Yes, you read that headline right. Driving blind and tossing ping pong balls into toilets were just a couple of the interesting things we did during the Route 66 Challenge Saturday.

Yes, you read that headline right. Driving blind and tossing ping pong balls into toilets were just a couple of the interesting things we did during the Route 66 Challenge Saturday.

I was scheduled to meet Daily Guide and Rolla Daily News' Sales Manager, Shannon Reed, at the ARK at 6:45 a.m. so we could leave her car and drive the Newshound van to Old Town Antiques where the Challenge started.

Shannon was late and, like a good friend, I teased her mercilessly about it, busting her out on Facebook in a video. You can see that video on Daily Guide's Facebook page. She'll forgive me for that eventually, I'm sure.

The Challenge started off at Old Town Antiques near Dolittle. The Newshounds did not get off to a good start and were the last ones to leave the parking lot. The challenge was to find two specific items, in a specific section of the giant complex of buildings, and take a photo with them, after deciphering a riddle about the objects.

Unfortunately, Shannon and I had the absolute worst luck with this first adventure. We found the angel wings, but we absolutely could not find a fox in a window. We left the first challenge dead last, after accidentally setting off a door alarm trying to leave, and that was our theme for the rest of the day.

We hilariously failed at many of the adventures, especially those requiring any kind of aiming skill. We couldn't drop a bobber into a bucket with a rod and reel, we couldn't toss a ping pong ball into toilet shaped mug, and I couldn't throw a tomahawk to save my life, but we did have fun driving all over the county trying to do these things. <div id="tout-wsgtxk-target"></div>
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"It was very interesting. I've never done anything like that before. It was fun to see different parts of the area that I wasn't familiar with," Shannon said about the experience.

It was a lot of fun trying to give Shannon directions while she tried to drive a remote control car blindfolded. Video of this hilarious event is on our Facebook page as well. Shannon said she thought that challenge was the most fun, while "the Trail of Tears portion was extremely interesting."

Our entire adventure was recorded on Facebook in pictures and videos as part of the game. In order to receive points for the various adventures and detours, we had to post photos Daily Guide's Facebook page with #Rt66Challenge2016 on the photos. In fact, all the teams hash-tagged their photos in this way, so people who are interested in seeing what everyone was up to can search that hash-tag on a search engine and find them all.

The day was fun and the public is invited to review our pictures and videos to have a great laugh at our expense. Believe me there are some laughable moments in those videos!

"Setting off an alarm at our first stop was probably the funniest thing that happened all day. Although, jumping in front of a billboard and crawling under a car were pretty funny too," Shannon said.

I personally thought the most entertaining thing we did all day was try to keep from being dead last, which we accomplished, but only by one. We were second to last. :)