The four of us headed over to a local park. We saw that there was a new series of geocaches in the park, and we needed some fresh air and family time. We’ve geocached before, but it has been awhile, and as you may remember, Angel has a small working memory, so she doesn’t necessarily remember all the rules. There aren’t really many rules for geocaching: the cache should be put back where you found it, and if you trade for something, the item you leave should be of equal or greater value than the item you are taking. You are also supposed to keep it on the downlow. “Muggles” are people who don’t geocache, so you need to be stealthy when you are in a high muggle area. The main reason for this is to keep the cache safe.
Well, I was reading the information on a cache located near a playground. I mentioned that it said it was a high muggle area, so stealth was required. Angel right away asked what stealth was. I told her that it meant you were quiet and sneaky and before I could explain it further, Angel said loudly, “I don’t get how to be quiet!” Big Kid and I laughed and said, “We know!”
My non-stealthy kid quickly found the cache and came running toward me with it yelling, “I found it! I found it! I found it!” Needless to say, she still doesn’t understand the concept of stealth. We’ll have to call this a work in progress.
On the plus side, we found 2 of 3 caches we looked for. The 3rd one had quite a few did not finds on it, so we didn’t feel badly about not finding it. It’s probably missing or been moved. As we were heading back to our car, Angel said, “That was fun!” And it really was. I’m so glad that we made it a point to get out and enjoy the fall weather as a family. I hope that we are making memories that will last.