Lots of questions about our Scavenger Hunt list from the Unplanned Plan (Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five and Day Six photos are here.) so I'll give a go at answering those, but let me know in the comments section if you have any other questions and I'll add any additional answers in red to the bottom of this post...
The Scavenger Hunt was an idea Josh and I decided on a few days before the tip, but Josh volunteered to make the list since he knew I already had a lot of packing and prep work to do before we left.
We didn't know exactly where we were going on the trip though (other than that we'd be spending the first night in Mitchell, Oregon and that we'd be heading further East from there) so that meant we just had to be a little generic with the list.
Josh did include "Meet a person named Skeeter" on the list and "What is the population of Mitchell, Oregon" since he knew we'd be spending our first night in Mitchell at the Oregon Hotel (and Skeeter, the owner, was the one who helped Josh make our reservation.)
Aside from that though, Josh just added a bunch of fun, random and/or helpful things to the list.
And Josh took on the responsibility of being the 'judge' because what we hadn't expected was that the kids would have 14 bazillion questions about every single item on the list and that arguments would ensue in regards to the list as well. (At one point during the trip, we explained to the kids that they were taking something that was meant to be 'fun' and turning it into something really 'NOT fun' with their incessant questions and bickering over the list. And eventually, we resorted to threats to take away quarters if the questions/arguments didn't come to a screaching halt.)
But there were things on the list like "Point out a deer in the wild.", "Dance in public.", "Spot a double-rainbow.", "Hold the door for an elderly woman." "List the history of one of the small towns we visited."
"Win a foot race.", "Pick up someone else's trash.", "Name the fourth song that played on the radio once we started our trip.", "Buy something for a random stranger.", "Guess how many miles we traveled round trip.", "List all the names of towns you remember driving through on our trip.", "Fully submerge your body in a stream.", "Find a gold rock.", "Show a random act of kindness.", "Sing at the top of your lungs.", "Win a foot race.", "Strike up a conversation with a stranger and find out what sport they liked to play as a kid."
The adult winner won a "30-minute message." (That was a typo - was supposed to be a 30-minute massage.)
And the kid winner won a full week without any chores. (Josh and I would do their chores for them.)
And then within 30-minutes of getting home, we all sat down and tallied up our points, making everyone swear in advance that there would be no pouting/whining/arguing if they didn't win (and much to my surprise, there was no pouting, whining or arguing.)
The kid winner: Courtney Lee (with a narrow, 1-point lead over Cole.)
The adult winner: Me (I'm ignoring the typo though and am waiting for my "30-minute message' from my husband who doesn't like to talk about anything emotionally deeper than his love of the OSU Beavers.)