So what is up with the RA in the Val Can Dorm at Waverly Academy? You never see her and if you knock on her door she yells at you and threatens to give you demerits. Also is she a candidate too or what?. Plus if she never leaves her room how does she know what goes on. If I didn’t already know who the culprit was I would think it was her.
If you’re like me, there are some Nancy Drew games that you simply get in the mood to play from time to time. White of Icicle Creek is my cold weather winter game. My plan last winter was to not to play it until one of those days when everyone was snowed in. Yeah right, it seems that everyone else in this country (baring Southern California, Miami, and Hawaii,) spent most of last winter snowed in, or in blizzard like weather. Unfortunately (or fortunately if you will) I seemed to live in the one area of the country that got very little snow. Yeah it snowed 1 ONE Day, wow!
So now here I am, it’s August and it’s 100 heat index hot, and what do I want to play… you guest it “White Wolf of Icicle Creek”. This isn’t my favorite over all game, just my favorite winter game. I was watching an Arglefrumph Youtube
video, Here’s the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIOQKk9JgrA
where he said that (in his opinion) the fox and geese game in White Wolf, was the worst puzzle. I have to agree with him. Unlike the Sudoku, nonograms, etc, in Shadow at the Water’s Edge you can’t look up the answer/shortcut in UHS hints or any other walkthrough. Nope you just play until you finally win. Sorry guys but the glitch that was used in the sauna puzzle would have been better served if it was in the fox and geese game.
Anyway, I’m not playing White Wolf of Icicle Creek……not right now….no I’m not …no….No….No!!!!
Seriously y’all/guys I’m playing Warnings at Waverly, but that’s for another blog.
This has been one interesting case. After the train dropped me off, it left without me. I wasn’t worried because I knew Frank and Joe would make sure they came back for me. Anyway, after locating the mine, and wandering through the caves. I found Jake well that is to say I found his skeleton. But I also found something else the real reason Lori wanted to find his mine, and gold had nothing to do with it.
It seems that Jake had this gift for making friends, and I mean making friends. On his skeleton, I found a picture of Camille. That I wasn’t surprised at because it didn’t take a genius to figure out how infatuated he was with her. But it was the piece of paper underneath that was a shock. It was a letter from Abe Lincoln, you know 16th President of the US. That in its self was huge, but then I looked at the date and realized when he wrote it. The very night he was assassinated. Which meant it was probably the last thing Lincoln ever wrote, which meant it was worth a fortune.
Unfortunately Lori, had caught up with me. Let’s just say the whole I’m dumb as a truck load of bricks act that Lori does, is just that an act. Well to make a long story short, Lori caused (purposely I might add) a cave in, trapping me inside. But I managed to get out riding in a Mine car. Now that was fun.
Lori was walking back to the train, when I (in my mine car) came flying up behind her. I tried not to laugh at her sitting their in her designer clothes covered in mud.
After her father found out what she had done, ie trying to kill me, he cut her off completely, well her credit cards. I must say this had been an interesting adventure. Oh I’ve got to go John Gray, Tino, and Charleena are having one major of an argument!
I much as I hate to admit it Frank Hardy isn’t a bad cook, well at least when it come to hamburgers. Unfortunately I had to eat and run. I had promised Fatima that I would help her out and make some more taffy. I often wonder how I get my self into these fixes, having to do odd jobs for everyone. But oh well it was for a good cause.
My timing for leaving the cafe could have been better. No sooner than I had left than the great great (you get the idea) grandson of Jake Hurley’s engineer came in. Thankfully Frank is a detective and paid attention. It wasn’t easy though, the man very easily got off the subject. The subject being Jake Hurley. But Frank discovered that just ringing the bell made him talk about old Jake.
Right now I’m sitting in Jake’s workroom, waiting for the others to come back. Tino claims to know where Jake’s mine is, and he drug Lori and John off with him. I hate to break the news to him, (OK Ok, I will relish breaking the news to him), that the mine is in Brimestone Canyon. How do I know this? Well let’s just say I’ve been hanging out in Jake’s workshop a lot during this trip.
