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

Well, 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 entertainment is Chicago.

Picture of an old time school bus

So jump on, and let’s go.

So, right away, we have a problem. This should be number two, but it looks like someone took it. So, after we complete the puzzle, we will have to figure out which letter goes with the number 2.

Ah. At least we have number 4.

Number six, taking a nap.

Number 8 overlooks the drought-ravished Lake Travis.

A certain number, 10.

Number 12 in the mountain laurel.

High flying number 14.

Number 16 on the ground.

Looks like a ground pandemic. Number 18 is there as well.

Number 20 in the trees.

Number 22 has been benched.

Number 24 on a spindly oak.

Numer 26 marks the end of the hunt.

The missing letter was U. The puzzle is solved. I hope you had a good time. Now relax, have some food and listen to the music.

74 comments

  1. Well done with the clues and figuring out #2. I’m a long-time Chicago fan. Saw them in concert once. Brilliant!

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    1. I have liked them forever too.

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  2. I admire the creativity of those who establish your scavenger hunt! Cheers to Chicago.

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    1. Our Parks and Rec team does a good job.

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  3. Wind really added to the challenge.

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    1. We had gusts up to 25 MPH. Hard to keep the ties in place.

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  4. It’s a good thing it wasn’t raining! I like the end result. Thanks for sharing, John! I’ve always loved Chicago!

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    1. I’ve always loved Chicago too. It seems like they have been around forever.

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  5. I solved the puzzle last week, but it’s good to know I got it right. The lake is looking sad. I’m sorry to see that. You picked a great song for this. I think I’ll sit and listen while I munch on a breakfast taco. I hope you have a great week, John.

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    1. The Produce lined up the song so I can’t take credit. I knew you would get the puzzle right. I hope you have a great week as well. 😁

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  6. Scavenger hunts are fun! It makes me sad to see Lake Travis so low. I hear some rain may be in your forecast. Fingers crossed.

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    1. I heard that there is a ten year cycle on the lake. We are into the third year of low. *sigh* Thanks, Joan.

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  7. The Case of the Missing Number. Solved by that super sleuth and wordsmith extraordinaire, John “Boss” Howell. And if I had me one of those tacos to chew on right about now, I mighta figured it out.

    Thank you for some Chicago on a Sunday morning.

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    1. I love Chicago too, Pilgrim. In retrospect I guess to wasn’t too hard to figure out. 😁

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      1. Chicago on a Sunday morning, that’s some good stuff right there.

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  8. As I’ve said in the past, I love a neighborhood that works at keeping you all together, occupied and happy!

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    1. We do too, GP. The Parks and Rec department does a great job.

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      1. That they do.

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  9. I remember that Chicago song. We practiced it ad infinitum when I was in high school band.

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    1. What instrument did you play.

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      1. I played clarinet.

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      2. Interesting. Our trombone player was of the class clown persuasion.

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      3. I had that rep as well. Got tossed out of music class doing a stand up routine with my trombone before the teacher arrived. He came in just when I was doing fart imitations with the base notes. It was only a week and worth it.

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      4. Yes, I could see you doing that!!

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  10. I’ve long loved the Chicago sound — thanks, John! Congrats on solving the puzzle, too, but gee, y’all really do need some rain.

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    1. We do, Debbie. It is very dry here.

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  11. More fun and duck tacos! Wow! I love the Chicago sound, so thanks for providing it!

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    1. I love the sound too, Noelle. 😁

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  12. Well that was FUN and the breakfast taco was delicious, even though I couldn’t finish the whole thing. Thanks for the Sunday morning fun, John!

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    1. Glad you could come along, Jill. 😁

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  13. What a fun scavenger hunt! The message is crystal clear now. 🙂 Love the Chicago song! Happy Sunday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I’m glad you liked it.

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  14. Oops! I had “walk forward to the future”, instead of “look”. A bad sector in my brain, I guess. 🙂

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    1. You been walking in enough valleys. Not surprised.

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  15. You are one clever person John! ❣️

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I love the complement. ❤️

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      1. You’re so welcome John. It’s sooo true1 💞

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  16. Ah Chicago! If You Leave Me Now was the track for the first slow dance I had with Linda… 1976; what a time! Sorry John, got carried away. Nice post…

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    1. I know how it is.

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  17. Wonderful quest, dear John! Thank you!🍺🍺🍺🦐🦐🦐

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    1. Glad you liked it, Maria. 🤗

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  18. Glad no other numbers were missing and you were able to figure it out. Another fun scavenger hunt!

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    1. Yes it was, Teri. 😊

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  19. Anonymous · · Reply

    I love the clues in the trees 🙂
    A fun scavenger hunt, John (even with the missing letter). I’m glad I was able to see the conclusion!

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    1. Good to know you enjoyed it.

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  20. I love the clues in the trees. 🙂

    This was a fun scavenger hunt, John (even with the missing letter). I’m glad I was able to see the conclusion.

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    1. Me too, Mae. It was fun

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  21. What a fun challenge. Your community inspires connection. What a gift! 😊

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    1. Thanks, Gwen. We do have fun here.

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  22. Your community does some fun things.

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    1. Thanks, Craig. They do.

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  23. Great fun, and great message!

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  24. Hi John, that is a great message. I thought there had been flooding but that must only be in California then.

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    1. Just California unfortunately. We could use a nice flood.

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Thanks for the fun scavenger hunt and the outcome!

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Denise.

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  26. Ah, ha! puzzle solved. This was tricky, but fun. Thanks, John. Who doesn’t love Chicago?

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    1. Yup solved. I don’t know who doesn’t. I sure do and so do you.

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      1. Back in college, I went to an Iron Butterfly concert. Those were the days when they played in the college gym. The back-up band was Chicago Transit Authority, a new band. A girlfriend at that time dated a DJ from NYC, and he gave her the CTA album before it was released, which we nearly wore out listening to it to death. When I got to the concert, I was singing along all the songs with the band, which no one else knew. The band stopped partway through and said, “Someone out there has really good taste.” Cool story! And yes, I still have the album.

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      2. I remember them as CTA. I just so happened to be living in Chicago at the time they came on the scene.

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      3. Lucky you!

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  27. That was fun John. Great song! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Debby.

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  28. I love how your community comes up with so many fun activities!

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    1. I do too, Jacquie. Thanks. 😁

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