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September 21, 2010

Life with Liz - Adventures

It's Tuesday again and I'm here today to share with you something new my family and I have discovered.....but before I begin with that, I just want to say THANK YOU to all my facebook 'likers'. We got to over 1000 fans this past weekend! Thank you to all my supporters and faithful followers. It has been a great couple of years and I'm so thankful for all of you and to say a special thanks I have a special, exclusive freebie for you below. You won't see it anywhere else so grab it now before it's gone!

Now on to something new that my family has discovered....geocaching. I'll admit, when I first heard that word I had no idea what it meant, but I just kind of pretended like I knew what it was....I didn't want to feel stupid after all. So then it was mentioned over in the hoppin' Scrap Orchard forum...so since I was at my computer I decided to google it to see what all the hype was about. This is what I came away with or at least the way I would describe it (remember, I'm no expert, I've only been doing it for a couple of weeks). It's a "treasure" hunt and you use a gps (in this case my phone) to find different caches hidden all over the place and when I say all over, I mean all over. There are probably 50 near and around my little town. Most of these caches have a logbook where you can sign your name and date. Some of them are visual caches, some of them have a box where you can trade 1 item for another item. The caches are usually hidden so that not just the casual passerby can find them. So after I read up on it I KNEW this was something my family would love. We love adventures, we love just hopping in the van and seeing the countryside, we love hiking and we love stuff that is free. Free + Adventures is always good. So we picked a cache to go find a couple weekends ago...a simple one, close to the house (it was only about a mile away). We had so much fun, our girls LOVED finding the treasure and trading an eraser for a silly band. It was a hit. The next weekend we went camping with my WHOLE family...when I say whole I mean nieces, nephews, brother, sisters, Grandma, Grandpa, etc....So this was the perfect time to try some more geocaching. We searched for 5 caches and ended up finding 3. 2 of them were pretty simple finds but the one was a pretty difficult hike (with 6 small children, most things can be difficult ;-) and we had to send the guys up the last 100 feet to find the cache. I think it was the most exciting one. A big army box with a log book and lots of different things in it. Here is a scrapbook page I made about it. You can see me signing the log book with all the curious children around me and then you can see the cache in the bottom photo. So if you ever want something fun and free to do with your kids or family I suggest giving this a try. It's a lot of fun!

You can click on the page to see full credits.

Now onto what you all have been really waiting for. An exclusive freebie. I decided to take my page and turn it into a template for you. Hope you enjoy and thanks again for your support!

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11 comments:

Jeanann said...

Thanks so much for the template. We haven't caught the geocaching bug yet, but hope to try it in the future. It looks like a lot of fun.

Photographing Mom said...

Awesome template! Thank you for sharing!!

Kristi8004 said...

Congrats again Liz on making OVER 1000 'likers' on FB!!

Thanks so much for this AWESOME template too!

great story behind your family geocaching adventures!

fdgtgrl said...

Thanks for the template ...
And welcome to Geocaching. I'm a member to ;-) My signature name is fdgtgrl as well. I still don't have a GPS but the iPhone App is just perfect ( has been working great for me so far ) I even have a signature tag that I drop in caches .. Isn't that a great hobby ???

Sincerely,

dtahphotography said...

Thanks for the freebie...here is what I made with it:

http://scraporchard.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=78063&title=sisters&cat=500

MouserMo said...

Thank you for your freebies. Link on your post was added to PickleMouse freebie list

kc71595 said...

Liz, Thanks for the template. It's a great one as always!

And welcome to the world of Geocaching! We've only been doing it since August 6th and we have 63 finds! Yes, I am completely addicted! It rivals my DigiScrap obsession! I first heard about it from reading Misty O'Brien's scrap blog. My username is CK_Expedition. Feel free to add me! :)

<3 Krista

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Sep. 22, 2010. Thanks again.

Angie said...

Thank you so much, love your templates!!

thescrappywife said...

Fabulous template! Thank you!

thescrappywife said...

Fabulous template! Thank you!

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