Completed: June 25, 2015
Released: February 1, 2015
Expires: September 1, 2015
This quest focused on BIG! This was a fun quest, several of the quests were completed while traveling on our summer vacation. Before I left home I viewed a documentary titled “American Giants”, about the history of Muffler Men. These were created as advertising for a variety of businesses across the United States. Along our route we found one in Farmington, New Mexico at a glass business along Main Street. So two quests completed; Research and Visit.
Another quest involved getting a picture of a “World’s Largest”. Along our route I found several, some a bit off our route and others we missed because of traffic or weather. I did see the World’s Largest” working chain saw in Upper Michigan, but that wasn’t my thing. Back in Arizona, after visiting Petrified Forest National Park, we saw a sign for the “World’s Largest” petrified tree. It was at Geronimo’s Trading Post, along I-40 in Joseph City. There is no sign at the tree, in their parking lot, proclaiming it the “World’s Largest”, but the staff confirmed it had been designated and I later found it on a website. What I am standing in front of is the trunk, laying around me are other pieces of the tree’s trunk. It was big!
Finally the Art quest involved locating and photographing a mural, then creating a smaller version. While on our trip we spent several days in Hutchinson, Kansas. I located a wall of murals in downtown which I photographed, then created a sketch using colored pencils. I thought the design was fairly basic, a sheaf of wheat and some quilt squares, and would be easy to sketch. That worked well until I got to the quilt design at the outer edges – not so easy.
Another fun Quest completed!