While everyone was here, time passed quickly. Every day was filled with eating, talking, more eating, shopping, seeing a movie, playing games, watching TV, and more eating. We had planned one big family activity--an escape room challenge, which was new to all of us. If you're not familiar with escape rooms, Wikipedia describes them this way:
Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.The facility we went to, Escape from St. Louis, offered two different room scenarios. We chose one called A Ghost Story, where we had to figure out who murdered a teenager twenty-five years ago.
When we arrived at the facility we were escorted to the door of our room. After some short directions our team got a walkie-talkie (to communicate with the front desk or ask for clues, which would add to our final time), flashlights, and a dry erase marker to write on a laminated board in he room. The door opened, we stepped in, and our hour of puzzle-solving started.
The adventure was a lot of fun, and I'm proud to say that we succeeded in escaping from the room before the time expired. We asked for two clues, which added ten minutes to our final time of 62 minutes and 30 seconds.
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