Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Remember that one time when…scavenger hunt

Record high temperatures here in Chicago today!  I celebrated with a long outdoor bike ride.  How did you enjoy the weather today?

I’m recovering now with a New Glarus Moon Man Ale which usually is not my favorite because it is very hoppy, but tonight I am enjoying it with an orange wedge.  It is a good recovery drink, right?

Onto my story for the day.  Since I spent part of Sunday evening hanging out with my friend Rachel, I thought I would do a remember that one time when story that involves her.  Here goes.

Remember that one time when…Rachel and I went on a scavenger hunt. Back in the day when Rachel and I were living in the dorms our freshman year at Wartburg, our residence hall hosted a scavenger hunt for charity.  The theme was an “ABC” type of thing where the goal was to get at least one item from every letter of the alphabet.  For the winners, a $50 gift card to the bookstore was up for grabs.  Rachel and I decided to team up.  She warned me that she is a very competitive person, but me, also being a competitive person, I wasn’t too worried about it. 

So at precisely the start time we took off from Volmer Hall to scour the residential neighborhood for scavenger hunt alphabet items.  Rachel almost immediately found an abandoned bike and tried to pick it up and ride it.  So we could go faster on the scavenger hunt!!  Turns out the bike had a flat tire so we couldn’t take it along with us.  We got some strange items including a pencil eraser.  It was quite strange to knock on random people’s doors and asking for canned food and old clothes items. 

When we finally got tired of the begging for goods gig we returned to the residence hall and spread out our loot.  We had in fact achieved our goal of getting at least one item for each letter of the alphabet.  And apparently returned the quickest and won the prize! 

We each received a $25 gift certificate to the bookstore which I used to buy my mom a Wartburg sweatshirt.  It was quite cute.

Thank goodness for all the extremely generous people in Waverly for not slamming their doors in our face.

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