If you haven't tried geocaching, you should! It's so much fun, and it's cheap entertainment for the family. Just the price for gas! It's a treasure hunt using GPS coordinates. I was on this photography forum that I freqent, and someone mentioned one way they liked to scope out new photography locations was be geocaching. Well, I'd never heard of it, but just had to learn more!
Using the GPS coordinates, you make your way to the designated area and search for the cache. It can be any size, usually contains a log book, and sometimes has other small "treasures" that can be traded out. Saturday Mere went to play at Izzie's house, so that left the rest of us at home. We decided to go on a "treasure hunt." First, we had to gather up little knick knacks from around the house...a smurf, a toy car, a tiny Batman...just in case we were able to make a trade.
Amelia fell asleep before we were even out of the driveway so we let her sleep through our first stop. It was at the Kentwood Cemetery at the grave site of this brave soldier. There really are no words adequate to describe the site. Inscribed on the tombstone were two letters...one he'd written his parents, and one he'd written his brother. In both letters, he promised that he would return home soon.
Our next stop was the Mississippi Welcome Center. We had to wake Amelia up because we had to get out the car and walk to this one. Amelia wasn't quite dressed appropriately for the terrain!
The third destination: St. Mary of the Pines. There used to be a Catholic school for girls here, but now it's just home to the nuns. Sometimes I forget that such a beautiful place is so close to us. This cache was a little more difficult than the others. We searched for a while. I'd definitely say we got our exercise that day!
Do you know what this next picture is? It's a crawfish hole! I had no idea we had any of those in Chatawa!
We had a decision to make. Did we want to go in another direction or head towards home? It was getting late, and I knew it would be time for Mere to come home soon. We started to make our way home. There was one more cache for us to find...and I'm actually the one who found it! We couldn't' sign the log because it was too damp. That was our last find for the day.