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MP has heard the term geocaching many times over the years, but chose to ignore it. The word implied a level of technological ability that MP didn’t believe she had. If someone had promoted free treasure hunts throughout the state, she might have paid closer attention.

Thanks to the encouragement of a friend, MP learned that all geocaching requires is a cell phone and a sense of adventure.  What is a geocache?  It’s found treasure that comes in several sizes. You and your family get to decide how challenging you want your hunt to be.  The smaller the geocache, the more challenging the search!

DP downloaded a $10 geocaching app on iTunes. There are many free options, but DP chose Geocaching by Groundspeak based on user ratings (he’s the technology guy at our house). As it turns out, there are hundreds of geocaches all around us. Our team decided to find a medium sized cache in Twin Brooks Park in Cumberland. The kids brought backpacks, flashlights, and garden trowels, plus a few small treasures to leave behind. The rule of geocaching is: once you find your treasure, you leave something for the next person.

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The kids wore wellies and lots of bug spray for this adventure!

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The Cute Potato team took a much-needed break from our busy summer and traveled to Lovell, Maine. The small town is home to Kezar Lake, a sparkling, 9-mile long body of water surrounded by the western Maine hills and views of the White Mountains.

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The Cute Potato family is having the busiest August on record. We’re moving to a new house, hosting summer guests, and preparing to take on an exciting new project (more on all in future posts). With so much happening, MP asked Jessica Jenkins, our friend and sponsor from Daytrip Jr., to guest blog. Jessica and her crew recently traveled to the Kennebunk Plains to pick wild blueberries. Here’s their story: 

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk… it’s blueberry season in Maine!* The staff at Daytrip Society is always on the look out for fun, all-ages nature spots. We’ve heard more than a story or two about the bountiful, blueberry harvests and rare flowers in the Kennebunk Plains, but we had yet to visit ourselves. We grabbed our hats, berry baskets, and bug spray and prepared for adventure.

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