Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Holiday scavenger hunt: The best finds


Now that we’re all back home from the holiday of good eats and giving thanks, we figured we’d bring you some seasonal cheer by showing off the most interesting items from iReport’s holiday travel scavenger hunt.


We started out looking for five holiday travel items – from monstrous suitcases to neat roadside attractions – but we noticed that some of the most interesting sights we got were not on the list.


Tom Herod and his wife from Lovettsville, Virginia, travel to North Conway, New Hampshire, every Thanksgiving to be with friends for the week. He says they take a leisurely drive up north and act like tourists making stops along the way. They’ve been traveling with Chuckie the gnome for five or six years. They placed Chuckie in front of the famous Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, for a quick photo stop.


One of the best finds wasn’t an inanimate object – it was a boy flying across the country to surprise his grandmother on Thanksgiving! Kyle Keyser of Atlanta, Georgia, stunned his mother when he told her to check her email and she discovered her nephew waiting for her at the computer desk! He flew out his nephew from Colorado for the holiday. The family was spending Thanksgiving at his mom's house in Otto, North Carolina.


We saw signs from all sorts of states and cities as folks trekked across the U.S. The one that grabbed our attention was a massive Wisconsin-shaped sign from Jason Asselin. Kudos for finding an item on the list!


Thanks for participating in our little road trip experience and bringing a little fun to the drudgery of traveling during the busiest time of the year. Let us know what you thought about this scavenger hunt and share your thoughts for future games in the comments below.

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