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    From Varin's post on Unfiction:

    Sorry I haven't posted before now. I got back from my dig 9 minutes before I had to pick up my daughter from the school bus. I haven't gotten much of a chance to sit down since then and wanted to email Gus before posting it on the forum here.

    The floor was the clown floor (7th).

    State: Indiana
    Highway: 80/90
    Mile: 56

    Pictures are here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/varin/s...7624135816298/
    Last edited by maskit; 05-26-2010 at 01:33 AM. Reason: Added photo link

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    nice pix. Congratulations!!!!

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    I don't understand where the highway comes from (and it could be 80 or 90 because they run along the same route at that point). Am I right in thinking that Indiana is not covered by balloons on the map? The 56 is the easiest bit: the 56 varieties.
    ABCDE
    FGHIJ
    KLMNO
    PRSTU
    VWXYZ

    Think inside the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublecross View Post
    I don't understand where the highway comes from (and it could be 80 or 90 because they run along the same route at that point).
    There are 80 balloons on the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maskit View Post
    There are 80 balloons on the wall.
    hehe, I counted the balloons a couple of times and never managed to get 80. To be honest, I didn't think I'd find the 7 at the location I went to. Even when I saw the marking on the tree, I thought it was a coincidence.

    I felt strongly that the 56 would be used and I knew there were only a few mile marker 56 rest stops in the U.S. The most promising seemed to be either Arkansas on I-30 at mile marker 56 or Indiana on 80/90 at mile marker 56.

    The Indiana one just happened to be down the road from my house. I tried to find an 80 or 90 on the floor before heading out there, but the best I came up with was adding a bunch of the numbers up to get 90. (56+30+7+5-8=90). It felt forced, especially since that meant I was using the 56 for both the mile marker and to add up to 90.

    With the 30 right there on the pizza box, I thought for sure it was going to be in Arkansas on I-30. Since the text mentioned Gary, IN and the map on the floor was missing the balloons near Lake Michigan, I went out to look at the rest stop even though I doubted I would find anything. I've gotta thank the people I was brainstorming with too for pushing me to go

    ETA: wow, was this really my first post? I can't believe I've been a member for five years and never had anything to say!
    Last edited by varin; 05-26-2010 at 03:42 PM. Reason: comment on post number
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    The number 80 appears on the wig head on the dressing room floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimerson View Post
    The number 80 appears on the wig head on the dressing room floor.
    Ohhhhhh! Well how about that - 80 is sitting right there, plain as day
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    Yay Varin, Congratulations!!!

    Right after you announced your find on Twitter (but hadn't posted your solution yet), I tried to figure out which floor you used. I was going crazy trying to determine the amount of balloons, so I scanned them, blew them up in Paint and crossed each one off as I counted. It is exactly 80 balloons.

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    good job on the ballon count congrats

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