The Somerset County Parks Department stages its own "amazing race" each August. The "Somerset County Caper" is a fun two day trek through the various county parks and recreation areas. Family teams compete in challenges, search for clues, and complete tasks - all while learning what our parks have to offer. Every team that completes all of the challenges by the Sunday afternoon deadline is in the running for some great prizes.
This past August was the first time our vacation schedule allowed us to join in the fun. We had such a good time, I think we will planour 2011 vacation around the Caper!
|Getting ready for the paddle boat race at Colonial Park.|
|Bocce at Colonial Park.|
|Looking for the hidden clues at Natirar.|
|Collecting all of the stamps for the scavenger hunt book.|
|A golf lesson at Warrenbrook Golf Course.|
|William is a natural!|
|Doing the Chicken Dance at the Duke Island Park bandshell.|
|Water Balloon toss at North Branch Park.|
|Three-quarters of the Gillette Quartet.|
|Chasing tennis balls - and occasionally hitting one - |
at the Green Knoll Tennis Center.
|Contemplating the wildlife at the Lord Stirling Park Environmental Education Center.|
|Enjoying a musical lesson in ecology courtesy of Kathy Byers|
and Lydia Adams Davis.
|Everyone got into the act!|