Herald Hunt coming to Coconut Grove in December
You long time Miamians know that this started out as the Tropic Hunt. Tropic was the color magazine section in the Miami Herald every Sunday. The hunt was started in 1984 by columnist Dave Barry, along with Tropic editors Gene Weingarten and Tom Shroder.
It's sort of a weird puzzle game where everything could be a clue, you may see a man standing on the corner smoking a cigar, that could be a clue. A lady eating ice cream could be a clue. There may be lots of huge dice on one corner and a big clown head on another.
Up to date, there have been 16 hunts. I vaguely remember the first one or two taking place all over the county, clues were everywhere, but I think when it changed from the Tropic Hunt to the Herald Hunt, after the demise of Tropic Magazine, it was then contained to one area, I'm sure it was much safer that way, too.
I remember attending the one in Coral Gables and I think there was one in South Beach and now it's Coconut Grove's turn.
There's a Herald Hunt page which shows what happened in the previous years is here.There are photos and ideas of how the clues were played out.
First prize is usually a cruise for five. It's a lot of fun.
We'll keep you posted when we know more of the details.
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