At this point in time, Rachel and I aren’t looking to do all the touristy stuff. Going to Moody Gardens is a great experience (we’ve been before), but it is not cheap. Our primary goal is to experience the all the little, off-the-beaten-path kinds of things. Geocaching is a great way to find those things, and taking our scooters is a great way to get there.
Geocache, for any who don’t know, if an app that uses GPS coordinates to navigate to various little “caches” where you sign a log and perhaps take or leave trinkets. These caches are left and maintained by fellow geocachers. They can be hidden in trees, on fences, or anywhere the cachers want. The caches themselves aren’t the interesting part, at least to me. The fun is in finding them, as they take you to places that you might otherwise never pay attention to.
This past weekend we went geocaching around Freeport and Surfside. The caches were at a bird sanctuary and the beach and jetty on the island next to where we are. They were all interesting places that we probably wouldn’t have gone otherwise.
Of course, the experience is even more fun on our scooters. Because they only go about 35 mph, we can’t get on the highway so we have to find alternate routes. This might take us out of the way compared to a car, but that’s just fine with us.
With a 75 degree, sunny day and nothing important to do, scooting around the islands finding geocaches made for a fun, inexpensive day together.