Casino Camping in Florence, OR

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

Cleawox Lake Caches

Siltcoos River Canoe Trail

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!

Kayak/Geocache Event and Campout

The 2015 Flotilla

The 2015 Flotilla

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!

What will 2016 bring?

From Hood to Coast

After a week boondocking near Mt. Hood, we came off the mountain and began the move towards our annual kayaking/geocaching event at Tugman State Park near Coos Bay.

But first…….

A couple of nights in the Columbia Gorge, a quick visit in Portland and a few days on the coast at Newport.

First up, two nights at Ainsworth State Park (one of our favorite places). It was a short stay where we use our full hookup site to clean up and recharge. We managed an out and back hike to Angel’s Rest, a few geocaches and an awesome breakfast at Multnomah Falls Lodge.

Angels Rest Hike

Angels Rest Hike

Angel’s Rest Trail Beginning (GC533EK) by Aye-yo
Rabbit Delight (GC533E6) by Aye-yo
We’re going for a hike (GC3GJ1T) by Devil Dog Cacher
Stump Passage (GC533EA) by Aye-yo
Ainsworth Potty Break (No Swag) (GC5W388) by WineGuyTodd

 

Another two nights in Troutdale to visit daughter and family. Managed to find one geocache in nearby Westmoreland Park

 

Finished the week off with two nights at South Beach State Park in Newport on the coast. Elliot was glad to sleep out in the tent again!

Caching Newport Area

Caching Newport Area

The all mighty buck! (GC5QN27) by LordDraco
Wooden Cave on the road to nowhere (GC1NZPJ) by ryan23
Higher Education (GC40GRR) by RedRoadstar
Turtlenestone (GC5MYDX) by Turtlefromspace

 

Brain Games Event 2015

Last year’s Brain Games event was so much fun Darren concocted more puzzles and challenges for a second one!

Great Fun, Great Food, Great Folks!

Check out Kenny’s video:

https://youtu.be/STJ-VcZQ9HE