Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Hunt

Today Rachel, my sister, and I took our kids to Gunstock Ranch, a large ranch 2-3 miles from where I live. Every year Gunstock ranch holds an Easter Egg hunt that all the surrounding communities are invited to. George and Henry were excited with the prospects of finding eggs loaded with candy, but when we arrived to gunstock ranch our eyes were opened to a whole new style of egg hunting.

THOUSANDS of children were lined up in 1/2 acre sections according to age. Because of the age difference, George and Henry had to be split up. Rachel took the younger kids and I took George. We gathered with hundreds of other 4-6 year olds and their eager parents and waited for the hunt to begin. I couldn't understand why fathers and sons, mothers and daughters kept inching their way closer towards the eggs in the field. After questioning what looked like Egg hunting experts (they had really large garbage bags instead of baskets), I was informed that all the hard boiled eggs were worth money! Each hardboiled egg, depending on it's color was worth anywhere from 25 cents to 5 Dollars!!! Well My Word, after hearing this news I drilled George again and again, "No Fake Candy Eggs, you only want hardboiled eggs!" "Do you Understand"...confused and wide-eyed George quietly shook his head yes.

I could see that he didn't understand, but he would once we got all that money, lots and lots of MONEY!!!
The countdown began, and We took off. Sure there were times that I had to leap over small children in the way and drag George with me, but it was all in the name of fun.

In the end, George didn't heed my warning too well. He decided he liked the plastic eggs better; although, George did manage to pick up a few hardboiled eggs and one SILVER hard boiled eggs. George ended up making about 5 dollars and 6 candy eggs! What a Hunt.

2 SPLURTS:

Shayleen Lunt said...

Wow! I want to go to that type of Easter egg hunt. Do they have an adult age group? jk
Honestly, that just sounds like fun for future egg hunts (even just small family ones like we had). Plus, it's better than tons and tons of candy to rot the teeth!
I'm keeping it in mind for 2007!

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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