Chapter 9 - Lucky Number 4
Startled, Bob snapped his head around to see the locked doorknob turning.
The door opened. It was Kitty.
“You scared the Charles Dickens out of me, Kitty!” said Bob.
“I’m sorry, Bob.”
“Don’t worry, it was just a little scare.”
“No, I mean, I’m sorry about everything. I just want us to be happy. And what makes you happy, makes me happy. So I’m here to help.”
“Really, Kitty? You want to hunt treasure with me?”
“Yes. More than anything. What can I do?”
It did make Bob happy. Very happy. But he wasted no time.
“I’m trying to figure out this painting,” he said. “I believe there is something about this painting that points the way to Walter’s treasure.”
“How do you know?”
“Because look, everything in the painting is about the Trail. Everything in it I have learned about this past week during my journey.”
They studied the painting. It was a collage of sorts that appeared to depict a series of scenes that might be found along the Trail. There was a prospector, a covered wagon, a bearded man . . . Mountain Man! And trees. Oak trees. And others. Bob had learned about all of them through his journey.
“Look, Kitty. Even the leaves of the trees look golden, like it’s late September. And look at the cotton flowing from this tree.”
“Well that’s silly, Bob. Cottonwoods don’t even drop cotton in September. And the one in this painting can’t be old enough. Not at this Chapter in its life.”
Bob squinted and turned towards his wife. He felt lucky to have her there.
“What did you say, Kitty?”
In Chapter 9, a compassionate Kitty surprises Bob by dropping by the camera shop and announcing her interest in helping him find Walter’s treasure. There, the couple study an old painting of Trail life near Kearney and they reflect on the lessons learned throughout Bob’s journey.
Reflection is a fitting theme for today’s hunt. A little over one year ago, the Kearney App launched in part because of the generosity of CHI Health Good Samaritan’s willingness to support it financially through its title sponsorship. Without CHI Health Good Samaritan, the Kearney App and the Nebraska Treasure Hunt would likely never exist in their current forms.
Your mission is to visit CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney. Look for the Nebraska Treasure Hunt banner. There you will find the clue that will point you in the right direction to find today’s Tokens.
If you uncover a Nebraska Treasure Hunt token, keep it. Redeem treasure tokens Here. Redeem bonus tokens for Points by clicking “Rewards” in your Kearney App and then “Earn Points.” Read policies for possible hiding locations before starting your hunt.
One new Treasure Token has been hidden somewhere in Kearney that is redeemable for a $100 gift certificate from CHI Health Wellness Center at Good Samaritan. It is good for your choice of MassageTherapy, personal training, Pilates reformer training, or membership credit. The first person to possess the token is entitled to redeem it. 5 new Bonus Tokens have also been hidden that are redeemable in Kearney App Rewards for 200 Points each. Each can be redeemed only one time for Points. The Wellness Center is located in the basement of the Medical Office Building. Each day of the year, a new code is posted there that is worth Kearney App points. Today, there is also a “quiz” available in Kearney App Rewards that is worth 25 Nebraska Treasure Hunt Points if you answer each question correctly. The staff at the Wellness Center can help you with the answers.
“Like” the Wellness Center Facebook page. If Tokens are not being found soon enough, we may post additional clues there: https://www.facebook.com/wellnessfitnesscentergoodsamaritanhospital