Vacation Scavenger Hunt Photos

The Mercury News announced the winners of their Scavenger Hunt photo contest and we were not winners. We lost on some bad luck and a tighter than expected judging criteria. However, Riley’s photo with Church Bells did make it into the list of honorable mentions in their bonus slideshow (photo #14).

Here are our entries…

1. Covered bridge

Calgary AB

covered-bridge

2. Church with visible bell

Edmonton AB

church-bells

3. Sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny

Jackpot NV

funny-jackpot-forest

4. Black bear (not from the wild)

Fernley NV

black-bear-diner

5. Lemonade stand

Yellowstone National Park (on July 4th!)

lemonade2

6. Water tower with writing on it

Drumheller AB

water-tower-drumheller

7. Festival celebrating food, vegetable or fruit

Potato Expo Blackfoot ID

festival

8. House that doesn’t have four sides

Bozeman MT

house-teepee

9. Mime

Fail!

10. Someone feeding pigeons

Great Falls MT (where they have very big pigeons)

feeding-geese

11. Ice cream truck

Drumheller Royal Terrell Museum

ice-cream-truck

12. Motel named for two people (i.e. Norma Dan Motel, Tenn.)

Fail!

13. Obscure historical marker

Emigrant Gulch, highway 89 Montana. It doesn’t get more obscure than this.

obscure-marker

14. Parked car with more than 10 bumper stickers? (Must be parked!)

Yellowstone National Park (believe it or not this family has six kids)

bumper-stickers

15. Building painted purple

Car Wash in Great Falls

Calgary store

purple-carwash

purple-building

16. Blank billboard

I80 Nevada

blank-billboard2

17. Closed store with “We’ve moved” sign

Calgary McLoud Trail

moving

18. Ferris wheel

Galaxyland Amusement Park in the West Edmonton Mall

ferris-wheel

19. Rainbow

General Paint store Calgary

West Edmonton Mall

Great Falls umbrella

rainbow-sign

rainbow

rainbow-umbrella

20. Something unusual not on the list

West Yellowstone MT, diner/bus

unusual-place

Traveling overseas? (You can sub out these for any three above; substitutions must be from a location outside of the United States or U.S. territories.)

1. Sign that includes foreign words and name of U.S. state

Chinese Cultural Center in Calgary (mentions Hawaii)

sign-foreign-language

2. Windmill

Alberta, Highway 2

windmill

3. Outdoor market selling food indigenous to that area

Calgary donuts

native-food

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