Suspense.There we were. Myself, and my two boys creeping through the woods. Not knowing what to expect, our eyses were alert. Searching the underbrush, and the trees above for something out of place. We knew we were close. The marker on the screen in my hand showed us that we were right on top of it. Or it was on us. It's so hard to tell which way it will be.
Finally, I took my eyes off the screen. It had to be here somewhere. High and low I searched. My feet not moving at all, but my eyes walking over every stump, hole or tree branch in sight.
Finally a hint. A glitch in an otherwise perfect sea of forest green. A rotten stump where none other were.
The boys saw the recognition on my face. Off they went. Each one wanting to claim the find. To be the first to see the spoils of our search and claim first pick from the treasures bounty.
Our reward? A travelbug and a one armed spiderman. I gave a coin and a bouncy ball. Happy with the results of the hunt, we marked the cache off as found, selected a new target, and the hunt began anew.