It's John's birthday today (EPPI BURGDAY BEBAAH!!) so I decided to break out my old scavenger-hunt-writing skills. I used to love writing these for friends during college, and it was fun springing a bunch of riddles on sleepy John first thing in the morning:
Here he is solving the coded first clue. (The decoder card is from the awesome CrankBunny on Etsy.)
The clue read, "u can't surf these waves."
After a small hint, John solved the riddle and found his first gift, which had *this* clue:
"To give is better than to receive."
Another gift (no answers yet: let's see how many you guys figure out!), then:
"You'll find this one if you use your head!"
Here's John puzzling that one out:
He quickly found that gift, which had his final clue:
"Is this wrapping job cheating? Well, you could make a case for that."
I thought that one was the hardest, but by then John was a riddle-cracking machine, and found it in just a few minutes.
So, how many clues did you guess? All the answer are locations any house should have.
John and I are off to Diagon Alley for his birthday lunch now, so I'll post the Hunt answers later tonight! Enjoy! [evil grin]
Also, if you want to make John grin today, go share your favorite funny and/or cute picture on the EPBOT FB page for him - he loves that stuff. ;)
PS - I'm writing & posting this from my phone, so please excuse any heinous formatting/spelling issues!
UPDATE: Some prettiness from our lunch at Leaky Cauldron:
So, did you guys get all the clues? If not, here's where each of John's gifts were hidden, with their corresponding hints:
"u can't surf these waves." - in the microwave
"To give is better than to receive." - behind the receiver
"You'll find this one if you use your head!" - under his pillow
"Is this wrapping job cheating? Well, you could make a case for that." - on the bookcase, inside a decorative box