Thursday, January 27, 2005

Winter Wonderland!

As we hit the peak of our Winter season the city of St. Paul is gearing up for the annual Winter Carnival. "The Coolest Celebration on Earth" will be held from January 28th through February 26th. Cabin fever will subside as citizens of the city, along with residents across Minnesota and Wisconsin will enjoy the various activites planned.

However, the most popular of all activities has already begun. The search for the medallion began in earnest just a few days ago, and today's clue was the 5th of several hints that will be offered to treasure seekers in hopes of capturing the $10,000 prize. To give you an idea of what they have to work with, here are those first 5 clues:
Clue #1 -- January 23
The old curmudgeon was in high dudgeon
When a critter ran off with the loot
But this year to be credible, we've made it inedible
And stuck it in a park � so scoot!

Clue #2 -- January 24
Snow we have missed much, this not very white Christmas
But the ice has come to stay
The water's quite frozen at this park we have chosen
Along its paths you may while time away

Clue #3 -- January 25
Be safe and we pledge, neither cliff nor water's edge
Figures in your hunting pursuit
What's that you hear? Please, have no fear
It was there before we moved in

Clue #4 -- January 26
The siren calls, the giant falls
'Tween field generals the poet sings
That down beyond the once blue pond
Is treasure fit for kings

Clue #5 -- January 27, 2005
A branch, a lichen, a place made for hikin',
Is where a prize is earned.
Don't run, helter skelter, seek out solid shelter
With room and wood to burn
The PiPress discussion board is already full of Holmes wannabees looking for that tidbit of info that may lead them to the riches. But I have found it is more luck then anything else. Whomever is in the right place at the right time will be the victor, and it generally takes the last clue, which all but pinpoints the exact location, to find the treasure.


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