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make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Christopher's 10th Birthday Party:
Not-So-National Treasure!

Christopher’s 10th Birthday

Find the hidden treasure!

Clue #1:
There is a store on SW Washington Avenue and SW 1st Street that contains a word that will give you a clue to your next location on your map.


On the map! The Post Office! So, we head down the street...

Clue #2:
Use this money (42 cents) to buy something that lasts forever.

The Liberty Bell Stamp!

Clue #3:
Now look at your clue… and find the year that this was originally cast. But on your way to find the next clue… stop by SW 2nd Street and SW Tucker Avenue to fill in the blanks:

First Time Buyers _________________ For… – alfy = ____ _____ _____

________ Brooks

Ooops... looking at the wrong building... here's the sign!

Now, down the street to the library to find out the year when the Liberty Bell was originally cast!

The Dewey Decimal System!


Clue #4:
Now that you know the year the clue was cast… subtract 778.48 from the year to get a new number.

First Initial of the First Name in Clue #3
The New Number found in Clue #4
The Three Letters found from Clue #3

J 973.52 QUI

Clue #5:
Add the name of a man in this book to a financial institution… and use your map to get there.

It's a book about the Star-Spangled Banner! Francis Scott Key! Let's head to Key Bank!

Clue #6:
Use this money ($2) to buy exactly one roll of coins.

A roll of nickels? Huh?

Clue #7
These coins are to be used at a place that is like a land full of wonder… and will deliver a treasure to those who are willing to trade what they discover…

Wunderland! The Nickel Arcade!

Congratulations! You have solved the mystery of the hidden treasure!

Well, it's not exactly National Treasure... but is sure was fun!

Happy 10th Birthday, Christopher!


Anonymous said...

How did I know you had already posted!?@* Bridger had a blast! Good work, Mom.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Wow, how fun was that?! Great job!

a portland granny said...

what a great hunt! But that was hard!! I know they loved the nicke arcade when they arrived. A great creative idea!

vintage at heart said...

What a wonderful treasure hunt and a Fabulous Birthday activity!!!!You are the best Mom ever!!!! Happy 10th to your sweet son Christopher!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow that looks like it was fun!!!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A beautiful, fun birthday gift! You've got more energy than I do, friend. Thanks for loving your son so richly. It will pay dividends down the road, I promise.

Love you. So glad you had a great/learning time with Beth. Wish I could have been there.


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What fun they must have had.... enjoyed reading your blog tonight..This is a whole new world to me. Remember to stop by and sign up for my April giveaway. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Kentucky Bound said...

What fun! Thanks for inviting us!

Grace said...

I think our JJ just had cake at the beach...

Looks fabulous friend!

Anonymous said...

A great place to have a birthday party.

Ms.Daisy said...

What a really neat way to celebrate a 10 year old's birthday! Looks like fun was had by all! Happy Birthday, Christopher!