Before my trip to Oregon I asked for song recommendations, and on a whim, photo requests - the latter sent me on a makeshift scavenger hunt. I didn’t get everything requested. I did pretty poorly overall, actually. But it definitely was a fun challenge and opened my eyes to the environment around me.
Here are the results.
Davah asked for:
1) A cow that is not black and white.
2) An actual piece of fruit or vegetable still hanging on orchard tree or vine.
3) Local food find.
4) A tear from a unicorn.
5) A funny or unusual bumper sticker.
I saw plenty of brown cows, but I was cruising along at about 75 miles per hour and never really stopped when they were moseying around. - Result NADA .
I was thinking of stopping at my favorite place on my route up the 5, called the Olive Pit, to see if I could get an olive shot, but it was 93 degrees outside and Lula nixed it. Much to my delight there were blackberries growing right outside our rental’s front door. - Result SUCCESS!
A local food find - I am usually all about ordering something off the menu that I know I like and not risking having an unsatisfying meal. I’m picky and a horrible dinner mate but I decided that this was an easy one to accomplish on our trip into the little town of Cannon Beach - Result SUCCESS.
A tear from a unicorn. She was joking about this, I think. But I gave my niece a My Pretty Pony coloring book, and there was TOTALLY a picture of a unicorn in there. I just forgot to take a picture of her coloring it in and drawing in tears. Boo. - Result NADA.
A funny or unusual bumper sticker. I was surprised I didn’t see more bumper stickers. I hardly saw any - I blame the price of gas. People aren’t dragging their old beaters out for a road trip to Northern California anymore. I risked my life (and Lula’s) to get close enough to take a picture of this guy, so it counts. Result - SUCCESS (sort of).
asked for: “cheesiest local-flavor touristy wind chime you can find, please,” and boy were there some cheesy wind chimes. I think the sea gull takes the cake though. Result - SUCCESS.
1. “Welcome To…” sign. Has to be a town. Bonus points if it says “population”
2. Farm/roadside stan
I saw a ton of standard California regulation signs giving the “Now entering ____ Pop. ____” signs, but I really didn’t see anything funny or authentic. Probably because I was driving too fast. - Result NADA.
The farm stands were a plenty. If nothing else it showed me the bounty our country puts forward for easy consumption along our highways. I caught this one on the way out of town. Result SUCCESS.
asked for “a picture of you with one of those garden gnome thingies.”
I found a gnome, it wasn’t in a garden, and I wasn’t in the picture. But I’m counting it! - Result SUCCESS
asked for a shot of “your feet hanging out the car window (passenger side only, of course) as you sail past a “Welcome To… Population…” sign.”
Sadly, I was driving myself, and I didn’t really see any signs as I mentioned before. So… - Result NADA.
Doahleigh asked for:
1. Inside of a closet.
2. Interesting door knocker.
And I got neither! How is that possible? There were plenty of closets in the house I was staying, though zero door knockers. - Result NADA
Finally, as a random bonus shot - I got a picture of some starfishes snacking on a crab. Enjoy!
I think I might try to set up a monthly scavenger hunt - everyone participates and posts their results to their blogs. Fun? Would you do it?