Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lake Pirates

Perfect weather.  Sunny, no bugs.  

Boating, berry picking, fishing and of course the annual treasure hunt.  

The clues were all over the map this year and no adult help allowed.  Puns, hobbit riddles, codes.  One was in Swedish which is actually fair since one of the kids speaks it.  Clues were under water with an arrow made of white rocks pointing the way.  Or nailed high up on a tree trunk.  This one was moored off shore in an anchored milk bottle.

Another was frozen into a block of ice.  This one was buried in a container of dog chow.

Here are a few of the clues.  Note the candle burned edges?  That not being "pirate authentic" enough they were also splattered with ketchup and baked in the oven a while!

After an hour and a half of hard work they finally found the treasure chest.  It contained Wisconsin legal fireworks.  Sadly they were so tired by then that they did not seem suitably impressed.

Kids sleeping well at the end of a long and busy day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Though there were moments of potential insurrection (stuck way too long on one particular clue, this was heard: "Let's just look for ANY other clue and go on from there!", they finished up and had a blast. The clue crew thanks the Clue Chief.