Needless to say, when the team behind Relativity Media’s new family film Earth to Echo created geocaching adventures in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Seattle, we got excited. After all, who doesn’t love a little family adventure pre-funk?
The concept of geocaching is easy, they hide the stuff, you find the stuff. In the case of the Earth to Echo Geocaching Adventure you don’t seek objects per se, but rather the words upon them. It’s all very cloak-and-dagger, but with shorts and smartphones.
The storyline for the geocaching is tied to the movie in that the young characters in the film, Tuck, Munch, and Alex, all receive a mysterious message on their respective phones leading them on an epic journey in search of the source. Also, fun.
That (above) is a scene from the movie. This (below) is a still of my kids IN REAL LIFE at the first stop of the geocaching journey. Bottom line, this stuff could happen.
To be clear, my entire family was already eager to see Earth to Echo based upon the images and trailer:
We are big fans of movies focusing on friendship, family, and the bonds between them—plus, this:
Having the opportunity to experience the Earth to Echo Geocaching Adventure just took everything up a notch. Not only are we looking forward to witnessing a dangerous, awe-inspiring journey with Tuck, Munch, and Alex once the movie opens, but we feel like we already had one of our own (actual danger may vary). It’s like we have history, and now, after a mission full of family fun we have the memories, too.
Here is a quick look at the Honea family Earth to Echo Geocaching Adventure in Los Angeles:
Earth to Echo opens in theaters July 2, 2014. It is rated PG.
This post is sponsored. Monetary compensation was received by both the site and writer, the latter also receiving a GoPro Camera to film the activity. All opinions are those of Whit Honea.