Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I parked our car in Martinak State Park and the boys looked out the windows at the steady drizzle.

"Okay, let's go," I said.  They looked at me like I was crazy. Normally, I told them to stay out of the rain. But they complied and with a few giggles, we set off across the parking lot.

The Martinak quest was another letterbox quest. I carried the clues in a plastic sleeve and we were able to find the first three boxes in twenty minutes. Somewhere between the first and second boxes, the rain slowed to a drip.  It allowed us to take a little time to walk around the remains of a boat found in nearby Watts Creek. Matt liked the idea that it may have been sunk by pirates.

The fourth box required a walk along the creek.  Despite the rainy haze, it was beautiful.

We struggled finding the fifth and final box.We actually gave up and got in the car. We were about to leave when we spotted a park ranger walking across a soggy field.  We bolted out of the car and across the parking lot to beg for asssistance.  She pointed us in the right direction and within minutes, Park Quest #6 was complete!

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Quest Summary

both boys liked:  walking in the rain

both boys disliked: searching for letterbox #5

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