We’ll be back with Week 5 of Boulder Rocks! on Monday morning. Pick up the Colorado Daily or visit ColoradoDaily.com for the week’s first clue — and your shot at $500.
Bay Miller and her mom, Barb, found that two heads are better than one when it came to finding this week’s Boulder Rocks! rock.
The mother-daughter team just learned of the contest, but they wasted no time in tracking down this week’s clues. They found the rock Thursday at the base of a tree in Mattie Dean Garden, a small Boulder pocket park located across Pleasant Street from Columbia Cemetery.
“I thought it would be a fun thing to do to find the rock,” 18-year-old Bay Miller said. “It’s summer and we thought this would be a fun thing to do together. This was something different — I haven’t been on a scavenger hunt since I was little.”
The Millers used their detective skills and Google to help them track down the rock.
“The second clue had serenity in it and we immediately knew it was the graveyard,” Barb Miller said. “We did some research and found out who was buried there. We started looking for the famous people buried there.”
Thursday’s clue — “To my south lies a lasting monument to Eben G. Fine” — led the Millers to the Mattie Dean Garden, which is south of the cemetery, where Fine, aka “Mr. Boulder,” is buried.
“We started looking under some bushes and we found the rock in 10 minutes,” Bay Miller said. “It was fun and it was like a game to us. It was like solving a puzzle.”
Finders of the rock earn a cool $500, but this time the winnings will be split between mother and daughter.
“I’m not sure what I’ll do with my money,” Bay Miller said. “I’ll definitely save some, and I’ll do something fun with a little bit of it.”
Miller just graduated from New Vista High School and is planning to attend Naropa University, so the money will come in handy.
Meanwhile, Mom has other plans for her winnings.
“I’m planning to do something wild,” Barb Miller said.