The New London Waterdays medallion hunt started Monday morning!
I totally forgot about it and didnt even go get the first clue :O
Tuesday afternoonwe decided to get the first and second clues
and see if we would have any luck, after searching for an
hour on our own, D and I went back to the house, picked
up the Brat Pack and headed out again...
Clue #1 ~ Monday
I invite you downtown,
To see what I've seen.
I'm fairly close to the water,
and a place to keep clean.
I am hidden downtown,
Where inside there's no sun,
But definitely located
By all the WaterDays fun!
hmmm, of course, downtown kinda stuck out
fairy close to the water and a place to keep clean...
now this is where we had 2 different things in mind.
the carwash was a possibility, but so was the laundromat...
Clue #2 ~ Tuesday
Having trouble finding me?
I am hidden quite well,
By a wide open space,
It's hard not to tell.
I would look to your feet,
for another good clue,
I'm close to the ground,
And can't see you!
ok, "hidden quite well" kind of confirmed our
one location by the laundromat.
there is an old well located across the street in
a local park, also a good fit with "wide open space"
and there is a tanning salon next door, hmm, maybe
it has something to do with clue #1, "where inside there's
so we looked high and low, mostly low, considering the clue ;)
In the process of looking at the park I found a cell phone that
had been rained on all night. so we brought it home dried it out
and Tuesady night we were able to plug it in and it actually turned on!!
So I went thru the contact list and called "mom", met her at the local
gas station and here to find out
that her son and a group of his friends had been looking for the
medallion and were staying at her house so they could all get a
jumpstart on looking Wed. morning!!
we decided that we had better get serious about this if we really wanted
to find it. So we went home, picked up the Brat Pack and flashlights
and headed back out! Looked all over downtown, thru alleys, under flowerpots
under benches, in storm drains... yep we looked everywhere we could think of!
And we saw some teenagers doing the same thing! Yikes!! whoever gets the
clue first has the advantage I think! Finally called it quits at 11:30 pm, went to
bed and set the alarm clock for 5:30
Clue #3 ~ Wednesday
I am taped upside-down,
Hidden from view,
Real close to some things,
They use to make new.
People come visit me
Quite often here,
To help save the earth,
but they don't know I am near.
ok, our first thought was, "recycling center!!!"
so we rushed over there, all hopped out and started searching
didn't find ANYTHING!!! (by the way, this was right across from
the park with the well, kiddie corner from the laundromat and tanning
salon). we jumped back in the truck, maybe its at the carwash?
there is a can recycling trailer over there. But we have all looked
all over that trailer!! How could we have missed it? well, we decide
to head over there. As we are leaving the recycling center we see 3 other cars
pull into the parking lot of the recycling center! Man, I hope we
didn't miss it! We head over to the carwash.
Jump out of the truck and all start looking. The kids are climbing around under the
trailer, one kid is in the trailer, D and I are searching the wheelwells... all of a sudden
D and I both look at the brick holding up the tongue of the trailer.
I see a little corner of duct tape sticking out! We both laugh, "A HA!" and
grab it at the same time!
Now the funny thing is. Yesterday we had looked all over that trailer, we saw a group
of teenage boys searching all over that trailer and 2 girls looked it over last night! How in the world did we ALL miss it?!?!
Anyway, it was a blast! I hope they have one next year too!