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.)
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: