Mercury News Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Once again we participated in the Mercury News’ road trip scavenger hunt. The idea is to collect all the items and have a photo of a member of your party in the photo with the items of note. We did this back in 2010 but were not successful in finding all the items. This year we got all 20 items, plus the two bonus items (pending judging from the Mercury News judges of course).  Julie and I took most of them on our road-trip up to Seattle before taking the Disney Cruise to Alaska. The only item we didn’t find was the funny mailbox so it was very easy to find one of those at Disneyland last week.

1. Tree with a trunk at least as twice as wide as you (or a member of your traveling party)
Victoria BC, in front of Parliament

11

2. Fully loaded roof rack
near Kelso WA

21

3. Church steeple
Ketchikan, AK

31

4. Town motto printed on a sign or archway
Ketchikan, AK

41

5. Clown
Medford, OR

51

6. Funny or elaborate mailbox
Anaheim CA

61

7. Election sign
Skagway, AK

71

8. Abandoned building
Skagway, AK

81

9. Someone (not in your travel group) consulting a paper map
Skagway, AK

9

10. Train or cable car not on tracks
Skagway, AK

10

11. Statue made of wood
Redding, CA

111

12. Hat or headgear worn in the region you’re visiting
Skagway, AK

12

13. A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny
Weed, CA (this sign is both intentionally AND unintentionally funny)

13

14. Lion, real or not
Disney Cruise Line - Alaska Inside Passage

14

15. Member(s) of traveling party in the water
Disney Cruise Line - Alaska Inside Passage

15

16. Musical instrument
Victoria, BC Street Piano

16

17. Restaurant sign advertising the “best” whatever
Ketchikan, AK - Best Pizza in Town (at Mexican Restaurant)

17

18. Motel/hotel ice machine
Seattle, WA

18

19. Roadside stand
Woodland WA

19

20. Something unusual that is not on the list
Seattle, CA - Gum wall

20

21. Foreign Bonus: A building mural that is not graffiti
Victoria BC, Chinatown

211

22. Foreign Bonus: McDonald’s, Starbucks, or other U.S.-based franchise with a sign or part of menu in a foreign language
Victoria BC, Starbucks (a sign and a menu)

22

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