The Houston Scavenger Hunt

My friend Stephanie organized a Houston scavenger hunt. Stephanie is very creative and one of the most hardworking people I know. I first met her at Northbrook Middle School years ago where she is a art teacher and I taught history. She is awesome! The scavenger started at 11:30 AM and ended at 5:30 at Skeeters (family restaurant). There were 40 items to find on the list. Each item had to be photographed with at least one person in the picture. Here are some of the items:

*A interesting animal*A campaign sign from an election*Something tall*Picture of the state flag*Something “artsy”*”I know someone who works here!”*”huh? What’s that mean?”*great place to go shopping*armadillo*fake flowers*School bus*something with zebra stripes*A treasure*A tunnel*A bridge*A gazebo*A Star*Ornamental sculpture*a “Beware of ______” sign*Something that has to do with the Olympics*a metal sculpture*something that repeats*something expensive*Something colorful

Sweet Sweet Isabella: I decided that we were going to start at 11:30 even though the kids didn't get out of camp until 12:00. One of the items said that we had to find a school bus. Our apartments are literally next to the Cy-Fair ISD bus depot. There is a metal fence to separate the apartments with the depot. There was a small space that I got Isabella to crawl under (the fence) so that she could get closer to the buses. This would make the picture more "legit." She was soooooo cute and funny crawling under the fence. I couldn't stop laughing!

I picked up the kids from camp and headed to my friend Diana's house to pick her up along with her daughter Lanie. There were eight of us in the car and I told them that WE HAD TO get all forty of them!!!! The kids were on board. It was such a fun adventure. We visited the big Armadillo, at ice cream at Amy's ice cream, found places in Montrose we didn't know existed, and laughed the entire time. The kids helped us find many things! We were going to drive by a gymnastics studio in Houston where a coach for the Olympics works (there was an Olympic item) but we ended up finding an Olympic barbie doll in an antique shop in Montrose. We stopped at a Home Depot to find a "Beware of Dog Sign" and a gazebo. We printed up the pictures and shared them with the other teams at Skeeters. What a blast!!!!! The kids could not stop talking about the different places.

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