Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hello new website, goodbye old blog!

That's right. This blog if officially over. Of course, it lives on, but only to show where we have come from. For all that you need to know about where El Grupo is going, what we are doing, and more, please go to our new website here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Recap

Thanks everyone for coming and making this 7th Annual event the best one ever. We had about the same number of adults, but more kids, and a better raffle, so a success was had. Thanks!!!

Pics are of course below provided by Kathleen. Check them out.

I really enjoy putting this event on, and am very excited to start searching for next years clues. I must say though when the event is in motion I get super anxious. I worry like crazy about sabatoge, so when it happened this year I felt crushed. However when I heard from all participants that it was no big deal, well, yes, I felt better, but still not perfect. But yes a great time was had so again thank you.

Below is a description of the fun that was had by Cherish, an El Grupo member in the waiting/making:

Hi, my name is Cherish and I'm 10 years old. My older brother, Nathan, and my older sister, Emily, are members of El Grupo. They have lots of fun biking all over Tucson. This Saturday I got to bike too. El Grupo had an event called the Headless Hunt, where you bike around and look for puzzle pieces hidden near downtown Tucson.

My mom and I decided to be a team this year. We made a good team. My mom and I would read the clues that were given to us, and then she would lead us to the general area where the puzzle pieces could be found. Next I would look around, find the box with the pieces and pull out the two pieces with our number. There were 12 places where we had to bike to. There were clues like find the large lizard sculpture, Tucson's greatest tree and the clock on the rock.

The street names near these locations were also given and that was my mom's job to get us there. It was much easier and more fun to do on a bike than it would have been trying to do it in a car. The slow pace gave us a chance to look at cool sculptures, architecture and other interesting things that we usually just drive by in a car without really seeing.

It was fun! I can't wait until next year's hunt.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

2010 Scavenger Hunt Pics!

Here. (El Grupo Facebook)

Or if you prefer....Here. (Esens site)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More on Scavenger Hunt

Thanks Kathleen for the awesome photos from last year (scroll down). I hope those get you all very excited about Saturday's event - it is gonna be so much fun!

Please know that all El Grupo riders (and their friends, family, peers, etc etc) are expected to participate. It should not be a problem for each of you to come up with the $10, but if it is, please come talk with me. This is about having fun, and raising money so we can do more fun things all year long. Thanks so much to you all who helped to sort, paint, stencil and organize the puzzles - that means a lot to Ignacio and I to have you all involved in the process (and saved us from some late nights!)

Last, but not least, it would be great to have some baked goods out at the start on Saturday morning. We can make a few extra bucks and make sure that people are well sugared for the hunt. It is going to be a blast!

Contact me if you have questions. See you all Saturday morning! Daniela

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pics from 2009 Scavenger Hunt

Thought it would be fun to post the album from last years Scavenger Hunt so all the new folks can see the fun that's coming up! Here on Facebook.

Also, a reminder guys....you've gotta invite your friends to the El Grupo page so we can build it...the more we network it, the more on-line presence El Grupo will have. Please do your part to build the page, ok? Thanks!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday Practice

Tuesday October 26th

Objective: Make, paint, and stensile 75 puzzles for the Scavenger Hunt.

Come in plain clothes and strong minds to make 75 Disney puzzles.

We have to get these done so as to have a great weekend.

Thanks to all for a great Birthday as well. I had a great, memorable one and have all of you to thank.

Thank you!!!!!


Some pics from the bake sale and Coach Ignacio's birthday!

HERE on Facebook!