The grand prize was two round fare tickets to San Diego and a two night stay in a great hotel with $40 gift certificates to Olive Garden! The girl that sponsored it (Kristin) had won it in another contest but couldn't use it and so she was giving it away! Talk about GENEROUS! I didn't even know about the prize until the day before. I just thought it sounded like a fun way to spend VD. We really weren't in it for the prize UNTIL we got there and the room was reeking with competiveness and the challenge of winning. One couple even came with war paint on their faces! At that point we were ready to fight and race AND win!
The couple we went with, Heidi and Dennis, weren't qualified to win since Heidi is part of the business with Kristin. But they wanted to help us win the prize. So we doubled up as race partners.
We had a huge disadvantage because it was held in a city that none of us were really familiar with. We had 10 stops we had to make and take a photo proving we were there. We were given clues (riddles) and had to figure out what places we were to go to. It was tougher than any of us thought it would be. Thankfully Heidi could call her sister (our life-line) and ask her for some directions! We were driving in circles a few times waiting for her to tell us what way to turn or what direction to head in.
*Some of the stops we had to make
*We had to do random acts of service from a list along the way also. Here we are cleaning the snow off of someone's car.
Their were three detours along the way and we were required to spend 15 minutes at each. We were given some paper and questions and we were supposed to write about our love story. 1) Our first date 2) Our first kiss 3) Our engagement.
The first detour was my FAVORITE! It was at a salon and we were given a foot soak in this amazing stuff that turns into foamy gel-like stuff. It was so cool! And felt so good! After the soak we were supposed to rub lotion on our spouses feet. When she told us that, Heidi and I both immediately said, "Sorry...don't do feet!" (almost in unison!) We ran out of time luckily and so the guys didn't get the lotion! Whew!
*Dennis and Heidi soaking away.
*We also had to collect garbage along the way.
Here are a few more of the stops. The swings were a real challenge to find, but we did it!
We were told we had to take a picture of us kissing at some of the stops! Not sure how the couples did it that didn't have another couple with them to take the photo!
Cold Stone was another one of our detours. The line was HUGE and so while Heidi and Dennis waited in the line, Dave and I ran to Krispy Kreme because the HOT DONUTS light was on! It was right next door and who would be crazy enough to pass up a hot donut?!
On the side:
Look how spoiled I got on Valentine's Day!!!! There are some perks to living with ALL men! They really do spoil me! Thanks guys... I ♥ U 2!
♥"I would rather have one rose and a kind word from my friends while I'm here than a whole truck load when I'm gone."♥
***THE PURPLE POST WILL BE UP A LITTLE LATER!