During our four days on Pelee Island with my husband’s family we participated in a number of fun events planned by two of my nephews and their partners. One was The Driedger Amazing Race. The more than thirty people in our family were divided into four teams and each was assigned a pick up truck to travel to various destinations around Pelee island. I was on the blue team and one of the first things we did was paint our faces to advertise our team color. We got bonus points for our face art.
Our first event had my niece swimming out to a buoy in Lake Erie to grab a plastic bag filled with puzzle pieces. The three youngest members of our team had to assemble the puzzle before we could move on.
Then we were off to the Pelee Island School where we found a word search puzzle at the base of the flag pole with lots of words related to our family. We had to find and circle every one.
One challenge had the oldest member of our group downing an ice cream cone in under two minutes.
Pelee Island has a bra tree to promote breast cancer awareness and one of our challenges was to throw a bra up into its branches. We decided to pose here as well for a team photo since we got bonus points for submitting interesting team photos.
There was a golf challenge where we had to chip golf balls into hula hoops for bonus points and a gravestone search in a cemetery where some of our Mennonite relatives are buried.
We had a zwiebach challenge in honor of Dave’s Mom who made the best zwiebach in the world. For my non-Mennonite readers zwiebach are buns that are two tiered. We had to form them from play doh and then toss them into a bucket some distance away.
Our final challenge was fitting a big box full of painted pieces of wood into an outline to create an inukshuk within an alloted time. We figured it out with just seconds to spare.
I happy to report that our blue team won the Driedger Amazing Race returning to home base a full sixteen minutes ahead of our competition.