Charley's girls explore.... Practice session

Welcome to our Scavenger Hunt! It will take you on a tour of Dave's Garden. This is our practice session. It will get you familiar with the process and help us to work out the kinks. We'll post the rules and the contestants, the prizes and the refreshments on the official start up thread. Here we just have fun.

The following posts will explain the process. The first one will be the instructions to take you to your first forum. The forums can be found by clicking on Communities at the top of the page. You have to figure out the clues to get to the right one.

The second one will be exactly like the first except we give you the clues and explain the process more thoroughly.

By the time we work our way through a couple of them we'll be old hands and ready to go. You will end up back here if you follow the trail. You need to bring back with you the list of items you collected so be sure to write them down. If you get lost dmail Mekos or me and we'll help you get untangled.

Have fun!

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Off to the Jungle to find your first clue. The sun will be dappled and the floor will be moist and covered with vines. From way up above heavenly fragrance will come wafting down. Look up and ask, What are those plants? Hint: The first syllable of this forum rhymes with MORE.

Go now if you can figure it out!

Off to the jungle to find your first clue. The sun will be dappled and the floor will be moist and covered with vines. From way up above heavenly fragrance will come wafting down. Look up and ask: What are those plants? Hint: The first syllable of the word rhymes with MORE.

The first thing to do is to click on Communities at the top of your page. That will take you to the FORUMS.

You're looking for a forum that has tropical plants. JUNGLE was your first clue. Your second clue was LOOK UP so you know it grows in trees. Your third clue was it has a HEAVENLY FRAGRANCE. Your fourth clue was the first syllable rhymes with MORE. Not gingers, not tropical plants, not bananas, not Aroids. But

What? ORchids

Click on the Orchids forum. Now you'll see the Orchid THREADS. Here you'll see our THREAD it will say Charley's girls visit to explore! Click on that thread.

Copperas Cove, TX(Zone 8b)

Yeah, I did it. Wow you are good at this, lol.

Washington, IN(Zone 6a)

What if you didn't have to go tot the forum to find the answer ? Would it still count? I knew what that was without having to go to the fourm.

Montrose, AR(Zone 8a)

haha my feeble brain may not think in this fashion...

This message was edited Dec 16, 2009 8:39 AM

Morning Girls!

Flower to don't have to go to the forum to know the answer but you have to go to pick up your item. Once you get to the forum you will have a series of clues to help you find the item and get you to the next forum. Follow the yellow brick road. :)

It's like a treasure hunt. At each stop you'll have a series of clues that will help you locate the treasure and move to the next spot.

Just need another cup of coffee Huney! Once you get the hang of it it will flow smooth.

Congrats F4F! Thanks for the compliment. It maybe too hard and that's why we are test running this program. What in the world are you doing up so late/early? You're supposed to be resting!!! LOL

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

I got lost at the floor cleaning thread... Where were we supposed to be after that - lol?

LOL did you find the thread that says "My son's room has faux wood planks grooved from plywood" 10 words. The person who started this thread is named soulgardenlove. She's the son's mother. The middle word is GARDEN. Add that to a word that rhymes with WALK and that gives you GARDEN TALK as your next forum. That's us.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

ha ha ha - ok now I'm not so lost... You know, I think I was looking for 10 letters instead of 10 words... I'll go back through and see if it makes sense to me now...

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

OK - that makes sense... So the first item we have would be a basket, right?

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

And it will bring you right back here. But it does have some interesting things in it. I never been there before.
Where's the next place??

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

lol - there are soooooooo many forums here on Dave's I haven't even begun to explore. One of my favorites is Trash to Treasure. . . Cool ideas there . . .

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

I guess as Seray lists it, I will add it.
Floors and coverings were interesting.
Did you know you could clean your floor with shaving cream??

LOL Basket Is your first item. Shaving cream the second. I almost remember the Barbersol commercial. :)

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

How am I to realize when I have something. I had it and didn't know it. Is that what we are doing?? looking for usual items?
I told you I never did it before. That is amazing. Seems like I'm amazed a everything today. Isn't that great?

