This weekend we partnered with Envirokidz by Nature’s Path Organic on a geocaching treasure hunt in Stanley Park. EnvironKidz makes tasty gluten-free organic snacks for the whole family with a portion of proceeds going to animal conservation groups.
Have you heard of geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices. You can use your smartphone and download a geocaching app from the app store or from www.geocaching.com. In Vancouver alone there are over 9,000 geocaches. The idea is to get you exploring outdoors, in your own town or all around the world. Geocaches come in different sizes, shapes and levels of difficulty. Once you find a geocache you sign a log book, trade knickknacks and finally log your find online.
Oh boy, it was a wet one! We bundled up the kids in their waterproof suits and braved the weather on our cargo bike. The older boys wore Oakiwear suits that were recommended to us by the YVR Family Biking group on Facebook. We purchased them on Amazon. Ezra wears a MuddyBuddy but we’re thinking of getting him his own Oakiwear. Oakiwear has better water sealing zippers, is easier to put on and is made from a thick woven, waterproof fabric with reflectors.
The boys were such troopers because no matter how covered you are in a good Vancouver rain, you’re going to get a little damp. You also have to determine how many layers to wear under the water proof gear and on this trip, we didn’t bundle up quite enough. Regardless, the boys really didn’t complain much and handled the discomfort well. It helps that they had unlimited access to yummy granola bars by Nature’s Path Organic and daddy packed some hot chocolate on the cargo bike.
I love going on adventures as a family and our boys are turning into great explorers! I’m sure we’ll be doing more geocaching in the future.
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