Winter Wander Scavenger Hunt Welcomed 24 Teams in 2021
It’s been a little over a week since West Seattle scavengers checked off the last boxes on the clue sheet. You may be wondering why it has taken so long to see the results posted here. It’s because Winder Wander was so well-received that it has taken me all week to tally scores, label jpegs, retrieve yard signs, and notify the players.
Last year, 12 teams played Winter Wander and sent in 198 selfies. This year, 24 teams took part in the West Seattle scavenger hunt and sent in 466 selfies and several social media posts. 7 of the 24 teams solved all 25 clues.
The team of Rick & Morty, aka Steve and Charlie Bierman, (pictured below) solved all 25 clues AND were the big winners in the drawing for the $100 gift card!
The names and point totals for each of the Winter Wander scavenger hunt teams are listed below. The highest point total went to Charlie’s Angels. The youngest participant was 1-month-old, Lucy. Even though I made up a couple of the team names myself, I must admit that the one that tickled my fancy the most, was Sleighing It!
Team Murray: 55 points
Beyond the Disaster: 55 points
Go Gesings: 30 points
The Happy Travelers: 34 points
The Finding Falcons: 45 points
Viking and Milady: 7 points
Team Blitzen(berger): 47 points
Sleighing It!: 18 points
Louie, Louie: 47 points
Tinsel Trio: 53 points
Charlie’s Angels: 58 points
Rick & Morty: 56 points
Raining Cat & Dog: 38 points
Gill Family: 26 points
Laura Tyler: 50 points
Kim S.:50 points
Frosty Jingle Head: 43 points
Chunn Family: 46 points
Maria Wellington: 40 points
Victoria Wellington: 40 points
Lucy in the Sky with Snowflakes: 46 points
Mark & Kiarra: 10 points
The Long and Winding Lane: 50 points
Yay! Murdock: 10 points
Special thanks to the many volunteers who helped me plan and execute Winter Wander:
Randy Winn, Barb Joseph, Tammy Contreraz, Christian Jacobson, Dora-Faye Hendricks, Kathy Blackwell, Janine Michelsons, Randy Winn, John Sweetland, Kathy Mulady, Glenn Erickson, Jeff Keller, the Bui Family, the Ga/ Jacobs family, plus the West Seattle Blog.
Local businesses who played along, and albums of photos from their wanderers, are below:
Ampersand Cafe on Alki Winter Wander 2021 photos-Ampersand
The Bridge Winter Wander 2021 photos-The Bridge
C & P Coffee Winter Wander 2021 photos-C&P
Cactus Alki Beach Winter Wander 2021 photos-Cactus
Daystar Retirement Village Winter Wander 2021 photos-Daystar
Fire Station #32 Winter Wander 2021 photos-FS #32
Fresh Flours Bakery Winter Wander 2021 photos-Fresh Flours
HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe Winter Wander 2021 photos-HeartBeet
Husky Deli Winter Wander 2021 photos-Husky Deli
Mountain to Sound Outfitters Winter Wander 2021 photos-M2S
Pegasus Book Exchange Winter Wander 2021 photos-Pegasus Books
Row House Winter Wander 2021 photos-Row House
Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant Winter Wander 2021 photos-Salvadorean Bakery
Sea Pines Physical Therapy Winter Wander 2021 photos-Sea Pines
Seattle Auto Licensing Winter Wander 2021 photos-Auto Licensing
Clue: “Star Wars meets American Animation”-photos
I fully intend to make Winter Wander an annual event, and hopefully a West Seattle holiday tradition, as my way of giving back to the community I proudly call my home. Save the date now for the 3rd Annual Winter Wander: Dec. 2-11, 2022.
When I’m not busy planning scavenger hunts, I serve our community as a real estate broker, which enables me to sponsor events like Winter Wander. Referrals are the foundation of my business, so please consider calling me for a free consultation when it comes time for you or your friends to buy or sell a home. SingleMindedRealEState.com
Below are just a few of the 466 selfies submitted by Winter Wander 2021 participants.