Looking for FUN, clever, interesting and entertaining things to do during the cold days of winter? Look no further….our friends Kathleen and Jeff introduced us to a great outing: the escape room! With different names in different locales, Manchester Breakout Escape Room is wonderful!
Thanks to designer/creator Toshimitsu Takagi, an escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Wikipedia
I had only heard an overview of it while living abroad and never searched it out. But when the temperature dipped below 40ºF yesterday, that’s where we headed.
The game master explained the rules and goals then left the room. We had one hour to ‘escape’ by working together as a team, collecting clues and solving the riddle/puzzle.
I’m happy to report that we all (four adults and one clever teenager) participated equally and successfully broke the code to escape with three minutes to spare.
Living in a new place means everything is NEW to me. This week was no exception.
I enjoyed a cello concert in a lovely room/building in a park.
I saw “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the first time, in an enormous movie theatre, with new friends.
I ate an intimate restaurant called Three Monkeys, yet there were no real monkeys in sight.
As this year ends, I am reminded of all I’ve learned, the new friends I’m blessed with, the long-time friends I reunited with, the good health I have and my friends and family have, the trips I took, and the four seasons I experienced (I still only like two of them.)
Building new friendships, foundations and FUN will be my mantra for the next year.