Puzzle #3 is back to the basics. Once again I’m asking people to reevaluate how they look at numbers. I provide a step in the right direction by writing out the numbers in English off the bat. Looking forward to seeing who can solve this one!
June 22-23, 2018 – My parents met me at my home at the end of the business day Friday and tossed their bags into my car, a 2008 Suzuki SX4. Ready for an eight hour drive!
With airfare being unfortunately high due to all the summer vacations happening right now, I didn’t expect to go very far this weekend. Wednesday night I get a text message from my parents. “We’re free for a trip this weekend. Any cheap flights?”
January 19, 2018 (Flashback) – I’m excited to be writing about my trip to Windsor. It’s not a part of my 50 state goal, but it was still easily worth the slight detour. After a disappointing trip to Toronto in 2017, in which my dad and I struggled to find rooms that would allow a group of two to either book a room or join with others, we weren’t sure what to expect from Windsor, but my time at Mind Over Matter still stands as one of my favorite escape room experiences ever.
Puzzle #1 has been solved! Though I created the puzzle from scratch, a quick web search revealed I wasn’t the first to make a riddle like this. The solution will be added to the Puzzle #1 page. Time for a second puzzle.
January 19, 2018 (Flashback) – January 19 was the real start to the year’s adventure. Up until this point, the idea of hitting all 50 states was a fun thought, but little more. This weekend I chewed up some road and started making the dream a reality.
June 15, 2018 – Still getting back into the swing of things after three weeks of heavy travel, I opted to stay a little closer to home this weekend… Within 250 miles, at least! Crivitz, Wisconsin is a nice getaway destination, with Green Bay, an hour away, being the closest “big” city in the area. On the way I stopped at Escape Room Wisconsin – Green Bay.
I’ve got a lot of material to go back and sort through in 2018, and I’ll take it piece by piece. I started with a few escape rooms in Illinois before going on the following trips. Also note that I’ve gone to Wisconsin a few times, but I’m going to group those stories together in recap.
I also would like to use this blog to post puzzles for people to try. All my puzzles will be originals, and I’m going to try to make ones that can’t be solved by entering them into Google. I’m not pre-testing for fairness, so if you find yourself having trouble, it may be that I made the puzzle way too difficult. Only way to know is to try!
After getting more than halfway through my 2018 journey, I’m FINALLY putting some effort into documenting the journey. Crossing my fingers that I have at least one photo from each state.