Did you know there was a movie that features Geocaching? It is true. Ok, maybe it isn’t a summer blockbuster or an Academy award nominee but it is an actual movie nonetheless. Splinterheads is about an unmotivated young slacker who becomes infatuated by a girl who works in a travelling carnival who unleashes her trapped adventurous spirit through geocaching. This teenage aimed romantic comedy has its moments and just the fact that I was able to watch the whole movie without falling asleep is saying something. If it was not for the geocaching scenes, which played a larger role then I thought they would, I probably would have not made it though the painful dialogue.
Even though Splinterheads was a forgettable movie I think that geocaching showed pretty well. This got us thinking; what other movie could geocaching be featured in? Here are some sequels to some popular movies that I think should be made to feature geocaching.
Avatar 2 – Humans have returned to Pandora and have learned about a weakness of the Na’vi which they are ready to exploit. They are addicted to an activity based on finding small items hidden all around the forest that are found by determining positions by reading the stars (No satellites orbiting Pandora). The humans go out and plant thousands of these Pandoran caches which distract the Na’vi while the humans go about exploiting the planet. Will the Na’vi be able to see what is going on and fight back or will this obsession be the downfall of their civilization?
Precious 2 – The heart-warming sequel of Precious who is clawing to get her life back in order. With a renewed sense of adventure she is introduced to geocaching where she spends hours wandering around the city finding caches and discovering the hidden gems of the city. Geocaching becomes a part of a new healthy lifestyle and she loses a lot of weight on the road to becoming the star she wants to be. A real classic tear-jerker which will renew your faith in mankind (unlike Avatar 2).
Toy Story 4 – Bullseye the horse is getting brave and decides to wander outside to explore his surroundings. He gets discovered by a child who has been looking for something to turn into a travel bug. Bullseye will work perfectly and starts jumping from one cache to another meeting friends along the way. Woody & company discover Bullseye’s predicament and start along the geocaching trail to try and rescue their friend.
For an original movie you could chronicle a boy who is picked on and always down on his luck. Some mysterious stranger gives him a GPS and guides him to the geocaching website. In an inspirational story, against all odds this deadbeat nobody claws his way to the top and becomes the greatest geocacher of all time.
The movie going on in our house at the moment is ‘Attack of the terrible twos’ which we have mentioned a lot on familynavigation.com. Our twins can turn a fantastic day upside down when they decide that they are going to get upset with everything. I have mentioned before that I am an emotional eater and I have not been doing well through these tough times. Last night was a struggle but at least it was not my night to put the kids to bed. I hadn’t gone out for my hike of the day so I snuck out to do some geocaching. It was a pretty stormy night and even though I walked 5km I came up empty handed on the 2 caches I went looking for. I called Lisa before I came home and she mentioned that she could use some Ice cream to get her mind off things. For the first time in 4 months I had a bowl of ice cream with her as it felt like it would help with the emotions of the day. Instead it gave me a sugar rush before bed which made it difficult for me to go to sleep (along with the feeling of guilt). While I have to continue to work on having to feed my emotional lows, I really do hope that our twins will get over this frustrating phase soon.