Looking for something new to do with your family that doesn’t involve spending a lot of money? Or would you like to find a way to get everyone outside…together?
Check out the November issue of Wondertime Magazine to read Deesha Philyaw’s article on geocaching, (complete with photos of her family!) Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt. You find hidden “caches” by going to www.geocaching.com and entering your zip code (or the zip code or wherever you want to geocache). You pick a cache–which is hidden somewhere, usually in a waterproof container–and the listing on the website will give you waypoints, longitude and latitude coordinates you enter into a handheld GPS. The GPS directs you to the hidden cache–but only within 30 feet or so, so you really have to search. The caches are filled with small treasures, and if you take something, you leave something for someone else to take.
Deesha writes The Girl is Mine for LM and you can find her website at, The Last Word.
Wondertime magazine can be found at Barnes & Noble bookstores.