To wrap up this intense hunting week that saw a total of 8 flowers and 1 big prize sent out over fours days, I’m glad to share with you two of our Happy Hunters testimonies and their pictures. As always they bring their fair share of new information!
Since Mouth Taped Shut turned into a scavenger hunt, I looked on with passing interest. I would check here and there. It was fun to see where flowers turned up. Occasionally I would try to solve a clue, but I never tried too seriously. That all changed with the Berlin flower. For some reason, I really wanted to solve that clue. I thought “it would be great if this one was Milwaukee!”
Even though it wasn’t, it had me hooked.
My good friend @pockster has been following this game since the beginning (and because of her, so have I and some of our other friends). She even sent one of our London mates to get the diary and hopefully one day we’ll get him to upload a picture.
When the flower showed up in Orlando, I got pretty excited since it wasn’t too far from here, but still too far for me to even try. I figured that would be it for Florida, but since some cities have had more than one treasure, I still made a deal with @pockster that she’d DM me if one showed up in Tampa.
Yesterday at 3:55 I got the tweet “30112” but had to go to a meeting at work, so I couldn’t even look at MTS to see if anyone had figured out what it was. At 4:05 I got the message from her: “Tampa.” At first I couldn’t believe it and then I started freaking out looking at my phone saying “It’s in Tampa!!” My boss had no idea what I was talking about, but asked if I wanted to go, so of course I said yes and ran out the door. Everyone in that meeting thought I was crazy, but that’s nothing new.
I didn’t even get a chance to look at the page with the picture, but @pockster sent me a message with the address and a description of the statue, which I knew well (Ybor is a very small area in Tampa), so I knew exactly where I was going. I put the GTI to good use and got to Ybor in 20 minutes, parked the car (legally), ran down the street and at first didn’t see anything taped to the statue. I thought for sure someone else already got it, but then I looked down and the little envelope was stuck between the statue’s leg and the wall. WHOAAAA YAY!
The flower was in the bar across the street. Guy wasn’t there to take my picture, but a nice lady was there instead. She was happy for me and I was just shocked that I actually got it. Of course I’ve wanted one since the game started, but never thought they’d actually send one to Tampa. I opened it and found an ugly pressed flower, but @pockster told me it’s poisonous, so I thought that was pretty cool. Nice lady took my picture and I got back to work just in time to go home. Seems much easier than a lot of other hunters’ experiences.
So @pockster deserves all the credit, I was just another one of her robots. And since she lives far away from me, I’m keeping it.
I can’t wait to see this movie, it’s going to be amazing. Thanks to everyone playing and all who have cracked the codes. Special thanks to @pockster, of course.
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