Sunday, April 8, 2007

Technology Getting Out Of Hand:
Geocacheing For Easter Eggs Is Basically An Easter Egg Hunt!

Ahh yes. Remember the days when Mom and Dad used to hide Easter eggs around the front yeard and you actually had to look for them? Well, in two places in our country today, the Easter Egg hunt has gone high-tech. Why? I don't have the slightest freakin' idea but hey, some people need something to do besides go to church and celebrate our risen Savior.

For Stacy Hindt at Cody Hollow Farm near Elkton, Md., which is in the northeast corner of the state, she will invite area children to enjoy an Easter egg hunt Saturday on her 23-acre farm while in Wildwood, New Jersey they'll be running around the beach to find those precious hard to find eggs.

But they'll be using global positioning satellite technology to find each egg. Each treasure hunter will be given map coordinators that will lead them to the vicinity of each candy-filled plastic egg. Then they'll have to look really hard.

I think our use of technology has gotten out of hand just a bit. I mean let's be real here, does a 3-year old really know how or need to know how to use a GPS? And the invitation for someone to go to this type of Easter Egg Hunt is just a techo-gobble-gook at the idea of it. Just check out this invitation that was online from the one in New Jersey...

Get your GPS's out for the first ever GPS Easter Egg Hunt held in Wildwood NJ. Lime Ricky and Ed's Funcade will be burying Giant Mystery Easter Eggs along the Wildwood Beach on Easter Weekend. GPS satellite locations and clues will be available at Lime Ricky on Sunday, April 8th. You will need a GPS or access to a computer using Google maps, Google Earth, or any other software that allows you to locate an area using satellite coordinates in order to find the hidden eggs. Each Egg will be redeemable for an Easter Basket, Free Lunch, and more with our participating sponsors. This is an all ages event! The GPS Hunt Starts on Sunday at 10:00 AM at: 38*59'28.07"N 74*48'3.23"W. Hope to see everyone there!! For more information about our 22nd street Easter Egg Hunt in the hay please visit

Remember the kid who always used to find 50% of the eggs while the other 10 kids only found the other 40%? (Yep, 10% were never found...I wonder where they are today?) In an effort to help those who are less fortunate and don't have a GPS, Hindt says she'll have a few GPS units that people can borrow, or families can bring their own units.

Hindt's own children, 8-year-old Katie and 3-year-old Brandon are veterans at geocacheing, which is treasure-hunting using map coordinates.

Geocacheing? Just call it an Easter Egg Hunt, okay! I've had enough!!!

Happy Easter Everybody!