Yesterday's post casually mentioned our plans for Scavenger Hunt 2009.
It is on, like Donkey Kong.
Saturday, June 20, 2009. Time to be announced, but we are thinking of late afternoon...3 or 4:00-ish. Like I said, official save the dates will be out soon, for those of you who NEED-TO-KNOW.
2008 was the first year for the St. Louis Scavenger Hunt...a little idea Mike and I came up with on our way home from spring break in Hilton Head. We had some good ideas, but it took months--MONTHS--for it to all come together. And it did. Oh, it did.
This is not a run-from-place-to-place-and-make-an-ass-of-yourself kind of scavenger hunt. There is no dancing on bar tops or collecting random items from strangers. Only code deciphering, some math and crazy racing around town to get done first. We allotted 3 hours for our teams to complete the puzzle last year, thinking there was no way anyone would actually get to the end.
The winning team finished in just over two hours and was able to "decipher" the secondary numbers puzzle we threw in for bonus points. Players, you can expect us to up our game this year. No more Mr. Nice Guy.
For those of you who haven't experienced the glory that is our scavenger hunt, let me share with you the crowning jewel of last year's game...we planned the entire escapade around the St. Louis Cardinal's home game schedule, and our first clue was actually a ticket to that day's game, which was hidden in the basket of helpful items/ goodies we sent out with every team. Clue #2 was then stuck to the seat belonging to that ticket.
Where there is a will to plant a truly awesome clue and watch our friends kick and scream and claw to find it...there is a way.
We'll have you register in teams of 4, so be thinking of your smartest (or fastest driving) friends. There will be a small fee for each team participating, to offset costs a little...all to be detailed in our save the date. Our plan is to do a late afternoon thing and then reconvene back here for prizes and dinner. My only pictures of last years scavenger hunt were taken after the game was over...but the bouncy house we had as a surprise at the end was quite a hit as well!!
If you didn't play last year, are in St. Louis (or are willing to travel), and would like to play in 2009, post a comment and I will add you to my list and we will send more info your way!