Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Extreme Easter Hunt 2012

Time to catch up! 

We had a great Easter weekend with my family in Northeast Iowa.  This year was the fourth annual Tegeler Extreme Easter Hunt.  

Though most Easter hunts involve plastic eggs, a large yard and jelly beans, the Tegeler Hunt has included GPSs, ammunition boxes, rock climbing, lots of hiking, Astro Van rides across 3 counties, picnic lunches, and snakes.  We are talking about a real, live adventure, folks.

This year's Hunt started with a loud knock on Mark & I's bedroom door at 5:30 in the morning, a note "from the Easter Bunny" shoved under our door, followed by strict instructions to be dressed in layers and ready to go by 7 AM sharp.  

The rest of the clues took us on a more urban adventure this year...

...to our local small town coffee shop, where we received not-so-quality, slightly drippy, but personalized coffee mugs from Mom!


...40 miles away to Grandma Betty's house for Easter breakfast-in-a-bag.


...to random signs along the interstate, in search of more clues...


...30 more miles away to the Field of Dreams!  All of Mark's life-long dreams have been fulfilled.  I would also like to mention that my 85-year-old grandma played baseball with us.  In addition to this, I would also like to mention that I totally slid into home.  It was epic.


...30 more miles away to a quaint little cable car ride...


...we all packed in...



...went up a steep, steep hill...


...to enjoy the pretty view...


...to some cute shops...


...to a yummy pizza place...


...to the Mississippi River Museum...which was much more fun and interesting than I expected!


...Mark Twain was even at the museum!  Mark DeYounge got jealous of Mark Twain and left...


Phew.  It was a busy and crazy and fun and adventurous day, friends.  Special thanks to my mom and dad for their planning and clue-creating, and decorating!  Here's to next year!  
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  1. Ah - I wondered if your fam did this again and I kept forgetting to ask. Always looks so fun.. and I almost missed the post! :)

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