When my family gathers at Christmas, it's become a tradition to take the kids out geocaching. The first
trip, a number of years back, was actually my own introduction to GPS, as documented on page one of my book. So today, we gathered the clan and headed out to Heron Cove, AKA GCJQ4A.
I really look forward to our annual outing since, even though I frequent Geocaching.com's GPS units and software message board, I don't make it out for geocaching that often. The air this morning was a bit nippy, but the day was beautiful, and the outing proved a welcome respite from airports, rental cars and gluttonous feasts.
Geocaching is a great family activity, and I don't know any better way to get kids out hiking a couple of miles on a frosty morning. For some reason, a high-tech treasure hunt is more palatable than a "hike," which must be perceived by many kids as some sort of forced march.