Saturday, February 18, 2012

CLUE #61 - 65 (5/5 FOUND!)

This clue leads to FIVE paintings, please don't be greedy, only take one.

Congratulations to  Megan, Dave & Christine, Johnny, Sonia and Mark for finding dinosaurs #61-65!

Here is a breakdown of the hunt from Mark, who found the final painting:

I deciphered your morse code on Sunday,  hoping to find my daughter Kira a dinosaur painting. But I went to Julie's expecting to find a painting, and when I didn't find anything, I thought they must be all gone. It wasn't until I saw your updated blog posts that I realized the intricacy of your puzzles. It was then remembered the tiny drawer in the patio table at Julies, which I though was too small to hold a painting, but not too small to hold a clue. So I had a friend check it while he was there.
Of course I was delayed by my daughter's nap, but we finally got to Julie's at 6pm, finished the puzzle, and made the call. I must have listened to the message 10 times. I needed my wife's help to decipher the word "lagoon". 
(Here is a transcript of the message: Attention. Listen Closely. Exit the cafe. walk toward the bay. when you see the clown made of balloons, turn right. at the next corner, I left you some flowers. cross the intersection diagonally and continue up the street. I trust you are wearing some comfortable shoes, as you will need to walk several blocks. no, I'm not sure how many. I lost count. when you reach Tugboat Bill, salute the flags. turn left. another left before you reach the end. its the second house on the right, with a clear view of the water. If you lose your way. this might help. follow our forty second president not to the year of the snake, or the year of the rat, but the year of the monkey.)

There were quite a few houses with flags but my wife spotted the real flags and we found the spot where the paintings were hidden. Of course, by now it was very dark and finding a Dino painting in the dark is kinda hard. I looked all over, half expecting it to be under the dock, but I finally found it!

Friday, February 17, 2012


Congratulations to Clare for finding Dinosaur #60

At the mouth to the Posey Tube, I pasted up another photograph:

The entrance to Neptune Beach was at Central and Webster in Alameda. There is currently nothing there, so I hid the painting underneath a bush inside of a purple suitcase.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Congratulations to Sarah for finding Dinosaur #59!

The bay shore of Alameda is now just a small canal between what used to be the island, and what is now landfill. This house sits at the end of oak, and I hung the painting off the post on the edge on the canal.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Congratulations to Alie for finding Dinosaur #58!

The former home of the Adelphian Club is currently for sale! Anyhow, I decided I wanted to add a little more to this one (rather than just leaving the painting there) so from the side door of this building, I left a trail of chalk arrow, which led to a desk on the sidewalk a few blocks away. I left the painting in a drawer of the desk!

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Congratulations to Johnny for finding Dinosaur #57!

Here's the hunt in Johnny's words:

As soon as I got the tweet, I sprang into action. Went online to get a good look at the clue. I knew it was in Alameda so I checked Google maps for Post Offices. I thought this was perfect since I had something to mail.

Drove from SF to downtown Alameda. Parked the car. I started looking for clues (stickers) to point me in the right direction but didn't see any. Looked at the picture again and walked to where the dinosaur was.

Must be in the bushes. 

Found it! This one was way too easy. 

Then I walked in to mail my letter and discovered it was no longer a Post Office. Doh!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Congratulations to Christine Wellburg for finding Dinosaur #56

Christine sent me this message about the hunt:

Hard to find. Had to visualize that tree. Under the stairs.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Congratulations to Christine and Dave for finding Dinosaur #53!

The sign for South Shore center has changed (along with most of the businesses) but if you visited the sign yesterday, on a nearby utility box was this picture:

The Coral Reef Inn, across the street, has a new sign too. Pretty unfortunate, I prefer this one. Underneath the new sign was the painting!

Monday, February 6, 2012


Congratulations to Jory Alliger for finding dinosaur #52!

The painting was hidden inside of the Rockery at the intersection of Central & Alameda.

Here's the painting on display in Jory's son room!