There are 14 feet in my family. Count them—7 people! Which is why our geocaching screen name is 14footfrog. If you don’t know what geocaching is check out this little video. It could be the one thing, like my family, that you can all do together and enjoy. In fact, I give it a 10 on the Walt-Barney meter. Here are the top 10 reasons why I think it makes a great family experience:
1. When you are geocaching you are participating in something bigger than you. There are 1.3 million caches all over the world, placed by nearly a million different people.
2. As an adult you can go on a treasure hunt without losing face
3. Kid’s love treasure hunts
4. I can use my iphone—‘nuf said
5. Something seemingly insignificant can travel far and wide. I have a travel bug that started in Alberta, Canada. It has traveled over 4500 miles through the hands of hundreds of people.
6. Of the people, by the people and for the people—its relational—an item can travel around the world in short leaps from person to person—kind of like the Gospel.
7. It’s done in the great outdoors.
8. My kids will ride their bikes for miles without complaining.
9. You can be outdoorsy and techie all at once. Kind of like Stargate—without the aliens.
10. Finally, geocaching is a great way to talk as a family about the interconnectedness of people, the little things that we can do that may seem insignificant at the time, but have a big impact, and how to share our faith with others.
What are you caching in people’s lives that could travel around the world?