Views of the Neighborhood – Shark Week Scavenger Hunt – Part Two

Welcome back to Part Two of the Shark Week Scavenger hunt. If you missed last week you can go HERE and take a look. Today we are being catered by Biderman’s Deli. I asked them to package up their most popular sandwiches. So you can take your choice.  Today’s entertainment is Chicago.

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This looks like a sand floor.

Here is the number six fin.

COW SHARKS are considered the most primitive of the species. This is due to their skeletons which resemble those of ancient extinct sharks. They are the only shark to have 7 gills where all other sharks have 5 gills.

Clue: Find the COW SHARK fin at this “ancient” location. (A large old tree, Upper Level, near a fork in the sidewalk)

This looks very much like the description

Sure enough. Number seven. (Upside down)

GREAT WHITE SHARKS are muscular-bodied. Young members of the species dine on small coastal fish. As they grow so does the size of their prey. They position themselves underneath their intended target, then burst up to surprise their prey. (We all remember the swimmer in “Jaws.”)

Clue: Find the GREAT WHITE SHARK fin at this location down “below” (Upper Level, playscape

Here is the upper-level playscape.

Pretty tricky location but we got it. Down below for sure.

BLUE SHARKS have a slender, aerodynamic body that allows them to move elegantly in the water. They prefer to swim slowly, biding their time and stalking their prey.

Clue: Find the BLUE SHARK fin at this location perfect for “taking it slow”. (Lower Level, scenic overlook, heavily wooded sidewalk path).

A “no wake” section of the lake is pretty slow.

On a bench is the fin.

LEMON SHARKS are highly social. They tend to live in groups and work as a team to coordinate attacks. Their yellow coloring provides camouflage as they search for food along the sandy seafloor of their coastal habitats.

Clue: Find the LEMON SHARK fin at this “social” location where kids can play together and talk on a yellow phone.

Kids socialize here for sure.

There’s the yellow phone and our final fin.

I hope you enjoyed the tour and now sit back and enjoy the music and the food.

68 comments

  1. Great walk. Great food, Great song and great fun. This was a good idea. I’m guessing the kids had a wonderful time. I’ll have the Far West Club, please.

    I hope you’re having a nice weekend, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I’m sure they had fun as well. 😁 That club looked delicious

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  2. I learned something new already – I’m set for the day, eh?
    I didn’t have trouble with the menu today – Reuben it is!!

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    1. Good to learn something new early so you can relax the rest of the day. Thanks, GP. I love Reubens. 😁

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  3. Fun time! Thanks for taking us along, John! Wishing you and the family a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Wishing a peaceful Sunday for you as well. 😁

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  4. I really enjoyed the shark scavender hunt. The clues were very clever and, as GP noted, educational. When I played clarinet in the high school band, Chicago songs were a staple in our repertoire.

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    1. I can imagine since the Chicago songs were perfect for Clarinet and Sac. Good for trumpet and trombone too.

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      1. As I recall, there was double and triple-tonguing involved for the brass section.

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      2. That sounds like fun. 😁

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      3. Fun if one were proficient, not so much if one were not.

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  5. Thanks, John, for all that interesting information about sharks. 🙂
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Pit 😊

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  6. Love the shark facts.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Listening to Chicago while munching on my Reuben and watching the children dart to and fro — can’t be much better than that! Happy Sunday, John. ✨✨✨

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Happy Sunday to you. 😁

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  8. Can’t go wrong listening to Chicago. One of my favorite songs by them. And that Far West Club sandwich sounds delicious!

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    1. That sandwich does sound good. Joan. Glad you liked the song too. 😁

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  9. Thanks for the food, fun and shark facts, John! And the entertainment … boy, listening to Chicago takes me to a happy place 🙂

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    1. Listening to Chicago always lifs my moods too.

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  10. A great way to spend the morning. Shark facts, great music by Chicago, and my favorite sandwich, a Reuben. Thanks for the fun!

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    1. I’m gald I could supply all three today,Karen. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it. 😁

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  11. Great walk, great fun! And I learned more about sharks! Dare I? I’ll take that Reuben!

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    1. Of course you dare. 😁

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  12. What a nice diversion for a Sunday. I learned so much about sharks and got to participate in a scavenger hunt. Now to enjoy my Far West club sandwich and Chicago. Thanks, John! 🙂

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    1. I forgot to mention we have a full bar. Just tell the man what you would like.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    More fun, food and good shark information! Thanks, John 🙂

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    1. My pleasure, Denise. 😁

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  14. Somebody (probably more than one somebody!) went to a lot of work to pull this hunt off, didn’t they, John? I’ll bet it was successful, too. People generally like hunting for things, especially when there are prizes to be had.

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    1. The Parks and Recreation Department is very good here. Thanks Debbie.

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  15. Wonderful event. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. Thanks, Craig for letting me know you liked it. 😁

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  16. And what about a beer shark & a sausage shark, so popular amond oldies, that help us to socialize, dear John? Where can they be found? 🍺🌭🌭🌭

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    1. The store I think. 😂

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      1. 😂😂😂 Oh, I see! The best place for these sort of sharks to be, dear John! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      2. Certainly not in the bathtub. 😂

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  17. Delicious sammies and a beauty of a roster when it comes to our shark friends. Love your version of Shark Week, Boss.

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    1. Thank you, Marc

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  18. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I like your Sunday tradition. I’m curious how long this scavenger hunt thing has been going on in your community. Is it seasonal?

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    1. This is the first, Pete.

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  19. I’ll have the Far West Club, thanks.
    And thanks for part two of shark week!

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    1. Here it is. Thanks for coming along.

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      1. Thank you. And I always love your road trips 😉

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  20. A lovely scavenger hunt, John. It is interesting to see the park. I hope the children are able to play there again.

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    1. Yes they are playing now.

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  21. I’d never heard of a lot of these sharks, so this was educational for me. Thanks, John!

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    1. Thanks, Teri. Glad you liked it. 😁

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  22. What a fun walk! I have never heard of a cow shark or a lemon shark, so I also learned something. Great food and even greater music! I loved Chicago! Thanks, John!

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    1. They were super. Thanks, Jan

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  23. That was fun! I’m looking forward to the next scavenger hunt and the bus!

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Deborah. Thanks for the comment.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  24. This was fun, John. I knew there had to be a great white shark in there. Also, your lake is huge!

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    1. Yes, it is quite big. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  25. How fun, John, and that reuben is a definite delicious indulgence!

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    1. I love reubens. May be my favorite.

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      1. One of mine too, but they’re only an occasional splurge. 🙂

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      2. The last one I had was maybe 20 years ago.

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  26. Sharks are great, but I’m still trying to decide what sandwich I want. 🙂

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    1. Take you time. 😊

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