Greeting from Copper Gorge Colorado. I always thought that River Heights was a small town, but nope, not even close. Cooper Gorge consists of a cafe, a museum/taffy shop, and a grave yard. The museum/taffy shop is very interesting, or should I say the owner Fatima is interesting. I would describe her but I have no idea what she looks like. She wears this old gigantic miner costume, so I never see her face. I do know this about her is that she’s a big Charleena Purcell fan. I had to go get Charleena’s autograph (long story there), in order to get to look in an old trunk.
Speaking of not being able to see a person face, the same applies to the caretaker at the cemetery. Cooper Gorge cemetery is where Camille Hurley is buried. Let’ just say that Jake really loved his wife. Not quite the Taj Mahal but he loved her just the same. Anyway the caretaker nearly scared the bejeebies out me when I went to visit her grave. NEVER EVER sneak up on someone in a graveyard.
Right now I’m ready for lunch (or is it breakfast). Anyway the owner of the cafe talked Frank Hardy into being a short order cook. So there is no way I’m passing up the opportunity to see this.
Well, I found Lori. The whole disappearance was just an act (not exactly shocking news, is it?) Lori, it turns out wanted to see which of us could find her first. I wanted to tell her that I was the only one who had been physically looking for her. But she kept calling me by the wrong name, so I left it alone.
Anyway a reward, she gave me a letter that Jake Hurley wrote to his niece, before he disappeared. Jake had apparently gone a little squirrely, and so his niece thought the letter was full of ramblings of a crazy man. She threw it in the trash, where, amazingly it remained until Lori (or so she says) found it.
So now using the letter as a guide. I’m off to solve puzzles on this train, and believe me there are a lot. Bess and George have offered to help in anyway. I think it’s because George wants an excuse to get out of having to help Bess paint her bedroom.
So here I go with the puzzles. Think I’ll start with this one.
Well the slugs did open the door but didn’t lead me to Lori. Instead I found Jake Hurley’s workshop. This place is both creepy and comforting at the same time. Jake Hurley was a man of many talents. He was also a man of many secrets. Secrets that he went to great pains to hide, as to why I don’t know. I am going to find out, but first I must find Lori, and there is one more door to open. If she’s not in the next car (which is the final one) then I will start really getting concern.
Sometimes I don’t understand people. Our host has disappeared, and while I am not the only one who is “looking” for her, I am the only one who is LOOKING for her. Joe, Frank and Tino all seem to think she can be located by reading a book. John Grey is more concerned with locating Camille’s (Jake Hurley’s wife) ghost, and Charleena is only concerned with meeting her deadline. It has been my past experiences that sitting a reading are great but actions get better results.
Tino, who is full of hot air (I’m really being nice.) gave me a slug that he says is worthless. But I’m not so sure. I found another one in Camille’s car. So now I’m going to find out if they have anything to do with that scale I found. It’s built into the wall, right next to a door, that is locked. Here’s to hoping it can be opened.
You’ll never believe where I am. I am on a train with Lori Girard. Just in case you’ve been under a rock or living in a cave for the past few years, Lori is one of those wealthy trust fund prep school kids who are famous for being famous. There are five more people on the train, six if you count the conductor. Among those here are Tino Balducci, Charlena Purcell, who I sort of met during a recent “vacation” to Shadow Ranch, and John Grey, host of Ghost Chasers.
So why is a small town girl from River Heights rubbing elbows with a socialite, an award winning author, a famous detective LOL, and a television celebrity. Well that has to do with the last two guests on the train… Frank and Joe Hardy. The short version of the story is that Frank and Joe knew Lori, (how I don’t know), and convinced her to allow me to come.
Ohh there’s the whistle, we’re supposed to meet in the dinning car for Lori to tell us why were here and where we’re going. I just hope this is not another publicity stunt.
Yeah!! Finally found Bess. Unfortunately the bad guy got away, and it was who I had suspected all along. The really bad news was that he got away with El Toro’s treasure, which wasn’t gold but much more valuable. Oh and by the way we found El Toro, literally, his skeleton was still in his bed where he had died. Good thing I’m used to seeing skeletons and mummies otherwise I would have been totally freaked out.