Went hiking today with the hubby and youngest son. We decided to try the other main trail at Chalk Ridge Falls. My husband likes to complain anytime I say let’s go hiking. I have yet to figure out if he really does not enjoy it or he does it just to irritate me.
Anyway, he was being is usual “how many freaking miles are we doing” self when he remembered about geocaching and pulled out his phone to see if there were any. Turns out, there were several.
We quickly gave the low down about geocaching to my son who wasn’t really sure what it was as he didn’t go to the class with us last week.
He seemed intrigued and we began our search (and I didn’t hear any more complaining from my husband)!
My youngest son, for those that do not know, is autistic; so he has some sensory issues and has to analyze EVERYTHING! Actually, it’s a great trait and he is super smart (when he chooses to be). I swear he is a walking encyclopedia.
Anyway, he is also very direct and very literal (also good traits to have in my opinion). Add all that together with the fact that we are outside looking for a small container in thick woods and well a simple game can come very complex, very quickly. He first analyzed what dangers were in the area, asked over and over again if it’s ok then ultimately determined if Mom was going so was he lol.
He had a blast and found his very first geocache which was actually very well hidden, so much so that me and Jerry both could not find it. He, however, went almost straight to it. The joy on his face was priceless.
We continued on to find others and to see how accurate the trail map was that I had from the lake office. FYI not very accurate which means I will do more exploring out there so I can properly map out the trails. Once I do that I will upload it here and send it over to the lake office.
Anyway, we ended up at a Boy Scouts campground. There were additional trails there as well, but it was hot and we were getting tired, so we decided to turn around and hike back. We ended up doing 5 miles and saw a crazy lizard that just made Clayton and me crack up.