Saturday, February 26, 2011

Where Is It?

Tonight we went to a dinner party with some GeoCaching friends. Geocaching is my family's new hobby. You can go to and find of list geocaches in your area. Then you need a GPS to enter the coordinates and then go and find them! It's deceptively easy.

One of our favorite things about GeoCaching is finding trackables. Trackables are items that have a unique ID engraved on them. You log in the trackable code and you can see all of the places that it has been. Next you log in where you drop it off. It's fun to look at a world map crisscrossed with lines and discover that the trackable you are holding has traveled 50,000 miles!

Tonight my son traded some trackables that we had found with others at the party. He entered one of the codes and came to tell my husband that this particular trackable had been to Columbia!

My husband asked, "Where is Columbia?"

My son replied confidently, "Canada!"

My husband was confused. I laughed.

Then I said, "I think you are thinking of British Columbia."

My 7 year old chimed in, "Beautiful British Columbia!"

Just like the license plates say.

We see a lot of Beautiful British Columbia license plates around the Seattle area.

But we have never seen a license plate from Columbia.


Lynn said...

Well geocaching certainly sounds intriguing. Hmmm - I'll have to check into that.

TALON said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, Cookie!

I'm laughing at "Beautiful British Columbia" - provinces would be thrilled to know their catch phrases really catch on :)

girlytwins said...

Haha. Love your boys.

My neighbor wants us to try geocaching. I think I will give it a try. You are the second person to say how cool it is. I think my girls will love it!