Friday, June 16, 2017

Where's Waldo? Amazing Race 2017

I know I recently bragged about my cool friends, and my cool neighborhood, but I'm going to do it again.  It's summer, so we play a lot and it's fun, so I that's what I post about.

Every year, Friend, Ironmom and I plan and organize an Amazing Race.  Not the running kind of race, but just more like a glorified themed scavenger hunt.  This year, our theme was Where's Waldo?  In addition to our 12 clues that lead to businesses and places around town, we added a picture challenge.  They had to find other people and things (like someone on a skateboard.  Or, someone walking their dog.  Or, a woman carrying a grocery bag.  Or, someone who isn't playing this game wearing stripes, etc.)  For sure, we are adding a photo challenge every year because the pictures that were sent to us were absolutely priceless!

In years past, our husbands have added their two cents and have helped us plan, create clues, and stratagize.  Last year, at the end of the race, they decided they didn't want to help anymore, they wanted to participate!  So, all year, we've had to keep our mouths shut about the race.  We couldn't bounce ideas off them, we coulnd't tell them how clever we were with the clues we came up with, etc. ;)

This year in particular was special because Ironmom came up with her own clues.  About 6 months before she died, she was told that the cancer had spread to her brain.  At that time, we joked about her getting her clues done.  One day during chemo, she texted Friend and I to tell us she was bored.  We told her to use that time to do her clues!!  It was all in jest, but when she was put on Hospice, she told us all about her clues and the destinations where she wanted them to lead.  It was amazing.  Ironmom specifically chose Beyonce to take her place as a planner and helper.  Beyonce stepped right up and filled in perfectly.

In the end, our husbands came out victorious...thanks to the luck of the 15 passenger white van! ;)

You know you want to play next year.

I'm sharing a few of the pictures from the night...

Bonus points for dressing up!  Ace is the guy on page 4 of our WW? book haha!

Pic in front of an opposing team members front yard

Pic with the biggest cheif in town

Everyone lookinf for the 1"x1" lamenated Waldo with the key word

This team participates every year.  They come decked out.  They definitely are the best dressed every year.

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