Here’s Larry!

Week 9

Larry's home! Can you spot him in the photo?

It was bound to happen that Larry would eventually run out of places to run to and hide in, but he sure had a great time exploring Alamosa and we hope you did too!

Week 8

Do you see Larry in the picture?

A “shop for my gifts” is one way of saying a “gift shop” since it’s a place for one to shop for small items intended to be given as presents, whether for yourself or to someone else. The word “Alley” is a big clue, as is “Treasure”, and “Retail” is another indicator that Larry is at a place that sells things. So, what retail store “downtown in the valley” has the words “Alley” and “Treasure” in it’s name that sells souvenirs and other small gifts? Treasure Alley, of course!

Larry will be at Treasure Alley all weekend, so head on over there and take a picture with him! Be sure to post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ifoundlarry

Week 7

Where's Larry? Can you find him in the photo?

The first clue for this week was pretty difficult as it didn’t offer as many disguised hints as last week, but the words “untamed flowers” in bold was actually a cryptograph, or coded message, of the place where Larry was hiding (untamed = wild, flowers = roses). The second clue has the word “Roses” written twice in bold with the first letter capitalized, meaning that it’s very important and part of the location’s name. With all that said, we can conclude that Larry was skulking around Wild Roses all week.
Be sure to post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ifoundlarry

Week 6

Larry was hiding at Papa Murphy's Pizza! Do you see him in the picture?

This week’s clues are a bit funny, but very revealing! The names of Larry’s family members in his first clue are actually pizza ingredients (Pepper + Roni = pepperoni, Motsy + Rella = mozzarella), so we know that he’s someplace where pizza is served. Rumphy is an anagram, or a word formed by rearranging the letters of another word, of Murphy, which is another big clue. “Papa” is written in bold letters and capitalized, so it’s most likely a part of the location’s name.

“Pete’s a pie” sounds an awful lot like “pizza pie”, doesn’t it? And the words “bakes” and “takes” are both highlighted in the second clue. So, what place has pizza that you can take home to bake? That’s right, it’s Papa Murphy’s!

If you found him, be sure to post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ifoundlarry.

Week 5

Larry was Milagros all week! Do you see him in the photo?

In Larry’s first clue, the word “coffee” is written in bold letters, which is a hint that Larry is hiding at a place associated with coffee (a clue within a clue)!

Larry’s second clue has the words “mills”, “all” and “groves” in bold letters. Together, when said aloud, those three words sound very much like Milagros, which is where Larry was hiding this week. And doesn’t the coffee pot on Milagros’s sign look big enough for a giant to use?

Larry will be at Milagros all weekend, so head on over there and take a picture with him! Be sure to post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ifoundlarry

Week 4

There he is playing around in Big Valley HobbyTown! Do you see him?

One of the first things you notice in Larry’s first clue is the word “Town” in bold letters and capitalized. Learning from experience, we can tell that this word is important and possibly part of the location’s name.Larry then goes on to talk about playing with toys, building models as well as mentioning various projects and puzzles that can be done in his second clue. All these things are called hobbies, which are a special type of activity that you do for fun in your spare time. There’s only one place in Alamosa that has “Town” in its name with assorted hobbies inside it and that’s Big Valley Hobbytown!
Larry will be at Big Valley Hobbytown all weekend, so head on over there and take a picture with him! Be sure to post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ifoundlarry

Week 3

Larry was hiding at the Narrow Gauge Book Co-op this week!

Larry's first clue says he’s hiding at a place with a lot of books that “reminds him of home,” with “home” being the Alamosa Public Library. The Narrow Gauge Book Co-op has lots of books too, which is why it reminds him of home.

In Larry’s second clue, the words “not wide” are in bold. “Narrow” means “not wide”. “Measure” is also written in bold. Another word for “measure” is “gauge”, which is part of The Narrow Gauge Book Co-op’s name.

Larry will be at the Narrow Gauge all weekend, so head on over there and take a picture with him! Be sure to post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ifoundlarry

Week 2

Larry was hiding at the Green Spot! Do you see him in the photo?

Larry’s first clue mentions greenery and flora, both of which refer to plants. The word “spot” is capitalized and written in bold letters.

His second clue is a little bit more tricky. He talks about a “house of this color” that “has beds big and small”. What’s a well known “house of this color” that would have “beds” big and small? No, it’s not the White House. It’s a GREENhouse! Greenhouses are used to grow plants, including flowers, which grow in flowerBEDs.

Again, just like in Larry’s last clue, this rhyme also has a word that is capitalized and in bold: Green. So what place has plants inside it with the words “spot” and “green” in its name? Why, it’s The Green Spot, of course!

Larry will be at The Green Spot all weekend, so head on over there and take a picture with him! Be sure to post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ifoundlarry

Week 1

Larry was hiding at the Alamosa Parks and Recreation building. Do you see him in the photo?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a hard one, we know. 

In Larry’s first clue, the word “park” is in bold. The word “park” is also in “Alamosa Parks and Recreation”.

He goes on to mention a lake and a gym. Blanca Vista Park has a lake that you can visit, which the Parks department takes care of, and the Parks and Rec building has a gym inside it (Larry must’ve used some of his gnome magic to sneak in, but was quickly shooed outside by staff because he knows that they're still closed to the public at this time. Silly Larry!)

Larry’s second clue talks about sliding, slipping and rolling across a dance floor. The Alamosa Ice Rink is both an ice skating rink and a roller rink--the only place in town where you can slide, slip and roll across the dance floor, but try not to trip! It's located right next to the Alamosa Parks and Recreation building.

Larry will be at the Alamosa Parks and Rec building the whole weekend, so go over there now and take a picture with him! Then post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ifoundlarry