of Galveston has found caches as far away as Uvalde, but she
says there are plenty of caches right in her
own back yard.
"There are a ton of caches on Galveston Island," she
said.For Wooten, a consultant for the University of Texas Medical Branch, geocaching is a way to add adventure to her family's favorite hobby: camping.Her
husband, Ron, is a teacher at Ball High School
"We love to camp and every state park we have gone to, we have done geocaching," she
A man in the camping club at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church
, where the Wootens are members, told them about geocaching and how he
enjoyed the hobby.Following his
advice, they have been geocaching since January with their daughters, ages 10 and 15, and Wooten
said they have been surprised at how popular the activity is.
"It's just really a neat thing," she
said."You're going into the unknown and searching for clues."
"We have gotten lost, but it was because our GPS was off," Wooten
and Driver say they are content simply to find caches.
family will usually, "leave a little note," to let people know they found the cache.