Ben and I recently went on a double date with our friends, Joel and Heather to discover the murals of downtown Austin. We used the geocache website to locate the most popular murals that Austin is known for. Located within each mural was a clue to the final coordinate of the actual geocache, but by the time we made our way through the list of murals (including a couple of mistakes) had dinner at an awesome food truck, it was too dark and we could not find the treasure. After our defeat we stopped at Lick, b/c ice cream makes everything better.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I was recently searching for cheap date ideas around town and found an idea of geocaching around downtown to find all of the murals. I have heard about geocaching as it is popular among home schoolers, but was not exactly sure what it was. After some research, the girls and I decided it sounded like a fun project. The premise is to log into the geocaching website and locate nearby geocaches which have been previously hidden. You then use the coordinates to get within twenty feet of the hidden cache and then you use clues to locate it. Our first search led us to our neighborhood park. The hidden cache was the size of a film canister. It was not easy to locate and we had to use a cheat to finally find it hiding in a sprinkler drain. We have been on a couple more searches, but hoping now that summer is upon us, we might be able to take up the hobby a little more seriously.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The girls did lots of space experiments, including manipulating puzzles and using tools while wearing over sized gloves. They also built a space suit that needed to protect an astronaut from an asteroid.
The field trip solidified her interest and she is sure she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up. They completed sixteen stations of experiments, crafts, puzzles and lectures.
Friday, March 06, 2015
Thursday, March 05, 2015
I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing organization. This past weekend through Amplify Austin, the organization raised over $20,000 in donations.