This is a trés cool annual shin-dig wherein hundreds of
San Franciscans run around the city trying to solve clues such as: "Where George and Betsy meet, there’s a man
who’s going with the grain," all while crisscrossing the Chinese New
(Answer: Where Washington and Ross meet
at the south end of Ross Alley, one of four murals depicts a workman
carrying a sack of rice ("going with the grain").
The last time Mark & Claire had the opportunity to participate was in the
2001 Treasure Hunt (alas, we moved to Redmond just before the 2002 comp.) At
that time, supported by their team of Wombats, Claire had
the opportunity to confront long-buried feelings of complete ignorance,
while Mark basked in his engineering-ness by solving "you will see
Potassium within" as Battery Street. A good time was had by all.