How Geocaching Can be Romantic

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I know you must be asking yourself, "How can I use geocaching to let my someone special know they're someone special?"
Ok, you probably weren't asking yourself that.  It probably never even crossed your mind to mix geocaching and romance - but ah yes, it can be done!  Here are a few examples and ideas for you.
Two years ago for our anniversary, I arranged for babysitting and told DH we were going somewhere when he got home from work, and to change into casual clothes and sneakers.  I drove us to a nature preserve we'd never been to before.  I chose this place because it sounded like it was not too strenuous of a hike, it sounded like it would be beautiful, it sounded like it would be fairly quiet and not full of muggles, it was mentioned in a log that there was a picnic table or two, AND of course, most importantly, there were three geocaches to find - and I KNEW DH would at LEAST love that part! :-)  We did our geocaching and when we came to the picnic table, out of my backpack I took wine and shrimp and cheese and strawberries and other yummy stuff.  (You can see I used a towel for a tablecloth to add some "class", heh.)

And here was the view from our table
Our anniversary is in May, so obviously this idea won't work for Valentine's Day if you have a lot of snowcover, unless I suppose you're really creative! :-)  But another idea you could use is you could leave a note with coordinates and a gps for your loved one and tell them to meet you at those coordinates.  The location could end up being a nice restaurant or some other special place.  Or you could even hide a gift and leave coordinates for it (of course it would have to be in a very safe spot, or on your own property or the property of someone you know).
But, here's a REALLY romantic thing to do - imagine our surprise when we saw this log on one of our own geocaches:
"Our third find today. After a great hike and view, I snuck an engagement ring into the cache and proposed! (If anyone has to ask, she said yes.)"
And how cute is this - the new finacee left this as her log:
"Took engagement ring. Left TB.  Definitely the best find ever!! Thanks for the cache!!"
On a scale of 1 to 10 of "romantic-ness", I give that a 10!  Can anybody top that "romantic geocaching" story?


The Empty Envelope said...

That is SO cool!! My husband is the most opposite of an outdoorsy guy but I love it. The kids would too.

My brother in law hid things all over Duluth for my sister when he proposed. It was very sweet.

Ashleyrox said...

I have a whole group of caches made just for me by my sweet husband, you can see them under 84cj7. Your picnic is sweet!

Erika Jean said...

I was just telling my sister what a GREAT idea a proposal that way wold be. DARNIT! Some one got to it first! :-)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I would like this kind of holiday. Afraid the guy I've spent my life with would think it one step up from torture. I don't think it will make the grade for "romance" with us! :-)

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