BY SUSAN O’LEARY
Valparaiso University professor Richard Freeman leads a double life.
A soft-spoken electrical and computer engineering professor by day, Freeman and his wife, Tracy, transform into avid treasure-hunters in their free time.
The Freemans have joined thousands around the world who enjoy geocaching.
“It’s addictive,” he said, grinning and rubbing his hands together. “It’s not as easy as it sounds. We once spent two hours in the freezing cold looking for a tree that looked like a V.”
The Freemans began geocaching in 2001.
“I’m a gadget freak,” Richard Freeman confessed.
Since then, the Freemans have geocached throughout the Midwest and West, including Arizona’s Painted Desert, Fossil Park in Sylvania, Ohio, and at Pele’s Chair in Oahu.