On Saturday morning, before going about our regularly scheduled Saturday activities, we decided that we would participate in the Hidden Cash hunt in London. After looking at the first clue, knowing it instantly, and thinking “Hey finding, £100 would be pretty sweet!” we headed over to Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park.
Hidden Cash is run by a San Francisco millionaire with the goodhearted intention of making people smile. It’s a treasure hunt. With actual treasure. I’m in. It’s all done through twitter, and you can see the account here. It’s been done all over the US, and London was the first international destination.
Whilst we didn’t find any cash, we had an awesome time searching, and that’s the whole point, really. Plus, whilst hunting for money, people were picking up rubbish and throwing it in the bin, so helping clean up Hyde Park was an inadvertent, but good side-effect of it all!
Double checking the first clue.
The searchers centered around the Peter Pan statue.
The Peter Pan statue.
Some very enthusiastic looking!
Sam decided to have a bit of a rest after frantically searching the woods, while I was still running around like a mad woman.
Eventually, we both gave up.
I walked around Hyde Park barefoot. Hope that doesn’t gross you out.
After giving up the hunt, but before returning to our Saturday plans, we took a much needed wade into the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. (It’s not disrespectful, you’re encouraged to put for feet in.) There were hundreds of kids in their swimming suits splaying in the fountain, as well as quite a few grown-up kids as well!
Here’s a brief history of the fountain: The goal of the memorial was to be inclusive; a place for all walks of life to come together to have a nice wade or a lovely spot for to sit and think. But it’s quite controversial because it’s been plagued by error. It’s flooded, dried up, been vandalised, and several people have gone to the hospital for slipping since the monument opened in 2004.
That’s actually an optical illusion. Sam is not exercising his excellent footballing skills in this photo.
The water is pretty chilly. Sam learned this the hard way after being splashed by a passerby.
Has anyone else participated in the #hiddencash hunt?