So, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Pig 'n Pancake in Lincoln City. I ordered my usual, the spouse had his eggs and pancakes, and we fired up the computer to take advantage of their WiFi to find coordinates to local geocache sites. Then I took a look around the dining room. We were in a corner booth. At the table across from us was a family with four boys. The mother had to be over 300 pounds. Her thighs were hanging over the chair seat. I watched as the waitress delivered their full breakfast meals, hers with a side of sausage. At the table behind us was a couple whose combined weight was close to half a ton. His enormous Humpty Dumpty stomach rested on his lap. Everywhere I looked were overweight diners. I started to feel guilty about those strawberry pancakes with whipped cream...but only for a minute. They are delicious!
Before heading back to Portland we went in search of our second geocache. Geocaching is a great way to see a new location. We followed the coordinates of the cache south of Lincoln City on highway 101 and then east on a small road. We drove up a hill until we came close to the east/west coordinates on the GPS and found a safe place to pull over. We walked a few yards off the road until the GPS indicated we were in the correct location...and then it's like an Easter egg hunt.
We found the container hidden in a log. We signed the log inside the box and looked over the list of people who had been there before us. One couple had left a card that said:
We use million dollar satellites to find Tupperware hidden in the woods.In the picture above you can see Siletz Bay in the distance. The treasure we found was really the view!