King Street Krawl (and Scavenger Hunt)

Old Town Alexandria Redux: FANTASTIC WEATHER PREDICTED!!

  • This will be a walk-about, eating, drinking and dancing event that will include clues and articles to discover as we krawl through any establishments nominated by the planning krew.
  • The approach will be to hit a dozen locales that you discover by either direct name call-out or hints to lead you to a spot.  At CLUE-SITES we want teams to take pics of the groups.  YOU SHOULD STOP AND ENJOY THE INFORMAL WALK... HAVE DRINKS, ENJOY WHATEVER...MAKE NEW FRIENDS FROM AMONG YOUR TEAM!  THIS IS NOT A RACE!!!
  • Last intercept (with specified location name and time) will be to find the last item, see who 'won'; and dance the night away.

Time line (flexible - the place is going to be PACKED and I did not sign a contract with these restaurants):

  • 3pm: meet and distribute the clues sheets (we want everyone to have a clue-set and pay $5 per packet to constitute a 'prize' and to contribute to a beverage/munchie baseline at our 'final' location).  3:10 pm teams start their walk-abouts (again, not a race.. you should enjoy the afternoon with your new 'Indiana Jones Partners'....);
  • 5pm: teams meet at a location as shown on the clue sheets (for status and new data) - it is expected that you will continue to investigate the town, have dinner, drinks, whatever as separate or converged teams at this time;
  • 7pm: we ALL meet at the 'final' organized social location for announcements, 'winners', munchie/beverage kickoff).  [folks can stay all evening or disband to hit any 'hidden jewel' locations they discovered along the way]
  • 9pm: a second, outdoor pub/patio location may be made available to us and some/all may want to transition to there

THIS IS NOT A RACE [THE CLUES ARE SIMPLE AND COULD BE DONE IN 30 MINUTES!!!]  BUT A ROMP ALONG KING STREET... YOU CAN DO THE HINTS IN ANY ORDER AND THE TEAMS WILL CONVERGE AND DEPART AS A CLUE-STRING(s) OFFERS  (the hints won't be in serial order!)...

Goal: hit a handful of places and end up dancing the evening away with new-found friends.


WE WILL STAY ON 'THE STRIP' PRIMARILY.  Researching and ideas solicited.

This could be a LOT of fun!! 

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  • Tom C.

    The best Krawl and Scavenger hunters around - Gail, Dawn, Annie, Gregory, Carole, Martha, Nancy, Tom, Bellissa, Mike, Gail D., Tim, Robin, and Kent1

    October 20, 2012

    • Carole Tangney S.

      Aw, shucks, my tall friend, you say the sweetest things! :)

      October 20, 2012

  • Tyrone

    It was a good scavenger hunt. I saw some interesting places around King Street @ the same time.

    October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun, interesting and different. I enjoyed meeting new people and exploring Old town at the same time.

    October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alex did a terrific job of organizing- so much work went into this, and we really missed him.

    October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much Alex for all the time and effort you put into the Hunt. I believe a good time was had by all! It was a great opportunity for us newbies to meet people as well. Thanks to Margaret and our Team leaders as well for keeping it all together. Sorry I didn't get to meet you Alex. Be well ;)

    October 15, 2012

  • Barbara

    Had a great time. Enjoyed meeting new people. Look forward to the next.

    October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a really good event. Great way to meet new people, socialize and see new places

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Margret and Alex, I had lots of fun. This must've taken monumental effort. Thanks for doing it.

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun!

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alex and Margaret did a great job with the scavenger hunt clues. It was a good way to get people to mix and mingle.

    October 14, 2012

  • Gail B.

    Outstanding list of places to find. Stopped for drinks a few times and checked out the "lingerie" place pretty well. We had the best group-no offense to the others. Had fun with learning everyone's names-I tell you, we can make a game of anything. Watch-Dawn, Annie, Gregory, Carole, Martha, Nancy, Tom, Bellissa, Mike, Gail D., Tim, other Tom, Robin, Kent and me. Ta da!! I hope everyone appreciates the amount of work that went into setting this up. Kudos to Alex and it's too bad you weren't there to reap the fruits of your labors.

