Fantastic 50s + San Francisco Photo Scavenger Hunt

  • August 19, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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The Fantastic 50s+ group will hold a Photo Scavenger Hunt in San Francisco. I've participated in a number of similar events in the past and found them a lot of fun. The gist of this event will be as follows:

1. We will gather at Washington Square Park in the North Beach neighborhood in SF on Sunday, August 19th at 11am. The actual meeting spot will be sent to all those RSVP'ing closer to the date of the event. There will be a $2 fee to help defray costs of supplies/materials needed for the event.

2. Attendees will be randomly organized into teams of four  people. Each team will need to have at least one digital camera among them.

3. Each team will receive a local area map and a set of clues that will direct them to 10 walkable locations within the area roughly bounded by Bay, Battery, California, and Hyde Streets.  This neighborhood includes North Beach, Chinatown, Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill.

4. The teams will be required to take a photo at each location to 'mark' that they have successfully found that location. In some cases, there will be specific directions regarding what should be included in the photo (e.g., 'Take a photo that includes a passersby walking a dog at the location.')

5. Teams should try to get their 10 photos and return to starting location as quickly as they are able but will be required to return by a certain time, regardless of how many (or few) of the locations they have found and successfully photographed.

6. Gold, Silver, and Bronze 'medals' will be awarded to the first 3 teams to return with the highest number of verified photos at a "Closing Ceremony".

After the Ceremony, those who wish to can join me for some lite snacks and/or beverages and conversation at a local cafe/bistro. 

I've completed the process of identifying the 10 locations in the area and attendees shoud be prepared to exercise their legs as well as their brains as they sort out the clues that will lead them to and fro in North Beach, Chinatown, and bordering streets. 

PLEASE NOTE: Remember to update your RSVP should your plans change; it is important that we have as accurate a count as possible so we can prepare for the event appropriately.

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  • Mary B.

    Thanks, Edwin, for all your work in organizing this fun event. Fantastic 50s + members are also Fabulous! Everyone was so nice. I had a great time.

    August 21, 2012

  • Helen C.

    thank you for organizing this event.... and making sure that it was sunny! I had a Great group of women to wander around with in SF. I am looking forward to the next event.

    August 20, 2012

  • Mary P.

    Great planning, great crowd and superior leader in Edwin. Great after hunt social lunch at Joe's!

    Many thanks!

    August 20, 2012

  • Lee

    Thanks for organizing this event. You did a great job and my guest and I had lots of fun.

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea...great fun

    August 20, 2012

  • jessica

    Great fun--hat's off to Edwin for organizing a wonderful event!

    August 20, 2012

  • Anna

    I had a blast. Such a fun experience to get to know your teammates, experience the hills and neighborhoods of SF.

    August 20, 2012

  • Jessica

    A fun day, well organized, good energy, exercise and laughs. Thanks to Edwin for putting it all together.

    August 20, 2012

  • Peggy

    Edwin, you did a wonderful job of organizing the day. Bob and I had a great time and definitely would do it again. Thank you for all your work.
    Peggy

    August 19, 2012

  • sheryl

    And thanks to you Edwin for putting together such a wonderful adventure.

    August 19, 2012

  • Edwin

    Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks to those who were not able to but let us know by updating thier rsvp. Due to the responses from the participants, there was an interest in doing more of these. Keep on the lookout for future scavenger hunts at a variety of potential locations (e.g., different SF neighborhoods; Berkeley/Oakland; NorthBay).

    August 19, 2012

  • Edwin

    I had a great time meeting all the folks who turned out, some from far distances, and seing them enjoy themselves.

    August 19, 2012

  • Shizue

    anyone need a ride from Berkeley? I can pick up please call[masked]

    August 19, 2012

  • Debbie

    I can't make it, sorry

    August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Elizabeth, Laurel and Sophia-I live in Walnut Creek and would like to carpool as well. I can park at Walnut Creek BART and meet you there as it is on the way north to 24.

    August 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Beth, Laurel, the more the merrier. Please lets exchange phone # and email so we can coordinate meet up

      August 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Beth Laurel, My plans have changed and I will not be going into SF from Livermore. Thanks for including me in the pool. Elizabeth

      August 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need carpool from San Jose to SF or I am not going to make it. Anyone is interested. Please let me know.

