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Finding Stuff

March 26, 2015

(My dad comes up with the best blog post titles.)

*****Spoiler alert. Skip this post if you plan to participate in this particular geocaching event.*******

Today we went on “bentures” as Clare says. Papa has taught all the kids that adventuring is fun and always unpredictable. Today, we spent the day searching for 4 of 5 geocaches in the metro Atlanta area. Awesome. I’m thankful for a few homeschool facebook groups that alerted me to the opportunity as these are temporary caches only available until March 28th.

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Oglethorp was our first stop, and definitely our trial run with the gps geocache app. Once Papa realized that it could track our steps and direction and actually calculate how many steps away and which clock direction we should turn, we were golden.

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How fun to find this first one! It was tucked in the window cranny of this really cool Admissions building.

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Each jar contained a little piece of information about its location, a paper to sign, a stamp and ink pad to record your find, and a little gift to take with you.

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This beautiful tree was on the corner of the admissions building as we headed back to our car. I so love springtime in the south! Year after year, I think I fall in love with spring just a little more. I never tire of the colors and new life! I love these beautiful tulip trees!

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Our second stop was 25 minutes away at Georgia State. Yep. There is a reason why we live in the suburbs, but this was a fun stop! We enjoyed a picnic lunch from our van’s trunk before making our way up the street and more formally onto the “campus”. What a unique urban experience!

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Parking was tricky downtown at the university. Thank God for the double stroller and the baby bjorn, and of course Papa’s help. The big kids provided a great set of extra hands and eyes as we traipsed through the very urban Georgia campus. I considered it culture that the kids don’t see everyday, and at the end of the day they were able to see vast differences between campus life on the three separate campuses.

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This is the plaza entrance for the second geocache find.

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How fun though that there was a special interest group with fun little goodies. Clare was quite happy to jump out of the stroller and join me to check out their giveaways. The college kids were so happy to hand her a bracelet, lollipop, and noise maker along with Georgia State tatoos both for herself and Elizabeth. Cute, right and definitely true to form for college life?!

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This security officer was aware of this cache’s location and answered yes/no questions as Katie & Michael asked for hints. He was so nice and had fun helping them I think. Michael spotted this one first!

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Sadly, it appeared that this jar had been “robbed” and was missing some vital things! Bummer!

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Fernbank was our next stop. I was sort of tired of the urban life and I knew what to expect in the environment of this museum as we’ve been there many times. It’s campus is so pretty and generally quiet, and the surrounding area has so much old southern character. It’s just really beautiful and Papa had never been to this area.

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Have I mentioned how much I love spring?

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This find was actually very difficult. There was an 8′ brick wall that was blocking their access to this cache. It appeared at first sight that the buildings up above the wall were private residences. However, in fact, they weren’t and the cache was expertly hidden on a brick wall above.

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This one was actually almost empty of it’s little goodies so we scrounged around in the car and found a few rainbow loom bracelets to leave for the next finders.

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Emory was our final stop, and Katie found this one. I stayed in the car with the three youngest and we were approaching rush hour so there was no time to dally.

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Dad and I make a great adventuring team. He can navigate & read maps well, and I can drive and follow gps directions well. What a beautiful day – fantastic weather, great adventures, joyful attitudes, surprisingly docile and pleasant little ones even late in the afternoon, and the beginning of new-to-us adventures. I think Papa might be hooked. I forsee more of these opportunities in our future as Nate loves them also.

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What a fun day. I love living in the city! I wish we had time to attend the science festival this weekend. It’s a huge bummer that we won’t make it. Thanks dad for creating memories with us today!

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