Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – A Summer Trip Around the World, originally blogged [HERE].
The Around the Grid 2 Hunt is now in full swing with a long list of participating merchants. It’s loosely based on the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days, and so is lasting a total of 80 days, through September 30. This hunt is a little unconventional in that you won’t get the LM to the next store on the hunt when you find a prize; you have to use the LMs on the AGH2 website. The other twist to the ARG hunt is that in addition to a $1L hunt prize, many of the stores also have a $25L Gatcha with hunt-themed gifts in them (the gatcha is optional for the merchants). I won’t be showing you stuff from the Gatchas, but here’s some pictures of some of the fun $1L prizes you can get from the regular part of the hunt.
Not all the shops are adhering strictly to the historical aspect of Around the World … but even those who are giving more modern prizes are sticking with the idea of summer travel. I start out my summer trip in the Skull Pump Ride red and black roadster, the AGH2 prize from NR Designs. It’s a drivable vehicle that comes equipped with some smoke and fire when you hit the accelerator. And, man, can this baby fly!
Unfortunately, as you can see I ran this hot rod off the road, which means I’m going to have to walk until I find a place to get a tow. I’m headed off in my mesh plaid cargo shorts and tee which I got as the AGH2 prize at Beautiful & Dangerous.
Finding it a little chilly up here in the northern mountains I whip out the mesh hoodie and t-shirt I scored from the AGH2 at Short Circuit. It captures the around-the-world theme nicely with the world map on the front of the tee.
But what do you know? Just down the road I come upon a cute little taxi, sitting around just waiting for me to drive it. This Whimsy Taxi is the AGH2 gift from StoraxTree and is also drivable. Since I’ll be back inside a car again, I can take off the hoodie and try out the Outer Banks shorts and tank top that I got as the AGH2 gift from Euphoria Couture. Now if I can just manage to keep this taxi from running off the road …..
Car: Skull Pump Ride – Red & Black by NR Designs (AGH2 prize/$1L)
Shorts & Tee: Plaid Cargoes & Tee (mesh) by Beautiful & Dangerous (AGH2 prize/$1L)
Top: Open Hoodie with Shirt by Short Circuit (AGH2 prize/$1L)
Shorts & Tank: Outer Banks (mesh) by Euphoria Couture (AGH2 prize/$1L)
Taxi: Whimsy Cab by StoraxTree (AGH2 prize/$1L)
Geoffrey is also wearing:
Skin: Ashton Tan by Belleza (Group Gift/$350 to join/free)
Eyes: Mid grey eyes by [dirty.little.secret]
Hair: Sailor in Coffee by A&A Designs (Voting Present/free)