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A flickering candle is one of my favorite items to decorate with. A candle with a beautiful scent can literally, and figuratively, brighten a room. And the right candle can fuel your passions.
Texas summers are hot. Clearly, this is not a secret. But truthfully, I don’t mind the heat as much as I did a few years ago. I started making a conscious decision to raise the temperature in the house. Learning to love the heat was part of a larger plan to spend more time outdoors.
My Dad has been a passionate geocacher for awhile, and he’s the one who helped me get started. Geocaching is an outdoor activity that the whole family can do together, because it’s fun for all ages.
If you’ve never done it before you do need a few supplies. A small backpack holds everything that we need. A GPS device (or an app for your smartphone), small notebook, pen, flashlight, trinkets to leave in the geocaches, and a mirror (not pictured).
While geocaches all have an online log, the small notebook is great for keeping notes while you are out looking for geocaches. Location notes, what you took from the cache, what you left, and anything else you might want to take note of. The flashlight and mirror can help aid in difficult to see caches. Depending on the size of the geocache, some have items in them. If you find a cache with an item inside that you want to take, you’ll want to have something to leave behind for the next person.
I was amazed by how many geocaches were simply within walking distance of our apartment. They were the simplest place to start. From there you can start making geocaching a destination event. Going on vacation? See how many you can find on your trip.
Once you’ve been out hunting for a few geocaches, you also have the opportunity to make a new geocache. Small containers that can withstand the elements make for popular caches. Plastic matchboxes or film canisters are great to use. You can even spray paint a plastic matchbox to camouflage it.
And after you’re done, you might want to make a more thorough journal entry of your adventures. Or brainstorm ideas of where you want to hide your next cache. I’ll be doing my journaling alongside my Glade® Blue Odyssey Large Candle, available exclusively at Walmart. Save $2 on Glade® at Walmart.
And after a long day outside a relaxing bath by candlelight sounds pretty amazing also.
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