Slightly more than a year ago, I bought a GPSr. This has turned out to be the best luxury purchase that I have made, ever. I didn’t need it. I didn’t know what I was going to use it for. And I couldn’t afford it. But I got it, because I wanted something to play with.
Then, on March 15th, prompted by a friend (who has only just now started geocaching!) I tried out geocaching, finding my first cache in Shillito Park. The cache is now gone, although I will be replacing it for the anniversary of my first find.
Geocaching has been a God-send in a number of ways. It gives me something to do when life is depressing. It gives me an excuse to get out and go hiking, as well as specific targets to hike to. It has given Sarah and I something to do together that we both enjoy and look forward to. And it has both brought me new friends, and reunited me with friends from past years.