Lincoln City Geocache Day: Not only was it fun, but educational as well

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How do you as smaller city in Oregon get some 250 people visitors to your city and teach them about the history at the same time? You set up a Geocache mystery adventure and people from all around come, that’s how!

History of Lincoln City, Oregon

Lincoln City Geocache Day 10-16-2010
The kids finding the first cache of the mystery

Geocachers checking in at the Lincoln City Community Center

Well, The Lincoln City Parks and Recreation department did that and they apparently do it twice a year and since we are fairly new to Geocaching, we got involved in this one, met some great people from all walks of life and even got to watch what I call a feeding frenzy at the beach.

Lincoln City Boardwalk

During this 3 hour adventure, we got to go visit the boardwalk, the library and even a local garden to look for the clues and learn about the history of Lincoln City. I’ve been going to Lincoln City my whole life because we had a cabin on Devils Lake in Lincoln City and even I was going to places that I had never been and learned so much about this wonderful community.

I can’t wait to go back and take what I have learned and write a complete post about all the local attractions that make Lincoln City so great and rich with history.

Connie Hansen Garden
This place was a awesome place for any photographer!

Connie Hansen Garden

Connie Hansen Garden

Connie Hansen Garden

Connie Hansen Garden

Connie Hansen Garden

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Comments (15)

Carol Ryniewicz
CR Premier Properties LLC - Woodstock, CT
Broker / Owner - CT & MA

Awesome photos! Looks like you had a great day!

Oct 17, 2010 12:32 AM
Chris Canfield
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona

Hi Todd - What a great event!  Making anything interactive makes it stick so much more with young or old.  Your seagull pictures were amazing.  I am glad I am not the guy with one on my head--I love nature, but that is a little too upclose and personal!

Oct 17, 2010 12:32 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Todd, i'm really jealous that you have these kinds of things to do where you live!  your pictures of the flowers are wonderful & blue lupin is one of my all time favorites..what a great day to draw many blog posts nice the kids like it !!

Oct 17, 2010 12:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Love your "Show and Tell," photos. Your kids are lucky to have you for their their father. You make a great Teacher and your love for life shows that you are a genuine nature lover.

Oct 17, 2010 02:20 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

anytime you can make educational activities fun, it is an extra bonus!  I have to try geocaching!

Oct 17, 2010 04:07 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Great idea for Lincoln City, and it obviously was fun, educational, and successful. :).


Oct 17, 2010 05:27 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Nice photos for sure... and I love the slide show of the gulls... I like your style, learning should be engaging and fun...

I never let schooling interfere with my education. 
Mark Twain 

Oct 17, 2010 05:52 AM
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Fun and educational are a great combination. It sounds like a really cool way to learn the history of an area. And the photos are exceptional.


Oct 17, 2010 09:13 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

It was a lot of fun and I think the fact that they made it educational as well as fun it was made it such a successful event. I applaud the city for getting people to their city for a free event and I know most of us spent money there which also made the local business there real happy. From what I understand all the things for the event were donated, so it didn't cost the city anything for this event.

Oct 17, 2010 02:47 PM
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Todd, I have heard of geocashing before, but never tried it. You got me very curious!

Oct 17, 2010 03:54 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
I want to go geocaching!!!!! Can I please borrow your children? It sounds so AWEOME - a modern day scavenger hunt. I told my grandkids about it, but they haven't gotten into it yet.
Oct 17, 2010 05:22 PM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Todd, what a fabulous idea!  Your city deserves getting all that attention for thinking of an event like this one!  Looking forward to reading more ...  Never mind the kids, Lee and I will set a free day and hit the streets in the Triangle! to explore geocaching!  I can't wait!!

Oct 18, 2010 02:40 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


This great post is now featured on "Silent Saturday." Congratulations. :)


Oct 18, 2010 08:26 AM
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

Wow, this is a great picture!  And the progression was great!

Oct 18, 2010 08:44 AM
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


What a great thing for the city to do...I LOVE this idea!

Oct 19, 2010 06:03 PM