Saturday, June 23, 2007

Watson Adventure

Tonight we had an adventure. Officially, we had an "The Secrets of Old Boston Scavenger Hunt" adventure. Each team had a series of questions that were to be answered by going to various destinations and looking for clues. I wasn't sure what to expect but we ended up being challenged by the questions and needed to haul ass to get the whole hunt finished in the given time. We had a good team and we were pretty dang efficient (although some teammates needed to stop for pizza along the way)!

Teammates (front) Paul, Trinity, Becky, Coleman (back) Peter, Rosie
Our team was the winning team with all correct answers save one that tricked us. Also, we didn't get the bonus point for the most creative team name. That honor went to "Elementary, Dear Watson".

We played against some formidable competition. The hunt was open to the public but it worked out that the whole group of us had been invited by Becky and Brian.

If you live in one of the cities where they have Watson Adventures, I would recommend trying it out. It was an interesting way to have a miniature The Amazing Race experience.

Being out in a touristy area of town reminded me of one of the things that I really like about Boston. Boston is crazy about its street performers. I specifically love the drummers, but I also have a soft spot for the breakdancers. The drummers use random things including buckets, BBQ grill parts and pans as their drums. The amazing thing is that these guys are really good! Sometimes the drummers are adults but I have also seen kids creating some impressive beats with what is essentially a bunch of junk. Here is a blurry shot of a drummer that we passed on our way from the bar to the subway. They add a great energy to the city, so give 'em a buck if you can spare it.

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