Views of the Neighborhood – GOOD “TIME” SCAVENGER HUNT – Part I

Today we are going on a scavenger hunt sponsored by Lakeway Parks and Recreation. It is titled the GOOD “TIME” SCAVENGER HUNT, and here is a description by the city. Happy New Year, Lakeway! It’s a “good time” to celebrate the start of 2023 with Parks & Recreation! As you walk the lower level of Lakeway City Park, you will find 26 clocks along the trail. Each clock has a letter and number that corresponds to the hidden answer key. Solve the secret message and win a prize!

We are being catered by Canje Caribbean of Austin. Our entertainment is Time of My Life from Dirty Dancing.

Menu

Striped Bass

Tamarind, Rum Butter, Green Mango, Papaya 

Acorn Squash

Coconut Choka, Passion Fruit, Black Beans

Curry Wagyu Beef

Rutabaga, Coconut Milk, Chili Oil 

Wild Boar Pepper Pot

Cassareep, Orange Peel, Ginger 

Grilled Pork Guisado

Berkshire Pork Chop, Tomato, Tomato 

Jerk Chicken

½ Heritage Chicken, Ginger Pineapple Glaze

Picture of an old time school bus

Let’s get rolling. We only have time for half of the alphabet when we get there. We will be hunting the clocks in order, starting with the odd numbers (yes, we are making it difficult), and then we will fill out the key at the end of today. After next week we should have the puzzle solved.

Okay, here’s the first one.  Letter H.

The number three. Letter Q.

Five and V.

Seven is J

Nine equals A

Eleven S. The wind blew this one to the ground.

Lucky thirteen is a K.

Fifteen a D and another grounder.

Seventeen a lazy Z.

Nineteen a Y. Y? because we like you. (not too many of your know where that came from)

Twenty-one is an I.

Twenty-three a W.

Twenty-five, the last for today is a G.

So here is our Key filled out.

Any guesses?

Now that you have worked so hard sit back and enjoy the food and the show.

 

 

99 comments

  1. When I have done all the routine stuff this morning, I might came back and finish that puzzle…

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jaye.

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      1. I did manage to finish the puzzle, John… did you?

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      2. I did not. Still have more letters to find. 😁

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  2. Dear John,
    no idea, except ‘Happy New Year’ at the end. Nevertheless it’s fun.
    Keep well
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thank you F4. Have a super Sunday

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  3. I need more coffee! 🙂

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    1. Me too. There was a glitch in WP that eliminated letters in the text. Frustrating.

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  4. My goodness. This is a remarkable task!

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    1. Our Parks and Rec is the best.

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  5. Y? Because I saw the Mickey Mouse Club once in a while!!

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    1. Yay. You are a winner. BTW I fixed the glitch which eliminated letters in the text.

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      1. I knew you would.

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  6. What fun, John! Your neighborhood is a great place to live. But I need coffee to solve that puzzle! Hugs to Lucy.

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. Lucy loves hugs

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  7. “M-i-c … k-e-Y, M-o-u-s-e!
    Mickey Mouse! (Donald Duck!)
    Mickey Mouse! (Donald Duck!)
    Forever let us hold our banner high, (high, high, HIGH!)

    Okay, I’ll stop now, but this ditty will be an earworm all day long, I’m sure. 😁

    I haven’t had enough Earl Grey yet to solve the last bit. Might stop back by and give it another go, though. I love word puzzles. And I REALLY love Lakeway Parks and Recreation. I SO wish we had something fun like that near here. Thanks again for sharing, John, and have a great Sun’s Day! 😊👍😊

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. Ear worm for sure. Have a super Sunday as well.

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  8. Fun puzzle and gets people some exercise. Can only figure out a few words so far.

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    1. After chasing down 26 clocks I could have used a nap. Thanks, Charles.

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  9. I rememer past scavenger hunts here. Good one. I enjoy puzzles, but I’ve got a reason for avoiding this one. I’m away from home. Otherwise I would print this because I still like puzzles on paper.

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    1. I can understand that, Frank. Answer next week. 😊

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  10. I managed to figure out some of the words, but there is one L O N G word that needs a few more letters! (Some of us do know where that phrase comes from. Old Mickey’s copyright expires in 2023 – did you see that?)

    Lovely scavenger hunt. Thanks for bringing us along.

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    1. I did not see the Micky copyright information. I wonder what the Disney lawyers will come up with?

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      1. Good question!

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      2. I’m sure they have a mandate to do something.

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  11. Another fun event.

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    1. Thanks, Craig.

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  12. Fun scavenger hunt! I need more letters though.

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    1. Yes. Next week. To add to the suspense there was one letter missing. It either blew off or someone took it.

