Years ago, I heard about this past time called geocaching. I was very unfamiliar with it, and wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it. I told a friend about it, and she and her husband really got into it. I thought about it often, and really wanted to try it. Finally, I downloaded the Geocaching app on my iPhone and started my hunt for treasures.
I’ll admit – I am not very good at it. I’m not sure why. I think a lot of it comes down to doubt. I worry about people watching me, wondering what the hell I am doing, and, my eyes aren’t that great at imagining something being fake in order to store something. My friend Rebecca took me my first time, and, wow, she found them in minutes. She often said, “I see it. I’ll let you find it.” It often took me forever!
Sometimes I stop off and find some when in an area populated with them. I’ll be honest, I search for easy ones! Some geocachers really can do an awesome job hiding these. Kudos to them!
One day while driving to the store, a title of a book came to me. I thought, Caching In on Love. The next day, I started writing. I fell in love with Seth and Ally’s story. After a few drafts, and a shortening of the title to Caching In, the book released on December 11, 2014.
While the book isn’t a geocaching guide by any means, there are a few I modeled after the ones Rebecca and I found. I love the geocaching concept so much, my next book, Jay Walking, focuses on a pastime as well (exercise). The next book will be a different pastime.
This week, through April 12th, I have Caching In on sale for 99 cents only! The e-book usually goes for $3.99. I would love for you to read it, and if you do, leave a review! 🙂 You can find the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Scribd, and Page Foundry!
Have you ever gone geocaching? What are some of your favorite pastimes (besides reading?) Let me know in the comments!