Paused in Florence for a few days before hitting Coos Bay. We like this town so decided to hang out here based out of Three Rivers Casino parking lot. When we went inside to check-in with security, they asked if we wanted to sign up for the casino players club. Sure, why not. They gave us each $10 free play to get us started. It didn’t take us too long to loose it all! Such noobs!
While in the area I decided to grab the kayak and get all the new caches on Cleawox Lake and on the Siltcoos River Canoe Trail.
Cleawox Lake Caches
Siltcoos River Canoe Trail
I missed the geocaching events for these two locations earlier in the year. Happy I could get back here and kayak and hunt caches!
For the third time this summer, we trekked to my folks’ place in Dufur, OR after a stay in Central Oregon! Labor Day weekend is always a good one to stay put at home and that works great for my folks but our home is on wheels and we needed somewhere to stay soooooo……
It was a nice quiet and relaxing visit in sleepy little Dufur, Oregon.
Went for a drive one afternoon to see if we could find a multi geocache that Dad had to DNF a few years ago and never returned to look again. Got it this time after having to expand our search radius somewhat.
Apparently I didn’t get many pics of the campout either! Cold and rainy weather kept most of us in our cabins or RV’s much of the time.
Granddaughter Kyla came out from Bend to hang out with us for a few days. She braved the weather in a tent!
Kyla got bored with just kayaking……
One really interesting place we checked out was the Lava Cast Forest just north of the caldera. Nice interpretive trail here. Strange hollow “casts” left after lava flowed through a forest!
After the campout, we moved over to East Lake (3 miles away) for an extension of our time here. We were joined after a couple of days by my cousin and his wife. They brought kayaks so the four of us went kayaking one day.
Six years running, the South Coast Geocachers of Oregon have been host to a fun event of kayaking, geocaching, hiking, food and camp fun.
This one had a strange feel for me since I wasn’t around to help set out all the new caches. We pulled into the campground just like any other out-of-towner. Yep, felt a little weird. That is, until I saw all my old caching pals! Then it felt like old times!