Posted September 4th, 2017, 10:30 AM
Last edited by Party.of.4.NY>>>FL; September 4th, 2017 at 10:59 AM
Just back from our cruise and happy to report there is now a buried treasure at Cabana #11!
A big thanks to Ziggy7 for starting this thread. We had so much fun putting together the "treasure chest." Our daughter (9) was especially excited so we decided to let her "take the reigns" on choosing what went into it.
First, and a little off topic, Cabana #11 was an absolute perfect fit for us. We originally had hoped for getting number 8, 9, or 10 but those were already taken by the time we arrived at the Shore Excursions desk. We decided to take #11 and we're so glad we did. For no other reason than it's in the shade all day. Unlike 8, 9, and 10 which get hit with some strong direct sun in the afternoon hours. Anyone looking for a shaded cabana that is down the beach away from the big crowds should consider #11. But enough rambling. Where was I? Oh yes! The buried treasure!
The idea is that this could be an ongoing thing that is perpetuated by those playing along. Our hope is that anyone participating will bring a little something to add to the treasure chest in return for removing something. All of the items we included have little to no actual monetary value. But hopefully this will serve as a way to add some excitement to someone's day at the beach.
As I mentioned earlier, DD(9) put this whole thing together.
•She started with a large plastic jar from our local dollar store.
•Next she added a few handfuls of jewels and pearls that we found at our local craft store.....Because really, what's a buried treasure without jewels right?
•She also included some metal skeleton keys and other metal trinkets like skull and crossbones, and some fake metal coins.
•Also some glow stick bracelets that could be fun to where later that night once back onboard the ship
•Some stickers from our home state of NY.
She also included instructions written on a piece of burlap with a sharpie complete with the warning of a curse to any greedy treasure seekers. IMG_1504535541.408131.jpg
We buried the treasure just in front of the cabana to the left. IMG_1504535602.359348.jpg
It can be found under the 2 large rocks in the this photo:IMG_1504535637.063664.jpg
Last, and perhaps most important. We included a small book to record the date, family/group name if you are so inclined to share, as well as a small area to share what you have to be thankful for. I know, I know, kind of sappy.
Just remembered something! If someone could bring a small cheapo pencil sharpener and put it in the bag with the book and pencils that would be great.
If you decide to participate, whether trying for Cabana #11 or bringing a treasure chest of your own to start at a different cabana. Please come back here to share pics and tell the story of your day at HMC!
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