"PIECES OF EIGHT"

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  1. against the wind

    against the wind Well-Known Member

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    My buddy "diggin brains" picked me up at 10 A.M. and we headed out to Ocean City, N.J.
    The East Coast Research and Discovery Association is having it's eighth annual Treasure Hunt.
    That's why it is called "PIECES OF EIGHT"
    We attended this event last year and had quite a bit of fun and met some really nice people so it was a no brainer to sign up again.
    There will be 2 Adult Hunts and a Gold Hunt, along with a kid's hunt on Saturday. Last year,, I got a real warm feeling when I watched the winner of the kid's hunt get to pick first in the prize selection. He picked a bicycle. The smile on his face was ear to ear. In addition to these hunts there will be a silver hunt in honor of Ed Mollahan. It is an optional hunt that both Brian and I will participate in.
    On Sunday, there will be 2 adult hunts and an optional Gold Hunt. Brian was awarded two gold items from last year's hunt. A Gold Coin and a Gold Medallion. He also won
    a 1 gr Gold Bar in the Gold Drawing. He ended up giving me the 1 gr. Gold Bar as a gift.

    When we arrived today, got super good parking and our room was ready. We walked down to the beach with a couple of homemade sandwiches. ( Mortadella & Provolone with sweet peppers and Gourmaise Mustard on a seeded Italian Loaf.). We also took our detectors for a little warm up. There were plenty of other coil swingers with the same idea already on the beach. The official Beach Season doesn't open until next weekend but the 90 degree temps had at lot of people on the sand soaking up some rays. We capped off the evening at The Café Beach Club for dinner. A little pricey but we were hungry.
    Tomorrow the games begin!!
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    That sounds like a really good time. I hope you guys have a ball! I can't believe you can't have a picnic or throw a frisbee on the beach, but I am sure there is a good reason for it.

    Tell Diggin' Brains we all said hello and if you guys run across Hungry Ghost, give him a great big hug,

    Good luck in the hunt, you all.
     
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    Looks like a good time. Good luck in the hunts.
     
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    I ditto Artie. Have a great time, and find a bunch of goodies.(y):D
     
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    I know you will have fun and I wish you the best of luck in the hunts.
    I have vacationed at Ocean City a couple of times and it is a nice place. I love the boardwalk there and only a short drive to Atlantic City.
     
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    Good luck......dig a bunch of winners!!!
     
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    We had a Member who found some there not so long ago. Good Times for all.
     
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    Looks like a great time Kevin! Good luck in the hunts!
     
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    Best of luck to you both , Brian is a great guy. I have some nice crosses for him this year already.
     
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    Gotz to get down that way one day. Did the dew in the past with the Christian Metal detecting forum in Mich and the Maine Forum in Livermore falls....great times. I hope everyone has a great time and waiting to here the report!
     
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    Looks like such a nice place. Good luck in Sundays hunts.
     
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    Good luck Kevin and Brian.
    Have a great time guys and bring some booty home.

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    Awesome Kevin, have a great time....maybe next year I can join you and brains for the hunt.
     
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    Cool beans.. good hunting to you.
    Chuck
     
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