    August 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sophia, Linda,

      August 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sophia, Linda, Originally I was to leaving out of Livermore but my plans have changed and I am in Redwood City. I would like to carpool with you into SF for the scavenger hunt.. If this is doable please contact me at [masked] Thanks

      August 17, 2012

  • Jessica

    I'm in Dogpatch, Elizabeth. Happy to drive & share parking $ (or firure out muni & go together...)

    August 16, 2012

    • Liz

      I would be happy to share parking $ if you don't mind driving. I am near SF General.

      August 16, 2012

  • Liz

    If anyone is going from Potrero Hill or nearby area, I could use a ride.

    Thanks.

    August 16, 2012

  • Carol H.

    I'd like to meet you at the BART station, Lee. What time?

    August 15, 2012

  • zena

    hello this sound fun i love to come i live in san rafael any body carpool from there

    August 15, 2012

  • Lee

    I'll be taking BART, probably from Pleasant Hill.
    Let me know if you want to meet up.

    August 14, 2012

  • Edwin

    I will be leaving Novato at 9am to head into the city, get parked, get some coffee and set-up for the event. After the event I will also be going to a local bistro for a post-scavenger hunt glass of wine with any of the partcipants who care to join me. Any North-Bayers who don't mind getting an early start (9am) and late return (5pm or so) are welcome to carpool with me.

    August 14, 2012

  • Debbie

    I am coming from Marin and would love to set up a carpool. Interested? email me @ [masked]

    August 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Laurel, Beth, Since I am coming the furthest I can swing by to meet up with Laurel in Alamo and head out to meet up with Beth in Walnut Creek. If this sounds doable please email me your consent and then we can coordinate the times and places. You can email me at [masked] Thanks

    August 13, 2012

  • laurel d.

    Hi Sophia. I live in Alamo just off of 680. I got a req from a lady from Livermore who wants to carpool, and so do I. I'll try to connect w/her and see if we can all get together for that. If u came out this way via 680, iwe are directly on your way. I'll get back to u, but in meantime let me no if interested, ok?
    Laurel

    August 7, 2012

    • laurel d.

      I got a yes response from Elizabeth, asking for directions etc. I'll send msgs. To both of you tomorrow, ok?

      August 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Laurel, Beth, Since I am coming the furthest I can swing by to meet up with Laurel in Alamo and head out to meet up with Beth in Walnut Creek. If this sounds doable please email me your consent and then we can coordinate the times and places. You can email me at [masked] Thanks

      August 13, 2012

  • Patricia A.

    How many hours do you figure the s. hunt will be?

    August 13, 2012

    • Edwin

      Teams will have to return to the starting point by 2pm or earlier to have their photos checked and results tallied. We will have a brief award ceremony at 2:30pm to recognize the top 3 teams.

      August 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving from Livermore for this event. If anyone lives close or on the way into the city and would like to meet up to car pool let me know.

    August 7, 2012

    • laurel d.

      Hi Elizabeth. I am in Alamo, which is inbetween Danville & Walnut Ck. I'd luv to carpool w/you for the scavenger hunt. Also there is Sophia that wants to carpool too, from sj. If we headed up to 24, WE WOULD HOP ACROSS BAY BRIDGE? WOULD NOT TAKE LONG AT ALL? I AM ABOUT 2 miles from 680 & 24. Let me no if this works for u.

      August 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds doable. All I will need is directions of the meeting spot and I am good to go.

      August 7, 2012

  • laurel d.

    Sophia , its Elizabeth thats coming from Livermore.

    August 7, 2012

  • Edwin

    laurel...see that you've signed up...parking can be a challenge although since its sunday you can use meters on the surrounding streets. i'll do a little research on the parking options and include what i find out in a final update to be sent to all attendees a few days before the event...

    August 2, 2012

  • laurel d.

    This sounds like a blast!I hope its not too late for me to sign up. I am new to this group so not sure re time frame for rsvping. Any hints re good parking?

    August 1, 2012

  • Edwin

    Looks like this is going to be a good turnout. RSVPers: please remember to update your RSVP if your plans change or you are adding additional guests. I'm hoping to have as accurate a count as possible before the event so that I can prepare appropriately.

    July 21, 2012

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