Thursday, August 27, 2015


The stakes were high.  Everyone was working towards taking home the 'Winner's' ribbon and cash prize at the end of the scavenger hunt!  

Video's and photographs poured in. 

 Some couples remained silent while we wondered if they had given up, but nobody knew for sure.  

Who would come in first. second.  third. fourth. fifth place. 

 Tension was mounting.

A photo with a pirate.   

A photo reading a book in the library.

 A photo with a cartoon character.  

A photo of names drawn in the sand. 

 Contestants were hard at work!

Time out for a couple of family photo sessions.

My side of the family

Rissi and Summer

Gary's side of the family

And then, a seafood dinner buffet.

A card game topped off the day.  I thought for sure I was off to a good start when my first hand turned out to be black jack, but I came to find out that's not how you play poker.  

*shrugging my shoulders*  

Once I got the hang of it I started collecting chips like crazy.  It was actually pretty fun.   I guess I was winning.   It was  getting late and the only ones left in the game were Jason (Gary's son) and myself so we decided to split the pot and call it a day.  I guess I'm not such a bad poker player after all.

Stay tuned for part four of Life's A Beach...  and find out who will take home the Winning prize in OC Scavenger Hunt 2015!


  1. I want to go on vacation with you next year :) Looked like so much fun! So cute too with the old fashion photos!


  2. Lots of activities! Really a fun time, I think. I can't play cars for craps - is craps cards?

  3. That looked like a lot of fun to me too!!! Good times!

  4. This vacation was an AWESOME experience!
    Who'd of thought that a scavenger hunt could bring Jack and I together leaving us with everlasting memories and see each other in a different way.. Qualities and Characteristics that have been overlooked.. We worked together as a team!! Thank you so very much. Though I missed the boys so very much.. It was definitely something we all needed! MUAH!!
    Like I said before you and Gary are QUITE the pair!! With imagination and creativity .. Anythings possible! & with you two.. You just really never know!! :) I love it .. I wouldn't change one thing!

  5. GREAT pictures:) Isn't it fun to have such a wonderful adventure? Enjoy your day and I will look forward to hearing more about your trip:)


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