Monday, October 3, 2011

Thanks for a great "Hunt"

We have posted the winners.  We had a great time and we hope you did too.  Until next year.....

You (we) are the Champions, my friends

Team Young (Nancy, Mark and Chris) is the winner.
You guys did awesome and many of your pictures out did the rest.  We also liked your song references to the titles.

Winner of the most original photo

Team Manteca wins the prize for this picture.  This picture made them look like they walked right into the scene.  Especially the little girl on the left.  Nice job

Winner of the Funniest Photo

Team Fresno wins the funniest photo category
with this picture of Chris lounging on the sofa at the motel you wouldn't want to stay at.

Here are a few of our favorite photos with artistic flair.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wagons Ho!

team: Fresno
member: Dana (up close and personal) taken by Chris B.
location: Grant Grove Lodge Restaurant - Sequoia National Park

we spotted this great wagon wheel earlier in the summer on a trip "up the mountain" for the tow company, but hadn't had a chance to get a picture with it.  We had dinner here last Friday night... hoping against hope that we would be seated at the table in front of the wagon wheel.  No luck.  Finally, towards the end of our meal the family sitting there left and we could get a pretty good shot.  My Mom kept wanting me to just walk over there - but we are much to shy for that.  Chris improvised!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lone Tree

Team Unofficial

Spokane, WA

We had just left a quick tour of Arbor Crest Winery and were on our way down to Millwood and spotted the Lone Tree.  Barb and Marcia are great snapshot scavenger hunters.  No wonder they were the winners last year!!!

Barber Pole

Team:  Unofficial
Millwood, WA

We continued on to Millwood after a great time in Greenbluff.  We stopped at the famous Rocket Bakery, had some coffees and cookies.  Barb headed down an alley to turn around and spotted the barber shop.

Western Wagon Wheel

 Team:  Unofficial
Greenbluff, WA

These people life way up on the hill and have an awesome view of all Spokane Valley.  Their barn is a bit over the top.  There were wheels, wheels and more wheels......

Saturday in the Park

Team Fresno
Team Members: Dana & Chris
Location: Sequoia National Park, Ca

While on our trip with team Young to the Sequoia & Kings Canyon Parks, we spotted this sign on the way to Lodgepole. We kept seeing signs for the National Forest and National Monument, but finally found the park sign. Also learned the difference between the three, no hunting in the parks but its ok in the forest, and the monument is there to help protect the Sequoia trees.

Rollin on a River

Team: Fresno
Team Member: Dana
Location: Sequoia National Forest, California

Dana & Chris have driven by this monument many many times while on tows in the Sequoia & Kings Canyon Parks, but had never actually paid attention to it. While on a trip with Team Young up to the park we stopped to check it out. This area had been logged between the late 1800's and early 1900's and the logs were sent down to Sanger via 10 mile Creek (which flows into the Kings River). Once the area was declared a National Forest, logging in the area stopped, and the Sequoias will never be logged commercially again.

Baby let me be, your lovin' teddy bear

team: Young
member: Nancy
location: Michael's Towing - Reedley,CA

We had to stop in to see Chris and pick up the keys to their family cabin up in Wilsonia. Inside Sequoia National Park near Grant Grove.  Look what we spotted sitting on the counter, a cute black bear.  While we were in Sequoia and driving back from going to see some BIG TREES near Lodgepole we actually saw some black bears.  Since they were definitely  in the wild, we did not get out and have our picture taken with them. It was a mama bear and her two cubs, they were so cute and had very big paws!

This is our final entry for the scavenger hunt this summer, we were excited to get all 20 items this time around!

And this is my town...

team: Young
member: Nancy
location: Santa Rosa, CA

Mark and Nancy took a day trip up to Sonoma and Santa Rosa a couple Saturday's ago... as we were driving into Santa Rosa looking for the Luther Burbank house we spotted this and we thought it was pretty funny since our team member is Chris!  Too bad he couldn't be there for the photo!

You'll need to check out this video to get my music lyrics for this post ;-)  Go ahead... listen, you'll like it!

