Posts Tagged‘treasure hunts’

Forrest Fenn’s Buried Treasure

As puzzle and adventure fans, it seems like we’re always trying to find ways to inject artificial adventure into our modern, normal, “boring” world.  But would you go looking for a real treasure buried by a genuine treasure hunter? 82-year-old Forrest Fenn, called a “Real-Life Indiana Jones,” has spent his life digging for artifacts and treasure all around the world.  Fenn is a fascinating enough character already, but his free-for-all treasure hunt has been making headlines.  Somewhere out there, “in the mountains north of Santa Fe,”  Fenn has buried a small antique chest filled with $1 million worth of artifacts…

2012 Valentine’s Day Treasure/Puzzle Hunt

  This is the third consecutive year I’ve done some sort of puzzle hunt for Nick (and the fourth year total).  Here are the hunts I’ve done for him in the past: Internet hunt:  This was when we were in different places for Valentine’s Day one year.  The hunt sent him to different accounts of mine (YouTube, cosplay.com, etc.) where I had left coded messages.  The prize at the end was a drawing of us as ninjas! Escape the Room:  I “locked” him in our bedroom (basically left a note that said he had to escape, and when he tried…

Treasure Hunt in Parks and Rec Episode

Well, well, well!  It looks like I’ve got a soul mate in both Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson from NBC’s comedy series Parks and Recreation.  Last week’s episode, Operation Ann, involved Leslie sending her boyfriend on an extremely extensive wild goose chase/treasure hunt for Valentine’s Day, while Ron got caught up in the fun thanks to his secret love of riddles.  Fun episode, I never thought I’d find a kindred spirit in Ron’s character!

Charlottesville Diamond Dash 2011, A Race Around the City

Charlottesville Diamond Dash - Group photo

A few weeks ago, my husband, our friends, and I participated in a fun race event, the Fink’s Diamond Dash, hosted by a local jewelry store.  These events seem to be becoming pretty popular as marketing tools for jewelers across the U.S..  A Diamond Dash is usually a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt that sends players all over their city, eventually leading the winners to an expensive diamond ring prize.  Though most of the promotional language for the Dashes uses words like “hidden” “hunt” and “find”, the rings are not actually hidden somewhere in the city, but are presented at…

Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt

Valentine’s Day is only two days away, and if you’re still in need of a gift or activity idea, why not try arranging a treasure hunt for your significant other?  Anyone who has seen the film Amélie knows how romantic and exciting a treasure hunt can be!  And a recent episode of NBC’s The Office featured a clever and cute Valentine’s Day treasure hunt given to Erin from Gabe.  Gabe also explains the difference between a treasure hunt (finding a series of clues leading you to a final “treasure”) and a scavenger hunt (collecting a list of objects). A treasure…