To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I coerced Lucas into doing a scavenger hunt (via Watson Adventures) at the Met. For the hunt, we had two hours to answer 25 questions about pieces scattered throughout the museum. We were directed to a specific gallery, then given a clue about which piece we were to focus on, and then we had to answer a question about that piece. The clues were tricky enough to be challenging, but not so hard as to be impossible.
Despite having started the day with a spat on the way to the museum- Lucas and I made an excellent team (also I highly recommend scavenger hunts as a way of forgetting how furious you are at your partner). It was fun dashing around the museum and patting each other on the back when we were sure we had gotten the correct answer.
We finished just under our 2 hour time limit and gathered with the group to hear the results. Out of 25 couples, we were one of two that had gotten every question correct. There was a tie-breaker question (What year was the streaker at the Academy Awards)- which we got within one year of! We WON the whole thing!
Our prize was… a coupon for another scavenger hunt! Ha. I think we were happy with just the bragging rights. We were pretty proud of ourselves!
After the museum, we decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. It ended up being such a treat. Buttermilk Channel is one of our faves but we rarely go since it’s a little out of the way. (When I reminded Lucas that Beyonce loves coming here, he was like yea-you’ve told me that a million times). We sat cozily inside while the snow floated down outside and enjoyed our food. The day was capped off by returning home and diving into “House of Cards”- it was perfection.
I told Lucas it was one of those days that makes living in NYC seem like the best thing ever. I’m hoping to plan some more New York adventures for us via How About We (which is how I discovered the scavenger hunt).