In Penny Lane

there is a barber showing photographs
of every head he's had the pleasure to know.
All the people that come and go

Stop and say hello.

team: Young
member: Chris
location: Floyd's Barber Shop, corner of Bascom and Union in Campbell, CA

We spotted this little barber shop a few months ago, but finally found a day when the area wasn't quite so busy and we were able to pop in for a photo.  Obviously Chris isn't showing off the haircut he got there since he's wearing his hat...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Black Bear

Team:  Unofficial
Location:  Green Bluff, Washington

With a little help from the Spokane team, we found this cute little black bear display at a gift shop.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

 Team: Unofficial
  Team Member:  Dave
  Location:  San Francisco, Back side of Brannan Street. 

This is where we always park for the Giants games.  The temporary fence in blocking the way for Dave to stand next to it.  Notice her "lamp" is above the words "Give Me"  on the top left.  It is a very cool mural, wish the picture would have really shown it.

Spokane Motel Blues

Stopped for a photo-op on our way home to Spokane from Bead lake this weekend. There really wasn't a view of the lake. Perhaps that's why it wasn't successful.

I hope this wasn't anything like the motel that Tom T. Hall was stuck in.....(see link in title)...

Team: Spokane

Member: Barb

Location: Diamond Lake, WA

Just because we can.....

Had a big storm last Wednesday evening. Ha! Another double rainbow right outside our front door....(REAL!)that's gotta qualify for some sort of bonus!

Team: Spokane

Location: Spokane Valley, WA

Monday, September 5, 2011

We are in our last month of the hunt!

Team standings:

Kingsland 5
Manteca. 20
Young. 17
Spokane. 18
Moore MH. 9
Fresno. 17
LA. 7
Unofficial. 5

Let us know if you think differently. We are also thinking we will need a tie breaker. Any ideas can be submitted.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Searchin' for a rainbow

And I'm searchin' for a rainbow
And if the wind only shows me where to go
You'll be waitin' at the end, and I'll know
I'll say "To Hell with that pot of gold"

location: under hiway 17 @ Campbell Avenue

We've been searchin' for a rainbow all summer, traveling up and down the state. Wouldn't you know it was right in our own backyard! Kind of like Dorothy!  We usually travel this road during the day - but at night the new "artwork" comes alive.  The street improvements are almost done, and this piece of art had gotten the most remarks down at the building department.  It probably wouldn't be our first choice, but I guess it brightens up a dark walkway.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sidewalk? Really?

Leisa and I were taking a walk to get her labor started Tuesday afternoon and we had a hard time walking on this temporary "sidewalk". She was successful in starting the labor and had Avery Joy the next morning. We are so excited to have another grand baby! Everyone is doing well and in need of some sleep but that won't happen for a few years.
We are finished with the Super Summer Photo Scavenger hunt with this posting. What fun we had and thanks Dave and Cathy for the list! We look forward to next years fun!
No animals or people were harmed while filming this hunt.
Team Manteca-August 30 2011
Mark, Lanell, Dan, Carrie, Taylor and Cameron

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fancy Rainbow!

Member: Erin
Team: dwtnsj
Location: Pebble Beach, Ca

While I was working in Pebble Beach for the Concours d'Elegance show I found this while I had to walk to the other tent. It is a pretty fancy rainbow ice cream cart!
I saw a lot of other pretty fancy cars. I worked on the 18th green where I managed patio suites for Cadillac, Infinity, and Ford. Unfortunately they did not give me a car. I got to see and smell all of the cars enter the 18th greens and leave. I also saw Edward Herrmann from Gilmore Girls.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

There's a young man in a t-shirt

listenin' to a rockin' rollin' station...

team: Young
member: Chris
location: Watsonville
Chris got this sweet little house just outside of Pinto Lake Park when he went disc golfing today.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Does anyone remember playing in this creek?

 Team: Unofficial
 Member:  Cathy
Location:  Santa Clara, CA

Does anyone remember Calabazas Creek?  I cross this bridge everyday on my lunch break walk.  It is on Prunridge Ave, close to Tantau Ave.  I brought my camera a couple times, but didn't ever see any one to take my picture.  Tuesday I talked a co-worker into taking a walk with me.  Yeah, I got the picture.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Is that Dorothy and Toto somewhere over the rainbow?

Team:  Unofficial
Members:  Cathy and Dusty

Los Gatos Creek Trail.

Dave found these freshly painted steps along the creek on
his bike ride this morning.  The trail is just below
Lexington Dam.  We went back this evening to get
our picture.  We are not in Kansas any more.