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2007 Delaware Digital Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

On Saturday May 19, 2007 was the 2nd Annual Delaware Digital Scavenger Hunt and I feel as if it were a great success, again! This year we had a strong eight teams competing in the DDSH roaming an area that consisted of New Castle County “Plus”. “Plus” basically meant about a 10 mile radius around NCC was also considered legal territory. The list for the DDSH is listed below, check it out!


First off, the majority of the pictures are now available for your viewing pleasure. I had a problem with Heather & Robert’s and Craig & Alycia’s photos, but hopefully they will be coming. But just click on the link and you should be able to see all of the foolishness: 2007 Delaware Digital Scavenger Hunt Photos. UPDATE: (6/1/07) – ALL of the pictures are now up: Heather & Robert’s, Craig & Alycia’s, and several more added to the After Party section – go and RE-check it out NOW!! (That will be all.)

Overall it was a great time, but a lot of blood, sweat, and tears go into the preparation of this event. This year I made a few mistakes off the bat; I didn’t give myself enough time to fully prepare, I was occupied the two weekends before the event, and my partner/co-moderator was excessively burdened this year. But, I also made some advances; we had more than enough beer this year, not as many teams seemed cranky by the time they got back to the house, and the expenses were more evenly distributed.

This year a new team that participated, Derek & Chad, swept the DDSH! I was really surprised and happy how enthused they seemed about the whole event. They captured 68 of the 100 items, not bad at all in a 9 hour period. The second place team this year was last years winner, Jody & Shawn, with 56 items. And the third place team this year was last years second place team, Wooly & Mitchell, with 53 items. Also, for the other award winners there were Dave & Catherine with Best Picture, Craig & Alycia with most miles driven, and Craig & Alycia for the Weiner Award, for the team with the least amount of items acquired. Unfortunately that was due to an error in reading the rules, better luck next time. Also, this year we had a door prize with a random winner, and the winner was Dave who won a new Cornhole set, themed in the Delaware colors of blue and gold. Again, unfortunately the boards weren’t built yet, so Dave went home with a box full of bean-bags. Trust me, you’ll have fun with the game after you get all the pieces.

One of the highlights for me was after everyone got back to the house watching everyone enjoy the batches of homebrew I made. I have been posting about them for the last couple months, but available that night were the bottled version of the Stainless Pale Ale, draft Oaked C-hop Pale Ale, S.A.W. Pale Ale, and a Belgian-style Wit Bier. Available too was a Hazelnut Brown but we never made it that far, but we did kick 2 of the 3 beers on draft, and there was only three growlers worth of the Wit in the end. The Oaked Pale Ale kicked within an hour and a half of peoples arrival – damn beer drinkers. Also a blast, and basically unplanned, was having Mitchell and Robert play with Dave sitting in for the first set. I wasn’t expecting to have a live band at the party, but it totally made it cool, I think the neighbors probably thought so too!


Here’s the setlist of what the boys played that night:
5/19/07 The Calhoun, Wilmington, DE
Stripper’s Zipper
Flagger’s Lament>
Not Fade Away
The House Of Osiris
Something Good
Piece Of The Pie
All These Words
Baba Dochia
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn

In The Bayou
Wanted Dead Or Alive>
China Cat Sunflower*>
The Humpty Dance>
Permanent Reaction
The Scavenger Hunt Song*

Pepper’s Ghost
Since You’ve Been Gone
Cold Lampin’ With Flavor*+
I Gave Her A Ring, She Gave Me The Finger
Out In The Rain
Runaway Jim>
Runaway Jim
The Scavenger Hunt Song Reprise

all songs with Robert Desjardin on drums, first set with David Moore on bass
*first time played
^w/Dan Woolard on vocals
+w/Drums only

Basically I had a blast and I hope all that participated did also. We’ll have to see, do you think we can pull off another Scavenger Hunt next year, who knows . . . ? If any one has any additioal photos they’d like to contribute, please contact me. Also, I’d love to hear some of your comments about what you thought, what you liked, what you hated, whatever. – B

DDSH 2007

Friday, May 18th, 2007


The New Castle County “Plus” 100

1. ‘5 M to W’ Stone

2. Air Transport Command Restaurant

3. Alapocas Run State Park – Blue Ball Barn

4. Arden Guild Hall

5. Ashland Nature Center

6. Auburn Heights Preserve

7. Battery Park

8. Bayard House Restaurant

9. Baynard Stadium

10. Beck’s Pond

11. Bellevue State Park – Bellevue Mansion

12. Blue Diamond Park

13. Bob Carpenter Center

14. Booth’s Corner Farmers Market

15. Bowlerama

16. Brandywine Battlefield

17. Brandywine Creek State Park – Thomson Bridge Entrance

18. Brandywine River Museum

19. Brandywine River Park – The Bridge

20. Brandywine Springs Park

21. Breck’s Mill from 1814

22. Broad Dyke Marker (sign)

23. Buena Vista House

24. Candlelight Music Dinner Theatre

25. Carousel Park

26. Caufiel House

27. Chaddsford Winery

28. Claymont Stone School

29. Cowtown Rodeo

30. Dayett Mills Historic Area

31. Delaware Art Museum

32. Delaware C&D Canal Wildlife Area

33. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

34. Delaware History Museum

35. Delaware National Country Club

36. Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame

37. Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum

38. Delcastle Recreation Area

39. Ebright Azimuth

40. Everett Theater

41. Fair Hill Natural Resource Area

42. Flintwoods Preserve

43. Fort Christiana Park

44. Fort Delaware State Park on Pea Patch Island

45. Fort Mott

46. Fox Point State Park – The Flags

47. Gander Hill Prison

48. George Reed House

49. Grand Opera House

50. Hale-Byrnes House

51. Hoopes Reservoir

52. Hotel DuPont

53. Iron Hill Brewery – Wilmington

54. Jasper Crane Rose Garden

55. Linvilla Orchards

56. Longwood Gardens

57. Lums Pond State Park Campground

58. Marcus Hook Rear Range Lighthouse

59. McKenzie’s Brew Pub

60. Mendenhall Inn

61. Millburn Orchards

62. Mt. Cuba Observatory

63. Mt. Pleasant Meeting House

64. Nemours Musical Tower

65. Newark Country Club

66. Newlin Grist Mill

67. Old Library Museum

68. Old Post Road 1666 Sign

69. Omalanden Firing Range

70. Packett Alley

71. Rittenhouse Park

72. River Road Park

73. Robinson House

74. Rockwood Mansion

75. Ronald McDonald House – Picture with Ronald McDonald

76. Simon Pierce Glass Blowing & Restaurant

77. Site of Bellanca Airfield

78. Smith Bridge Covered-Bridge

79. State Line Liquors

80. Summit North Marina

81. The Big Doctor’s Bag Sculpture

82. The Dive Bell

83. Three Forts Ferry Dock

84. Three Little Bakers Dinner Theater

85. Tri-State Bird Rescue

86. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park

87. Tweed’s Park / Tweed’s Tavern Location

88. University of Delaware Solar System – The Sun

89. Veterans Cemetery

90. Veterans Memorial Park – Blue Star Memorial

91. Vicmead Hunt Club

92. Vince’s Sports Center

93. WDEL / WSTW Station and Radio Towers

94. White Clay Creek State Park – Nature Center

95. Wiggins Mill Park

96. William Penn Statue

97. Wilmington Drama League

98. Wilson Warner House

99. Woodlawn Wildlife Preserve

100. Woodside Farm Creamery