By Mike Hazelwood
That new hobby leads a retired judge of 20 years into bushes along an In-N-Out Burger drive-through, searching for … who knows what?
“You kind of feel like an idiot with people looking at you,” says Dave Allen, 74, the retired Tulare County judge.
What hobby has a 29-year-old man tracking a SpongeBob SquarePants keychain that has hitch-hiked from California to Hawaii to Colorado?
“It’s traveled about 6,000 miles now,” says Robert Berge, the 29-year-old from Porterville.
What new hobby has fans of all ages chasing blips on a screen, roaming the globe for small goodies and the thrill of discovery?
It’s called geocaching, an electronic treasure hunt done with Global Positioning System coordinates.
And if you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re quite frankly … lost.