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alex and Margaret -- considering you are super busy at home and at work... putting this event together must have taken a lot of effort and time on your part. Thank you for your dedication and commitment -- you made people come together and have a fabulous time.

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone for coming out and making it such a fun day. Special thanks to Alex for all of the time and tremendous effort he put into organizing everything and creating the scavenger hunt clues and pictures. Thanks also to Gail for stepping up to keep everything organized and to all of you for your patience. To all you photographers, kudos for taking pictures and posting. Alex, you were sorely missed, but we made a toast to you and said good things about you. (Mostly.) What a great outing and a beautiful day!

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    thank you so much for organizing this fun event. it obviously took a long time to plan and your efforts are appreciated. it was a blast!

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great weather and a great idea for getting to know new people. Lots of fun today.

    October 13, 2012

  • Dave T

    fun

    October 13, 2012

  • Tom C.

    Stupendous!

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    we are at 715 kingstreet the light horse, upstairs

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The light horse

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks!fun!!!

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a really good time, great conversation and a fun hunt, learned some new spots as well.

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing!! Interesting group and fun to see the sites. Sorry I have to leave b4 happy hour!

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    also trying to make it.. hope to get there some point tonight

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I left my cell phone, can someone please reply with a location?

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there in five minutes

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a commitment Saturday evening ... will need to head there by about 5:30/6:00. Will I be shunned? And should I give up my spot tto make room for someone who can stay out and play longer?

    October 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alex -- I meant I'll be leaving old town @ that time ...

      October 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      NP; people will be coming/going all evening.... enjoy

      October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my second meeting and I'm really looking forward to getting out and having fun!
    I was wondering if anyone was carpooling from Woodbridge and if you had space for one more?

    October 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good. When is the best time to call?

      October 12, 2012

    • Gail B.

      Guys, when you are making individual arrangements, take them off the event posting/out of the comments so all the participants don't have to be involved. Go into the greetings section of the profile and finalize details.

      October 12, 2012

  • Gail D

    I am in the Haymarket area and would love to carpool, ride or drive. Anyone interested?

    October 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Happy to carpool too. Would you consider taking the Springfield metro --parking is going to be a challenge anyway? I am in Woodbridge at Belmont Bay

      October 12, 2012

    • Gail D

      I am happy to meet in Springfield. If I got there at about 2pm would that work?

      October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    this is my first meeting, how will i recognize everyone. can i have someones phone number in case i cant find anyone?

    October 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Margaret's cell:[masked]

      October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am considering taking the metro and walking down to torpedo factory. Willing to car pool from Woodbridge too. Rather not drive with alcohol on board tho

    October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dawn, I would but I'm doing something right before that will have me in the area already! But I look forward to seeing you again!

    October 12, 2012

  • Carole Tangney S.

    @Diana, this'll be my 1st w/ this group, too, so if you see a 'vertically challenged' gal looking lost, that'll be me!

    @Kate, I probably won't be able to stay late, either, but like you, hope that'll be ok.

    October 9, 2012

  • Tyrone

    This will be my first scavenger hunt. I never did a scavenger hunt before.

    October 7, 2012

  • Tom C.

    And if we get run over by a beer truck along the way...?

    September 18, 2012

    • Gail B.

      I wouldn't worry too much about that. If you guys are close enough to the truck to get hit by it, it will likely be empty.

      1 · September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes...this is going to be fun! :-)

    July 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sure; People can attend later but will miss the kickoff (distribution of the quiz sheets, break into teams, etc.) and jaunts.. The only time line I can envision is the final intercept spot/time for celebration and dancing (but that will be worth going to - location won't be known to non-RSVP'ers). I will post my number just prior. More data coming (and starting to write the limerick hints!).

    June 25, 2012

  • Gail B.

    Yippeeeee!! A scavenger hunt. Been wanting to do one for a long time.

    June 21, 2012

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