There was not Volksmarching event this weekend so instead of doing a Year Round Event we headed down to Huntsville to look for treasure. Above is a picture of the lilies in the Lake Raven. Below is a wildflower we saw while hiking in the State park. Sorry, I can’t identify it for you.
But our first stop was at a rest stop just north of Huntsville. There are two boxes listed for the south bound side of I-45. Turns out it was very nice with information about the area.
FANTASTIC IN PLASTIC 2 says to go out and enjoy the view of the pond which we did. Both boxes send you out to a bench. With Fantastic in Plastic you continue on. We did, but we didn’t find the box.
LBTX – We returned to the bench and followed the clues. We had more success with this one! I did get my fingers pretty messy stamping it in though.
Back in the car we continued south of Huntsville to the State Park where TALE was recently held. There we had many boxes to choose from. I will not list them in the order we attempted/found them because that would give the next hunter too much of a clue. Just telling you which ones we hunted for gives you a heads up. Below is just a view of the kind of trails you will encounter at the park. Nice area.
ADVANCE COPY – We started from the nature center and successfully found this one.
ANIMATED OUTLAWS – We found this one. We sat here to stamp our books.
BEEP! BEEP! (2) We didn’t find either one of these. I think we were in the right area though. We were to look for a “gnarly looking tree”. Does this qualify?
From there we were told to look for a tree trunk arching over the trail. Never did find it. Can it have fallen or been cut down?? We came to a “long fallen log” and a “small tree in the middle of the path” which is the clue for the second box, but from there we could not find it either.
GIRL SCOUT INTEREST PROJECT – HIGH ADVENTURE
This one was high adventure indeed. We scored the box and a very nice stamp it was too!
Identiy Thief – We found this cute stamp and it depicts something we should all be afraid of.
McGruff-the Crime Dog – We were successful in finding this one too.
PUBLIC ENEMY #1 – We found the box and inside was also clues for a “bonus box.” You cross this bridge to get to the bonus box. We found the box but it doesn’t appear to be listed on the website so we can’t record the find.
SNIPE HUNTING – We found the snipe! And inside there was also a hitchhiker. Eggs in a Nest came away with us to look for a new home.
THE BIRD IN BLACK – To get to this box you will cross this bridge. We had a little trouble finding this one, but eventually we figured it out.
THE RAVEN #2 - This box took us to this platform. But from there we had no luck. Too many pines, no specious pile of sticks.
TWO IN THE BUSH – We found this one successfully!
You Have a Choice – Yeah another success!
We broke for lunch (we ate at El Chico – I recommend it) with the intentions of coming back to look for more, but we opted instead to search for those listed in town. We did the ones at Oakwood Cemetery. Both start here.
RAVEN 2, TEXAS GOVERNOR SERIES – We found this box and inside was a hitchhiker (our second for the day). We took away Doctor Who and will find him another home.
TEMPLE HOUSTON, THE SON OF SAM – We were successful in finding this one also.
We also went to look for HOTM – TEXAS PRISON MUSEUM.
We found the box and we also took the time to go inside and look around. Interesting place, well worth the money.
Out front we checked out this monument. It honors the 150 years of the Texas Prison system.
We also did a search for HOTM BIG SAM. The clues start here at the visitors center.
We continued after finding the box and viewed the statue which can be seen for miles on I-45.
On the way home we made one last stop at the I-45 rest area on the north bound side to hunt for a box. The design inside is the same with different information.
WALKER, TEXAS RANGER – was successfully found also.
There are still a lot of them waiting for us to find, but we will have to come back another day. Huntsville is a great place to visit!