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      1. Oh! Well, I’m sure you’ll get it and so will others who follow you. I’m looking forward to finishing the virtual hunt!

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  13. What fun! I’ll have to give it a try after I get back home. BTW, I love “Time of My Life.” Perfect for today’s overcast, cold, rainy day. 😊

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    1. I’m glad you lied the music, Gwen. Thanks for joining the hunt. 😊

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  14. Hi John, another fun scavenger hunt.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  15. Lol! I have absolutely NO idea what the puzzle solution is, but thanks for a chuckle this morning!

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    1. Thanks for coming along, Jan.

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  16. Looks like a great job the Parks & Recreation people are doing.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. They are great. Thanks, Pit. Have a wonderful Sunday as well.

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  17. I’m lousy at word puzzles, so I’ll eat some jerk chicken and enjoy the fun vicariously.

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    1. Good idea, Liz.

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    1. Thank you, Willow.

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  18. Not positive this is right, but here goes:
    It’s here, a new year. Great job at finding all the clocks to solve this clue. What are your goals in 2023? This is the perfect time to celebrate & walk forward to the future. Happy New Year!

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    1. I think you are close. We will have to see next week. Thanks. Tim

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      1. Did the best I could, John. 🙂 It’s nice that they put this on. It got some of those burnt synapses in my brain firing. 🙂

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      2. Good to get them moving for sure.

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  19. What a curious puzzle, dear John! Thank you! I suppose that 22 is T. It looks reasonable to me. I wonder what the full message is. The meal is delicious! 🙂 🙂 :-)🍤🍤🍤🍻

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    1. Thank you, Maria. We’ll see 22 next week.😁

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  20. I’ll certainly be back next week to learn the answer, John. Sounds like a fun day — you can’t help but appreciate the “lazy” letters … especially on a Sunday!

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    1. So true. Thanks, Debby.

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  21. I love how your area does scavenger hunts like this. I have no clue as to the answer, but the journey has been fun!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Glad you could come along.

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  22. Thank you for taking me on this trip. You live in a fun neighborhood.

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    1. Thank you, Molly Shea.Glad to have you along. We do have fun.

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  23. Oh my, John. I don’t think I can even guess, so I’ll be back next week to see! That looks fun 🙂

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    1. I look for you next week, Barbara. 😁

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Fun scavenger hunt and word puzzle, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  25. What a fun idea! I enjoyed filling it in.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. 😊

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  26. I’m a day late, but I got the answer, and I hope there’s some grilled pork left over.

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    1. I saved you a plate. 😁

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  27. My brain isn’t up to the task this early in the morning, lol.

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    1. I don’t recommend it. Next week will have all the answers.

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  28. I’m usually pretty good at this, but no. I’m stumped. Looking forward to Sunday. Thanks for one of the best songs.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Jennie. Thanks for letting me know.

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  29. My guess is I’ll have the grilled pork guisado . . .

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    1. Gee you think? Want a VooDoo Imperial with that?

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      1. Por favor, and gracias.

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  30. Thanks for the food and tour John. The scavenger hunt was good fun! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for coming along, Debby.

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  31. I’ll just have a bit of the Acorn Squash, please … not up for anything spicy these days! The journey was great fun … I haven’t solved the puzzle yet, but I will! And the music was great … one of my favourites! Thanks, John!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I loved that movie and the music too. (See we agree on another thing)

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      1. Wow … two things in one day! (All joking aside, John, I respect you and know you’re a good man, so our political differences don’t bother me one bit.)

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      2. Good to know. Are you sure we are different politically?

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      3. Hmmmm … so it has seemed so in the past. ‘Twould be fun to sit down, face-to-face, and discuss the state of the nation, the world. Perhaps we would find more common ground than expected. PLUS … I’d get to pat the pups in person!

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      4. Would be interesting for sure.

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      5. I’m sure it would … heck, we might learn something from each other!

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      6. I think we would.

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  32. I just started my coffee, John, so no idea, but this was fun! And Dirty Dancing came out when my husband and I were married, so that song is our song. 🥰

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    1. What a great song too. Thanks for sharing, Lauren.

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  33. I love this scavenger hunt, John. It’s great your neighborhood puts this on. I now have a craving for jerk chicken, so I’m off to see Mrs. Chess and see if we can get that on our menu.

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    1. You can always ask, Bruce.

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  34. […] we are back to finish the scavenger hunt. If you missed part I, you can go HERE and check it out. We will be doing the even numbers today. We are catered by Nixta of Austin. Our […]

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  35. This is awesome, John! The food, the vid, the pictures. Your second half brought me over here today and it’s been fun!

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    1. Glad you liked it, Linda. 😊

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