Today I am linking up with Rinda and sharing my finds from her scavenger hunt.
Rinda, firstly I want to say that your hunt provided my family with such a huge amount of fun that my Mum is thinking of starting one with the class she teaches at school!
I decided that to be motivated enough to do the hunt I had to give myself a time constraint! Therefore I got my family together as we flew out to America and read them the list stating that I wanted to get most of them done on holiday. They were initially sceptical but soon rose to the challenge.
The best thing about the hunt was that each picture recorded a little bit of our holiday. They made me focus in on different things. Each and every one of these pictures comes with a story....
By an amazing stroke of good fortune the house that we rented out was on one side of a large river. Each day to get to our destination we had to cross said river on the ferry. With a large stretch of water comes piers and these ones look like they have come straight out of a desert island!
This one makes me laugh! My mum during our stay was lamenting the fact that no one around us in Virginia seemed to hang out their washing ( a sweeping generalisation but we'll go with it!) despite the fact that it was nearing one hundred degrees. Try as we might we couldn't find a washing line to photograph. Then one day we were traveling along and stopped at an intersection. "THERE!" my mum shouts. "What?!" we all asks, highly worried. "A washing line!" she cries. And there, lo and behold in the back garden looking out onto the road was a clothesline. My mum whipped out her camera and had taken the shot before the lights had gone green!
A roadside stand selling something
This man was having a bake sale outside his house and I captured this photo just as we were whizzing past.
My brothers love theme parks and roller coasters so we decided to visit Busch Gardens. My mother hates the rides to the point that it took quite a bit of coaxing to get her on the cable car! She did however enjoy that train ride around the park!
A Historical landmark
This is the Governors Palace in Colonial Williamsburg. An important building for the Americans because it signifies the British control in the colonies before the revolution
A person playing a musical instrument
One the first day of our America stay we headed out the Peanut festival. It was a real southern event and we had a great time wandering around all the stores. Not only were there plenty of local goods for sale there was also a band! Musician tick!
This one caused us serious problems! A statue or someone dressed up?? It was so hard. To the point where my dad was pointing out Angel tattoos on people suggesting I took a photograph of them! Thankfully I didn't follow that line and my Dad came up trumps by spotting this pretty angel outside a shop!
Compared to the angel this was easy! This rather wonderful fountain was outside the jamestown settlement. It depicts a ship, very like what the first settlers would have travelled on,
Ok, this is your time to laugh! So a long while ago I wrote down the hunt list in my journal. I was short on time so it was a bit of a scribble. When I came to look at the list again in America I read 'horse' for 'hose'! So I went out and took a picture of a hose at the baseball game! Ha ha ha! Whoops! Hey ho!
Thankfully I also took a picture of this beautiful horse and carriage!
Again another tricky one. We eventually found this at a civil war historic site. My dad was surprised how keen I was to visit the trail and then realised that it was on "the list"!
We didn't see a single library all the time we were staying in America. That was until the last day when we were driving to the airport. My dad was happily chugging along when he shouts "A Library!" Not only does the kind man slow down, he screeches to a halt, turns around, stops the car and lets my brother run out with the camera to take a picture of the sign!
A person playing with a ball
At our villa we had a pool and this young man is a fish! He can stay in there all afternoon. He is also a sport lover so it was natural that the ball and the pool came together!
Another picture from the colonial part of Williamsburg. You will have to believe me that these girls were demonstrating a dance!
We drove past plenty of churches during our stay, some the size of barns, but I chose to photograph this one because we attended the service on our first sunday of holiday and received such warm welcome.
A movie poster
We were sitting in a ice cream shop when we found this.
An outdoor stairway
The house we stayed in had quite a few of these.
I dont' know if this is legit but it is a swing which is used like a hammock??? It was the best that I could come up with and was a really beautiful place to sit on our porch.
Me and my nation
It could only really be my passport!
Again, thank you Rinda for such a fun thing to do on our holiday!