Nordmeyer Treasure
The Map

At some point in the morning, they will find their first puzzles to solve:

  • A map (and I use the term loosely) and hints to each blank on the map. These are the locations they will visit
  • The clue to the first location they will visit.

    I know, pretty weak for a "map." I want to make them work for this, though. Once they figure out all 12 clues, it should be easier. And they can always ask for help - just not from me. They have a hint on the map, too. I have put invisible ink on it that will bring out the word "Beavercreek" along the dashed line, and "neighborhood" along the solid line. Jackie knows how to heat something up to bring out the invisible ink - throw it in the oven at 350 degrees for a few minutes. Go ahead and try that with your monitor and you'll see what I mean...

    Since many of you won't get some of the clues, I have provided you an answer sheet as well.

    Along with the map, they will these two pages to give them some idea of what they need to do, tell them how to find the first clue, and provide them some cricital information for once they find the first clue.

    The first paragraph should get them started on the map. Once they complete it, the second paragraph will get them looking for the first puzzle. The third paragraph...well, it's just there because I wanted to write another limerick. But the lines at the bottom spaced the way they are, are another subtle hint about how they will solve the clue once they find it.


    The first puzzle, once it is found behind a three-fold screen we have in the family room, is on three pages - once for each screen. The puzzle is a book code (something they did in each National Treasure movie). Each page's code will come from a different book, and the three limericks on the 2nd page of Extras will indicate each book for them: Alanna: The First Adventure (a book Elisa loved); The End - the last book in A Series of Unfortunate Events (the most unfortunate of which was publishing that last book, in my opinion); and finally Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - a last book that was well worth the wait. I'll let you see the codes, but I wouldn't go trying to solve it on your own. If you don't have the correct edition/printing, you will get a headache for nothing.