Departing for the Nomadic Life!

Departing Coos Bay with a mix of emotions…..fear & trepidation, sadness and excitement!

Yesterday Patricia worked her final day at our local community college. Today we leave!

That may seem too quick. It’s not. We have been preparing for this day for the past three years. Everything was ready. No sense in waiting. There’s a big world out there to see!

This blog really won’t change that much. The focus will continue to be about the places geocaching takes me – only now the scenery will not be primarily Oregon.

Here is a video of our departure and first destination….

 

First Destination: Family in Dufur, OR.

First Destination: Family in Dufur, OR.         Four Generations

 

June Caching * Saying Farewell (for now)

A busy month for us as we countdown to fulltime RV status July first. Not a lot of time for caching but I managed to get out a few times and pick off those close to home in a futile attempt to “clear the map” before leaving. Fat chance!

June Caching

June Caching

One cache in particular though was, at the same time, pleasurable and sad. It was an event held at the coffee shop where very good friends gathered weekly for over seven years to talk about all things geocaching. They gave me a very nice and thoughtful sendoff!

Getting booted outta da club!

Getting booted outta da club!

Though this weekly meetup started as an opportunity for local cachers to wax long about GPS’s, geocache hunts and success stories, over time it has grown into a close knit community of kind and caring folks the likes of which I have yet to see in another community! Thank you all for the kind sendoff and well wishes!

 

Caching in the Redwoods

A week in redwoods of Northern California was quite refreshing, in more ways than one.

Other than my recent group outing to the Cathedral Hills of Grants Pass, OR, my geocaching numbers have been pretty pathetic so far this year. This redwood trip didn’t produce big caching numbers but I managed to get out find a few nearly every day. Refreshing.

Patricia’s photography goals here were for blooming rhododendrons, fog and tall redwood trees. Every morning we were seeking, and finding, those conditions. Refreshing

redwoods sign

redwoods sign

 

The Daily Fog Rolling Through.....

The Daily Fog Rolling Through…..

 

 

Map of Geocaching Finds for the Week:

All my geocache finds this week.

All my geocache finds this week.

This was also a great way to gradually test our nomadic life skills in the motorhome before our final departure from Coos Bay July first! We are growing more comfortable with it each week! Can’t wait to get started!

 

Redwood National and State Parks Vacation – Day One

We booked a week at Hiouchi RV Resort just outside Crescent CIty, CA.

Patricia’s photography goal: Capturing fog and bloomiing rhododendrons beneath the behemoth redwoods.

My geocaching goal: Find ’em!

Simple.

Scenes from a day of recon…..

GEOCACHES:

Big Tree (GC11V5B) by xjrob
Golden Grizzly (GC3DZXH) by BRUHN

Tomorrow we head back to Damnation Creek Trail, Klamath River Overlook and more recon.