Friday, July 06, 2007

Pirate's booty

It wasn't exactly letterboxing, but I used all my planting skills for a treasure hunt this week. Our almost-5 grandson is visiting and is enamored with pirates. I spent $3 at Good Will for a great old jewelry chest and a couple bucks more for trinkets.

The creek behind our house provided a great jungle in which to hide the loot. Take a look at the photos of the Treasure of the Dread Pirate Big Gus...



Hoof'n It said...

Oh my gosh, how much fun! I am hoping that some of the groups creativity rubs off on me!
It was great meeting you all the other evening! Can't wait to do it again.

Perdu said...

What a great grandfather you are! Those were great pictures and such a fun idea.

Thanks for sharing, I just love hearing about the creativity in MidMo...y'all are somethin' else.

McMonkey Mom said...

The pictures look like he had a blast! Congrats on a hunt well done, grandpa!

J-Corn said...

Ahoy, we did a treasure hunt for one of my son's birthdays, complete with map, wooden swords, eye patches, treasure, and a pirate. The kids had a blast and so did pirate J-Corn!

A fine use of those boxin skills to be sure.

The photos are sure to be the greatest treasure of all.

Lnd-Crzr said...

Great fun! I think LB (or treasure hunts) are great personal gifts that create wonderful memories, for young or old. There's been a good deal of it passing around the Mid-MO LB community.

I'd much rather recieve a personalized hunt than a pair of socks!


queenbusick said...

This is a fabulous gift to an adventurous boy! The wonder of finding his first treasure! Thank you for sharing your memories with us!

queenbusick said...

ps...makes me want to scrapbook those pictures for you!

Fox-fyr said...

Actually, I could use a pair of socks...I've been so busy lately that a new (clean) pair of socks would currently be far more useful than a hunt (since I haven't had time to do laundry in forever)


I think I;'m just kidding, but sometimes I am not so sure.