I felt like a kid today.
I think while I've been becoming an adult I've managed to keep my childlike wonder mostly intact, but today it came rushing back in full force.
I went on a treasure hunt.
kind of treasure hunt
and I found my prize
Okay, maybe it was full of buttons and trinkets instead of rubies and diamonds, but it didn't matter. I'd gone on the hunt and found exactly what I'd been looking for; a geocache.
Such a thrill over finding such a simple thing....
geocaches can be hidden by anyone, and found by anyone - anywhere in the world.
There's probably one closer to you than you think.
I researched a couple close to me that I thought I could try
and sure enough
on my first geocaching adventure
I found the jackpot
Tucked inside with all the trinkets was a
little log book of all the times this one has been found.
It was first hidden on January 23, 2011
and has been found by other treasure hunters
55 times since then.
So. I plopped myself down in the grass and dirt,
beside a couple of trees,
with a bit of nature's debris stuck in my hair,
and added my name to the list.
I added a trinket, closed up the box, and hid it exactly where I found it.
It's there for you to find, and when you do, I guarantee you'll feel
the same rush of simple joy
that kept me floating for the rest of the day.