Thursday, 31 July 2014

Rinda's 2014 Summertime Scavenger Hunt

Once there was a family who took a holiday in Orlando. When they were there, they pulled out their Big Book Of Florida, which held everything they needed to know (and a lot more besides), and they flipped to the page headed Summertime Scavenger Hunt and they started to tick things off the list.

They found an urban street scene


which isn't quite what it seems: it's all a fake, at Universal Studios. The girl in the corner, ticking off the list? Had to keep her in because she coordinates.

A rack of postcards turned up eventually, in the book shop at Seuss Landing:



and then they didn't have to look too far to find a lamp post:


The next day they were up bright and early for a trip to Animal Kingdom. But it was hot and they weren't really feeling it, until suddenly a flock of parrots appeared above their heads. That little show was enough to persuade them to buy a cold drink and stay in the park and see what else there was to see, which turned out to be a lot.And parrots perched up high? Almost birds on a wire..


The day after that they headed straight for Magic Kingdom because they knew if they waited long enough they would see a parade


but they also managed to find a slightly different kind of juggler


before heading back to their apartment when the rain came on. A photo of me with something representing the season? It was always going to be my raincoat, but I thought I'd be posing for this one outside my own front door. Just goes to show what you can learn when you go on holiday. And oh look, I got photo bombed by a waterfall. No? You're sure? Alright, I'll keep looking....


With huge thanks again this year to Rinda for organising the hunt and adding an extra dimension to so many summers across the globe. 

31 comments:

Linda said...

Great finds Sian! Love the parade:) It's great fun looking for scavenger hunt items on holiday isn't it?

Cheri said...

How fun! You are sure to have the most whimsical lamp post of the group!

S said...

What totally charming pictures of your vacation. Love that the bird shots includes some wooden ones as well.

Louise said...

Great photos. I'm looking forward to starting on our holiday

Maria Ontiveros said...

Just lovely Sian! Loving all the red; it feels so American! The linky's open, so do pop over when you get a chance.
Rinda

Karen said...

Our July holiday has been postponed until October. I was hoping to do as you have done, and tick off a few while I was away. I'm thinking the rest of them are going to be a bit difficult here. Yours are terrific, and I actually love the idea of being photo-bombed by the waterfall!

Becky said...

What great photos! Brought back such happy memories of our time there :) love the lamp post :)

Kerry said...

Fab photos Sian. Love the humour that went with them

~*~Patty S said...

A great place to find fun photos...the lady in the fake street scene is a nice photo bomb.
Looks like you had a super vacation!
oxo from Virginia USA

Melissa said...

Great finds for the hunt! I really like the urban street scen and the Seuss photos, but my favorite is you in the raincoat!

Sylvia said...

Love the juggler!

scrappyjacky said...

I'd normally say a raincoat as well....but rain is proving very elusive in this part of the country this summer....Factor 50 is actually more apt!!

Jennifer Shaw said...

Wow you came to the USA! Happy to hear your holiday was great! Great pictures for the challenge. My brother is visiting from Montreal and it turns out that he can juggle so I got my photo! Good luck with getting more photos captured. I'm getting there too.

Jimjams said...

Brilliant - love that you're using the Scavenger Hunt to let us share your holiday!

Amy said...

Oh yes - totally bombed by the waterfall - excellent lateral thinking!

Have to giggle about the rain and the rain coat .... :)

Barbara Eads said...

I'm enjoying all or your Orlando experiences. It reminds me of some of our favorite trips. We've never made it to Universal Studios---might have to add it to the list. I love that your family works on the scavenger hunt with you too!

Carmen said...

I really enjoyed all the bright colors in your pictures. You've been in my neck of the woods (almost). :-)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a great set of photos, for the Hunt, Sian. A lovely glimpse into your holiday. The colours are so vibrant. Loving the Seuss lamp post.

Jane said...

a perfect place to capture all those photos.

Abi said...

The rain made me chuckle! I'm glad someone else brings the list on holiday! I haven't ticked off any yet because I am waiting till we get to the states where we can do it as a family. In my experience, five sets of eyes are better than one!

Miriam said...

Welcome back Sian. Catching up a bit today and loving the bright colours in all your pictures. Thank you for the list of addresses, I posted them all out before the end of the month and am enjoying some dropping through my letterbox. The picture of you on the stairs is really beautiful x

Rhodesia said...

Great finds, you have done well. Some are quite challenging. Have a good Sunday Diane

Jo Murray said...

That's a super parade. We have hardly any parades here, so it's a very difficult one to find. All great photos...but bombed by a waterfall?....I look forward to another.

Lesley G said...

You have some amazing photos there, I especially love the parrots!

Sandra said...

I have smiled and chuckled through this fun post

Carola Bartz said...

These are some great finds - I like the juggler and the parrots!

Karen said...

Brilliantly written post, as always, with some amazing finds - love the parrots.

Starnitesky said...

Great set of photos from your holiday, I love the one of you being photo bombed by a waterfall!

marshaleith said...

love the urban street scene...even if it is "Hollywood"! and the girl in the corner is your photobomb too!
I am still struggling with birds on a wire...

Gail said...

Great catches Sian. I love that urban street scene and you can always count on Disney for there to be a parade!

Missus Wookie said...

Your photobombing waterfall made me laugh :) Glad you all had fun.

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