Saturday, 29 June 2013

Scavenger Hunt - More pictures!!

We spent the day with the Bluefunnels, See here how they got their name We gave them a Treasure Trail for Christmas, take a look at the website and they said we could all do it together. We kinda hoped they would say this because it looked really good. It was a Spy Mission type trail - it explains in detail on the website - and was a mostly driving trail in a figure of eight around the Forest of Dean. I managed to get two pictures for the Scavenger hunt at the same time!so here for your delection are
Number 13. A Fence
By the time we stopped here my legs were two inches shorter than when we started but I was brave and trudged along behind Mr and Mrs B to collect the clues. This is Parkend, by the way. Nearly at the end of the trail and we were all showing our unfitness. Mr B had a knee replacement in March so  he did amazingly well. Mrs B is staving off the moment when she has to have a knee replacement. Mr M hasn't even seen the GP about his painful knees yet and I am just over weight.

Number 8. A Tower
The tower looks like a lighthouse. It is in Cinderford and commemorates something but my mind has gone a complete blank so I will need to look it up on Google before I do the page for the album.

Wwe both love being "up in the Forest" and we only mean the Forest of Dean when we say that. I could happily live in any of the towns there and probably a lot of the villages too.

We stopped in Coleford to find clues for the trail and had lunch in Kaplan's cafe restaurant. We can highly recommend it. Mr M and Mrs B had the Roast Dinner and Mrs B said the carrots  were cooked to perfection. Mr B had the steak and kidney pudding and chips and declared that he was in heaven. I had plaice and chips which was also perfectly cooked and the fish was really moist and delicious.
All in all a fabulous dday for completing a Treasure Trail and getting two more pictures for the PSH


Maria Ontiveros said...

Your second paragraph made me laugh out loud! The trials and tribulations of aging!

Miriam said...

I know where you are coming from, with me it's the hips! glad you had a nice meal though and a bonus of two more pics for the hunt.

joy said...

We had a lovely holiday in the Forest of Dean acouple of years ago, lovely place xx

Sian said...

My legs are two inches shorter than everyone else's before I even start..

Spotting the photo opportunities definitely adds an extra something to a day out

Chipper Newman said...

Your treasure trail sounded like lots of fun, if a bit tiring. A great way to also look for the hunt photos.

Julie Kirk said...

I love the sound of your secret missions and treasure hunts ... good to hear you're combining outdoor exercise with espionage!

Missus Wookie said...

How fun to look for hunt photos whilst doing a hunt. Sounds like a neat gift - glad the Bluefunnels enjoyed it :)

qwiksave said...

Good idea to give something that you may be able to benefit from too, lol. And benefit you did, two more great photos for the challenge, not to mention a great slap up meal, perfect.

alexa said...

Pitch about the knees and legs, though you write so wittily it is hard not to smile too! Glad it was a good day out and you got another two photos out of it!