6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

This year, the evening event will be a separate loggable event, Tickets Please! – GC7P33H but everything else will remain the same! Sit down to a delicious no-host, no hassle Mexican buffet dinner at the weekend’s event headquarters, the Chautauqua Lodge Conference Center, N46° 21.695 W124° 03.500. Note, it’s not necessary to purchase dinner to attend the event — you’re welcome to bring in your own food, just hang out and visit with friends, or eat elsewhere in town if you prefer.

We’ve got a great menu again for you this year, sure to please even the most picky eaters! Streetside Tacos will be providing an all-you-can eat buffet, where you can build your own meal from a great variety of fresh, house-made ingredients. Choices include Carnitas, Chicken Tinga (poached in tomato, garlic, chipotle and adobo), vegetarian Mexican rice and beans, pico de gallo, onions, jalepenos, cilantro, shredded cheese, Mexican cojita cheese, Mexican crema, fresh limes, salsa verde, house-made hot sauces, fresh grilled corn tortillas and tortilla chips. Bottled water will also be provided with your meal.

You’re welcome to bring your own beer, wine or soft drinks to the dinner, but there won’t be a beverage cart due to the high cost of a liquor permit. There will be plenty of bottled water available at no charge, included with your dinner.

I will need to guarantee at least 100 meals for them to cater our dinner, so please include this in your registration payment if you are interested so I can confirm the date with them! Service will start at 6:00 sharp and wrap up at 7:30. It’s recommended that you pre-reserve your meal, which you can include in your registration for the event. If space is available, you may be able to purchase your dinner ticket at the door, but no guarantees!

You do not need to purchase dinner to attend the evening event — if this menu doesn’t tempt you, you can eat elsewhere or bring some to-go food to the event.  Don’t forget to enjoy a chunk of Costco cake while you’re there, to celebrate the event host’s birthday and a fun weekend of geocaching!

During and after dinner, you’ll be able to show your train ticket “passport” for this year’s trackable geocoin. You can also pick up your coin beginning Monday, September 17, at the Long Beach Peninsula Visitor Information Bureau if you don’t complete your cache finds during the weekend.