Nordmeyer Treasure

After seeing how much Elisa and Jackie loved both National Treasure movies, I decided to create my own local version of it for them: Nordmeyer Treaasure.

To be sure they would actually enjoy what I was setting up, I tested them with various puzzles over the next several weeks: word puzzles, number puzzles, Google Earth puzzles...they were able to solve all of them. Even better, they actually had fun with them.

Encouraged by this, I constructed a series of puzzles and clues that should keep them busy. This site is for those of you who want to see what I am putting them through. They are aware that I am doing this, but they do not know when it will start, what it will include, or what their "treasure" is at the end.

For anyone interested, you can track their progress here. The following pages have details about all the clues.

Map Kitchen Thursday, April 3, 8:00 AM Thursday, April 3, 5:30 PM
Bookcodes Family Room Thursday, April 4, 5:35 PM Friday, April 5, 10:35 PM
Lat-Lon Puzzle Under the Deck Saturday, April 5, 11:51 AM Saturday, April 5, 1:00 PM
Valley Puzzle Dan's House Saturday, April 5, 1:05 PM Satruday, April 5, 1:15 PM<
Office Toys Valley Elementary Saturday, April 5, 1:50 PM Saturday, April 5, 1:55 PM
Combinations Steve's Office Saturday, April 5, 2:30 PM Saturday, April 5, 2:32 PM
Jigsaw Puzzle School Lockers Saturday, April 5, 3:40 PM Saturday, April 5, 4:25 PM
Musical Puzzle Grandma's House Saturday, April 5, 5:15 PM Saturday, April 5, 5:25 PM
French Puzzle Will's House Sunday, April 6, 2:45 PM Sunday, April 6, 2:55 PM
Number Puzzle QAC Sunday, April 6, 3:30 PM Sunday, April 6, 3:35 PM
Pictures The Greene Sunday, April 6, 4:15 PM Sunday, April 6, 4:30 PM
Park Directions Rec / Bringhurst Sunday, April 6, 4:55 PM Sunday, April 6, 4:55 PM
Word Puzzle Stafford Park Sunday, April 6, 8:30 PM Sunday, April 6, 9:30 PM
Newspaper Puzzle Library Monday, April 7, 3:15 PM Monday, April 7, 4:30 PM
Final Backyard Clubhouse Monday, April 7, 4:40 PM Monday, April 7, 4:50 PM
Treasure Chest Garden Monday, April 7, 5:00 PM

The GPS says it is around here somewhere.

It must be inside.

Jackie, in her socks, waits outside.

Elisa hands off the prize.

That's it? An ice cream cone for all that work?

Wait, what's up with the key?

There's something fishy going on here...

Yes, fishing line! What's up with that?

It goes along here...

Let's follow it.

It goes to the garden...

...and ends there?

It looks like it's under there.

I think we're going to get dirty.

Ok, I guess I'm going to get dirty.

Here Jackie, this shovel will make it easier!

And so Jackie dug.

And dug.

...and dug...

...and dug some more...

Finally, Elisa came back to help.

"Yeah, Deanna, we're digging up buried treasure!"

"I think I got my fingernails dirty."

"You can't imagine how exhausting this is!"

"Oh, hold on, Deanna, I think we found something."

"'s covered with DIRT!"

Hey! Look what I found!

Ok, let's get this thing open.

Dirty AND taped shut!

Wow! It's a Wii!

...and money!

...and what's this?

Tickets to Colorado!

A good end to a good treasure hunt.