From Geocaching to Treasure Hunting
My names are Barbara Peterson and I come from British Columbia, Canada and this is how I became a treasure hunter while geocaching.
My parents loved outdoor activities and one of them was geocaching. This is a recreational outdoor activity of finding modern treasure which involves a cache with some treasure being hidden in specific places and thus one has to use a GPS to track the cache. It’s an activity which involves a lot of hiking and I as a child, I never liked any part of it. But dad was very obsessed with the activity and almost every summer he would take us for a vacation which involved going to places to find the caches. Although we traveled together, my sister and I were mostly left at the motel where we were booked as my dad; mum and older brother went to locate the caches.
At times they would return late at night and they would talk of tales of their adventures. Within no time, as I grew, I also came to like the hiking. I wanted to be part of their adventures and thus would accompany them in the expeditions. While in college I also kind of became obsessed with the geocaching that I started a blog about it.
During one of my geocaching expeditions, I met with Harry, who was also a geocache. We became friends and soon started dating. Within no time we decided to take our relationship to another level.
Harry is one awesome person. I never knew that he was to engage me, but the day of engagement is one whose memory is still very vivid in my mind. That day, we had planned for a geocaching adventure. He was talking of a cache which according to him was located in Discovery Island, Bird Cove – Canada that he wanted us locate.
We set for the place early that morning and spend the whole day locate the cache. I was the one who located it. On opening it, there was the engagement ring with my name on it. Also inside was a love message. “Will you marry me?”
There was no doubt about that. I was overwhelmed with joy that I broke down into tears as I accepted his proposal. I was so happy that geocaching had in a sealed our commitment; marriage to the love of my life.
That evening we spent the most part of it sharing the experiences that we had tighter geocaching and then I came out with a bizarre suggestion; that we try treasure hunting. I didn’t expect him to accept out rightly because treasure hunting involves a lot of time and sacrifice, but he gladly accepted. I later came to realize that finding treasure was one of his dreams.
I promised him that when I’m through with college and we had gotten married, we would be heading for other nice sceneries in Bird Cove, where we planned to spend the honeymoon as we plan of our future treasure finding adventure on the island as well as other places which would be appropriate and interesting. Currently, I’m starting a blog about treasure finding and will use it to document our adventure as we search for treasure.