Geocaching and my 73 year old father

My dad turns 73 this month. For Christmas, I bought him a GPS or Global Postioning device.,
I’ve now got him hooked on geocaching. Geocaching is like a big game of hide and seek but there’s more to it. He has found over 10 caches in his winter home of Lakeland, Florida. He planted his first cache this week. He calls me a few times a week to keep me updated. On my recent trip to Florida, we got to do several caches together. We had a blast.
Technology doesn’t know how old you are.

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  • Two years ago, I took my class on a geocache. I used some local historic caches and one regular cache. These were Special Education students and we even used Palm handheld computers during our field trip. It’s great sport. I have our lesson plan posted on my site.
    Wonderful lesson to be taught about long. and lat., coords., grids, etc.