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The Elkenders Newsletter


Oceano Elk Lodge 2504
August 9 - 13
Wagon Masters:
  David & Janice Skelton,
Randy & LuAnn Barrows, Dave & Robbi Maurer

You could hear the engines revving up early, the week of the August 8th, as the Garden Grove ElkEnders started heading to Oceano for the annual campout. Some took a leisurely trip stopping along the way, while others charged through as fast they could to get out of the O.C. heat and get the party started.

Thursday morning most members scattered to golf, shop or sightsee while the rest sat back, put their feet up and enjoyed a cool, breezy day.  That evening many headed for the street fair and stuffed their bellies with BBQ in San Luis Obispo, while others enjoyed the local restaurants.

Friday morning before the wine group left for Paso Robles, an impromptu meeting was called for the (silly and fun) auxiliary group called the Beaver Babes, who recited their oath and hazed the new members. Then off to visit 4 (hiccup) wineries.

It was another day in paradise, loafing around the campsite Saturday morning then attending the local Melodrama later in the day. Part of the drama was some flying buckets of popcorn (oops!) dropped by clumsy Elk-Enders. That evening the chef's caps were on with the appetizer potluck, followed by a cozy, relaxing campfire.

On Sunday morning, some of the campers wandered over to the patio of one of the campers with a view of the dump station. They critiqued, rated and judged the 'dumpers' skill, speed and attitude. Hey, life is good when you have nothing more important or pressing to do!

Thanks to Robbi Maurer for this article.

All of the Elk-Enders welcome new members for just $15 dues a year. All you need is a recreational vehicle and a desire to have fun. If you do not own one, consider renting one and join us for our next outing. Check the calendar on for events throughout 2014 and 2015.

If you are a member of the Garden Grove Lodge or an Associate Member and you love to camp, please consider checking out our wonderful camping group. We meet in the Lodge Room on the first Wednesday  month at 7:30pm.  Guests are always welcome.
The Elk Enders are our camping group. Members are members or associate members of B.P.O.E. Lodge 1952. Meetings are held at 7:30 P.M. on the first Wednesday of each month.  Come early for Family Night dinners.

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