Are you ever at a loss to what to do with the kids? Well, Saturday was a gorgeous day and I really wanted to enjoy the outdoors, so what is better than treasure hunting! With a little research
I learned Kinns Park features several geocaching sites. If you have never heard
of geocaching, it is the opportunity to locate a box of hidden treasures,
typically in a park or hiking trail, using a GPS with provided coordinates.
Once you locate the box, you can write a note in the log book and read what
others have said in the past. If you choose to take a “treasure” from
the box, you must put a “treasure” in to replace it.
Using the GPS, the kids followed the “moving dot”
and led the way to the site of our geocach. Our first treasure box was a bit
tricky to find as it was tucked under some mossy downed trees, and covered with
leaves. (Well done, whomever was the last to find and cover this box!) The kids
were psyched and we wrote a brief note in the log “6/7/14 – First timers –
took key chain, left necklace”. Other treasures in the box included
jewelry, stickers, treasure map and mini toys.
After two more successful treasure finds in Kinns Park, we decided our hunt was a huge success. Can you tell by the picture how excited she is! (Or that could be the drama of a 7 year old…) Of course, there were a couple of starving kids among us so we followed up this treasure hunt with a nice
picnic at the tables. Clifton Park has
hundreds of sites to find and it was well worth the adventure!