NOTE TO READERS: Here’s a few items to guide you on our blog.
This post is called a sticky post and will always be the blog home. Our most recent post is directly under this one and then they roll in date sequence from most recent to earliest.
In WordPress, there are posts and there are pages. They look the same but are listed differently. Posts show up in the sidebar and are listed by date on the blog. You have to search or surf the blog to check them out. Pages, on the other hand, reside in a menu called a page bar at the bottom of the header. Those hyperlinks will take you right to that page.
Our page bar has seven separate pages of background and instruction on geocaching and related topics. The titles are self-explanatory. They are more than enough to get you started.
To find specific blog posts you might be interested in, be sure to check out the tag word cloud search at the bottom of the sidebar.
Cheers … Boris and Natasha
Hi and welcome to our newly updated blog. Designed as a companion to our website, we use it for shorter pages than we typically put on the site.
We affectionately refer to each other as Boris and Natasha (usually with “dahlink” at the end) – retirees, snowbirds, explorers, geocachers, munzee and benchmark hunters, history lovers, sometime photographers, freelance writers and lifelong learners who can show up almost anywhere.
Natasha is relentless in her quest for geocaches. Here, she gives it her all in the Black Hills. Mt. Rushmore is in the upper left hand corner.
Our vision for Off The Beaten Path is a family friendly blog that promotes interest in outdoor activities, curiosity about the world around us and lifelong learning. Our vehicle for that is geocaching and related activities, plus all that goes with them.
You would be hard-pressed to find another activity which is more fun, positive, educational and family friendly than geocaching and its siblings. My 88 year old mother has been out with us. Our grandkids (now 6 and 4) went out with us in their strollers. They really love hunting munzees and can both handle a smart phone like you wouldn’t believe. Some of the best times I ever had as a Dad were with my youngest son hunting down geocaches in the wilds of Montana and Wyoming. When I was teaching school, I used it in my math classes to teach all kinds of things.
One thing you can be sure of – the pages of this blog and our other related sites will develop skills and take you places you would have never known about otherwise. The only adverse effect we’ve encountered is G.A.S. – Geocaching Addiction Syndrome. Once it gets in your blood, it’s hard to walk away.
Our adventures have taken us to ghost towns, caves, mountain tops, waterfalls and more out of the way places than we can recall. It’s been a hoot. We’ve geocached in 38 states and have a plan in place to finish all 50 by the end of
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 (or thereabouts).
You never know what you might find here. We love forts, battlefields, ghost towns, one of a kind diners, cheeseburgers, skin-on French fries, anything to do with National Parks and anything else that’s off the beaten path. The tougher, longer, higher, creepier or more calorie-laden it is, the better we like it. Of course, we do normal stuff, too. We’ll mix things up to keep it interesting.
Mission accomplished safe and sound. No humans were injured in the production of this blog.
This is an open blog for families, adventurers, explorers, vagabonds and anybody else who might share our passions. There’s no arm chair traveling here. We’ve been to all the places we blog about and most of the pictures are ours.
See you in the blogosphere. …Boris and Natasha