The first part of the process, once you get to the forum, is to find the hidden item. The first few clues will be for that. The next set of clues will lead you to the next forum to find the next item. You'll have to have the items that you are scavenging to turn in for the prize.

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

So, the shaving cream was the answer?

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

We should have found a basket and shaving cream RRM...

I'm sorry I keep answering your question RRM then the phone rings for work and I forget to post. LOL

So you say Plan B is looking better? LOL

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

Might be. Maybe What one girl finds, we can help the other girls. I'm likeing it better.
That's right loca, Found it and didn't even KNOW it. That's bad///

(Zone 1)

LOL, Well ... it took me awhile and I got here to the Garden Talk Forum but I'm still confused! Did I mention that I am old ... and that I have a very short attention span? I keep getting sidetracked but maybe I will take some time later to try and figure this out. Knowing me I will get it around New Years! ^_^

So ... I found the November thread with ten words as the topic and found the fourth post down and got the word Garden and Talk which got me here ... but, what now? There were items I was supposed to find at each of those stops?

Sounds like fun, but I will try to figure it out later.

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

Did you find the basket and the shaving foam??LIN

Batesville, AR

Followed the walk threw and found basket and shaving cream, now were?
Are we to post found objects here, or keep it secret?

Hi Kim

We lost so many in the jungle that we may have to go to Plan B. You are correct and that was only a practice run. The real deal takes place Friday! We're working on it. You did GOOD!

Since almost everyone has tried it with various degrees of success we are working on something that might be a little less trying. LOL Plan B. Mekos has a good idea and we're seeing if we can implement it.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

I'm up for whatever you all decide;o)

You can count on it being wacky seeing as Mekos and I are doing it. LOL

Copperas Cove, TX(Zone 8b)

Maybe I was more asleep than I thought. I found my way back here but didn't realize what I was supposed to pick up. Since my surgery I have my days and nights mixed up and haven't been able to sleep at night. Still been getting up after a few hours so maybe I can tonight. I am TIRED. lol.

Washington, IN(Zone 6a)

Ok what am I missing? Talking about shaving cream and floors? Is this to be a 2nd clue to something else?

Oh Never mind. I can't do this so am sitting out. Had thought if I could get through the practice session I would be ok but there is to much of it I don't understand so sitting and watching the rest of you all LOL

This message was edited Dec 17, 2009 10:12 AM

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

Maybe they're working on Plan B - lol?

Good morning! We are working on plan B. :) Hopefully it will be just as wacky and fun! We'll post it everywhere when we're ready!

Have a great day!

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

I'm going to wait and see what they come up[ with. I bet is is going to be doable. I was just getting into the last one.
They are going to make me play games in my old age, or try.....

Washington, IN(Zone 6a)

Well in my old age RRM it is the mind that keeps me from playing. I just don't get the concepts of things like I use too LOL. It's that durn old all timers !

Fair Play, SC(Zone 7b)

OK listen up everyone. This is going to be fun if I have to come to each one of you guys and tickle you. Now HAVE FUN OR ELSE!

Washington, IN(Zone 6a)

Bed time for me so, Nite all

Fair Play, SC(Zone 7b)


Enid, OK

Ok, well, I got a basket and made it back here but got lost on the shaving cream somewhere. Makes me think of the shaving cream fights we had at church camp- and water balloons! Man, we had alot of fun when we were kids!

Sorry I am too dumb to play your game! Maybe I sould have had mojitos first. LOL

LOL Well we went to Plan B. It's easier and prettier and everyone can do it. Plan B begins tomorrow at 8pm. I'll post the link here and everywhere so you can find it. Don't miss it! The mojitos are marvelous and the piggies in a blanket are to die for. LOL We'll tell you how, why, etc, on the thread for the hunt. It's under construction now so you won't see it. We'll find ya if you get lost.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

♪ ♫ ♪ Happy Birthday mekos!!! ♪ ♫ ♪

May your day be filled with fun and blessings!!

Copperas Cove, TX(Zone 8b)

The last one was kind of hard but I was proud of myself just for finding my way to the next forum and back, lol. Forgot all about picking anything up, lol. Looks like I might be here tomorrow night so will be watching for plan B.

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