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Geocaching –High-Tech Search for Treasure - Hopkinton (MA) Crier,Sept. 3,2010

Paul Gillin at Hopkinton,MA Geocaching LectureGeocaching is catching on. Just ask Paul and Dana Gillin who wrote the book “The Joy of Geocaching.”The Framingham-based authors spoke at the Hopkinton Public Library about a growing sport of treasure hunting using a hand-held GPS system and a computer.
The hour-long presentation,with about 20 people in attendance,gave newbie geocachers and more experienced hunters the opportunity to learn about the endless possibilities geocaching offers.

“It’s not about  finding the treasure,it’s about the experience and where you go,”Paul said.  “It’s about the things you see and the people you meet,’’ Dana agreed.

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Geocaching ‘Almost Addictive’Outdoor Treasure Hunt Hobby

Local geocache fans do not have to go far away to participate. Currently,Coweta County has a geocache box at the Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s welcome center on Walt Sanders Drive east of Newnan.

“A person working in our events department geocaches,and she wanted to add one to the visitors center,”said Pam Mayer,welcome center coordinator. “Since then we’ve had 87 people log in at our box. It’s now filled with little trinkets like travel locks and Georgia buttons. We enjoy knowing that it’s out there and always make sure it’s filled with fun gifts for visitors.”

Geocaching with Preschoolers

Geocaching with your kids can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences…but it can also be the most difficult and frustrating thing you’ll ever do. Combing the addictive desire to find the cache and the attention span of young people is,sometimes,a recipe for disaster. For those who look there are a number of very good articles out there on how to geocache with kids that can help make the experience better for all involved. As the father of two under 5′s (+ another on the way) I’ve spent plenty of time looking at this information and ideas. While the articles are great I haven’t found one that specifically dealt with my situation – Geocaching with Preschoolers!

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