exciting geocache find, and our exercise was certainly not as strenuous as ‘normal’ for a FitDog Friday, but hey, we’re senior dogs and this was our 3rd outing of the day. Because it is FitDog Friday, dad told me that I should include a screen shot of my SlimDoggy app diary so you can see how many calories I burned. My run burned a lot more calories than our geocache (and you all know that running is my favorite exercise!) but the geocache expedition allowed me to get a few extra mini-treats — 28 kcals worth to be exact!
All-in-all it was a fun outing and now that we know what geocaching is all about I think I can get momz to do some more. From the looks of it, there are lots hidden in the park we go to almost everyday, so maybe we’ll look for one tomorrow. Maybe that is where the Bacon is!
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