Monday, May 12, 2008

geo caching find

Here are some pictures from one of our geo cache finds in North Carolina. Enjoy

Thursday, May 1, 2008

GPS trouble

Hi all, I am so frustrated by all i have to do, and that I have not been able to get to do more geocaching. I am also frustrated by the handheld GPS and my computer. For some reason, I can't get the two to recognize each other. Wah. I plan to hook it up to my laptop, when I have the time and the ability to deal with it. But fear not, I'll be back at it at some point.

Anybody else have any problems with the connection between their GPS and their computer?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Back from geo-caching on vacation

Well, all, we are back. And yes we geo cached with the Garmin GPS. It was a lot of fun for the kids. And Bob really got into it. I finally figured out how to find the waypoints on the GPS, since it is not really a hand held. My new GPS came while I was gone, so I am looking forward to getting it working and going out GPSing. I will post more about the geo caching, when I am not so tired and all, not from the vacation but from the last few days back. All I got to say, is it was really fun. If this link works, you can go to the cache's we found in North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Now at Three Finds

Our Garmin GPSMAP 76 arrived Tuesday, and we have been putting it to good work. We chose this model - an older model - because we will use it for boating and geocaching. Newer models have color screens, but they are more expensive and also require purchase of chart software (adding another $100+ to the ticket). This model has everything we need built right in. It does not offer turn by turn road navigation...but that's why we have me...that's my job. And, thanks to Julie we have an LG that can do all that for us.

Last night I found a mini cache in the property across the street from the church. I had to do a little bush-wacking, but it was worth it. Then, this afternoon our older son jumped in on the game and helped find a mini cache near our local ice rink.

The Garmin is working only disappointment is that something is keeping me from uploading cache coordinates directly from the geo-caching website to the Garmin. We'll tackle that again over the weekend.

I am amazed at the interest in gc-ing here; there are more than 20 caches in our zip code alone.

This is just plain fun!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Looking at GPS

I was at Bestbuy yesterday, scratching my head wondering which GPS to buy.

My eyes glazed over as I looked at all those little screens wondering, what will work for my car and work for this new hobby I want to take up.

Do any of you have a GPS that you are using for both car and hobby?

Peace and love

Monday, April 14, 2008

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Never say Nevah

Okay, so the Handheld GPS we ordered did not come. Does that stop hubby and me? No way.
We got the way points to some caches in North Carolina downloaded to our Garmin Nuvi after we downloaded the software to be able to download the way points. . I had already made the paper copies of the caches last night. And guess, what there were the way points in the Garmin Nuvi, after we figured out how to find them on it.

Even my hubby got excited. Of course he said, what is a cache? So after he I explained it to him, he agreed with me this should be good for us and the kids. So off to North Carolina we go. I even found some caches along the way to see if we can find when we take some breaks with the kids.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Never say nevah!

Hope we don't find snakes and spiders etc. They don't bother Bob and me, but the kids freak out over them. LOL