20 Questions: Mr. Wilson’s Vacation Edition

July 14, 2009 at 1:05pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

It’s time for another round of Twenty Questions! Today’s topic: The Wilsons are about to go on vacation. Where are we going? More specifically, where will we sleep beginning Wednesday night?. This one is tricky, folks. You will need to be specific, and to do that you will need to do a little research. Don’t forget the rules:

  1. The questions should be worded so they generate a yes/no answer.
  2. Each person may ask one question at a time. After your question has been answered, you may ask another one.
  3. Ask your question as a comment to this blog post. Do not ask your question as a reply to another comment (i.e. a “nested comment”)
  4. Feel free to “talk amongst yourselves” by indicating that your comment is not an actual guess.

Go!

What we know so far:

  1. It is not outside of Nebraska.
  2. It is not Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City.
  3. We will not be camping.
  4. We will be staying in a cabin.
  5. We will be north of I-80.
  6. We will not be staying in a caboose at Two Rivers State Park.
  7. We will be at a State Park.
  8. We will not be in the Central Time Zone.
  9. We will be west of North Platte.
  10. We will be at a Nebraska State Park (as opposed to a State Recreation Area).
  11. We will be west of Highway 2/71 (interpreted as within this area).
  12. We will be at Fort Robinson State Park.
  13. We will not be in a lodge room.
  14. We will be in the upper Cabin Loop.
  15. We will be in an adobe cabin.
  16. We are in either cabin 5, 6, or 7.
  17. We are not in a “b” cabin.
  18. We are not in cabin 5.
  19. We are in cabin 6a or 7a.
  20. We are staying in cabin 7a. Good work, West A Dad!

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Fletch July 14, 2009 at 1:45pm

Will you be sleeping outside of the great state of Nebraska?

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 1:46pm

Are you going to Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark in KC?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 1:55pm

No.

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 1:56pm

No.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 1:57pm

I wish I was!

Nikkidemas July 14, 2009 at 2:10pm

That was my 1st thought too smile

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 2:11pm

No.

Nikkidemas July 14, 2009 at 2:11pm

Will you be camping?

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 2:18pm

Will you be staying in a “cabin”?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 2:35pm

Yes.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 2:57pm

Will you be north of Interstate 80?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 3:05pm

Yes.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 4:11pm

Are you going to Two Rivers State Park and stay in a Union Pacific caboose?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 4:14pm

No.

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 4:46pm

That was my first thought. That’s why i asked if it was in or out of Nebraska.

As fate has it, I am going there next week. I hope it’s awesome.

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 4:47pm

Will you be at a State Park?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 4:55pm

Yes.

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 5:16pm

Will you remain in the central time zone?

Nikkidemas July 14, 2009 at 5:46pm

Good question!!

If the answer winds up being canoeing/tubing the Niobrara, I will be bummed.  I had to cancel my Niobrara trip this weekend!

Gene July 14, 2009 at 6:08pm

*Not a guess*

Eugene Mahoney State Park has plenty of nice cabins and is north of I-80.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 6:28pm

Do it Gene! Ask!!!!!

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 6:33pm

No.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 6:37pm

Don’t do it now…...

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 6:43pm

Will you be west of North Platte?

Moses July 14, 2009 at 6:44pm

Will the State Park be a Nebraska State Park?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 6:45pm

Yes.

Moses July 14, 2009 at 6:45pm

As opposed to a State Recreation Area

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 6:56pm

Yes.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 6:56pm

Will you be west of Highway 2/71?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 7:21pm

Yes*.

* I interpreted “west of Highway 2/71” to be roughly the encircled area shown here.

Gene July 14, 2009 at 7:21pm

Chadron State Park and Ponca State Park both have cabin areas, I believe.

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 7:33pm

Will you be at Fort Robinson State Park?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 7:36pm

Yes.

But we aren’t done yet!

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 7:43pm

Not an official question, but a clarification question: Do we need to be more specific as to where you are sleeping (i.e. the type of cabin)?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 7:52pm

@Fletch: With the number of questions left I think you should be able to figure out the “address”—i.e. unit number, room number, campsite number, etc.—of where I will be sleeping. Knowing you guys, with 8 questions left you will probably be able to figure out which direction my head will point!

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 8:14pm

I figured as much.

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 8:17pm

Will you be in a “Lodge Room”?

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 8:18pm

Are you in the upper Cabin Loop?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 8:26pm

Yes.

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 8:26pm

No.

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 8:28pm

Crap. If it has to do with a park, West A Dad will get it every time. I wouldn’t know a good follow up question. LOL

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 8:31pm

Will you be in an “Adobe” cabin?

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 8:32pm

LOL with Fletch!

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 8:36pm

Yes.

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 8:36pm

That was my last sub question that i was thinking too.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 8:49pm

Are you in Adobe cabin five, six or seven?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 8:56pm

Yes.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 9:00pm

Are you in a “B” cabin?

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 9:04pm

Are you in Cabin 5?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 9:05pm

No.

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 9:06pm

That was question #18, by the way. Only two more questions left!

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 9:06pm

No.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 9:10pm

Are you in cabin 6A or 7A?

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 9:13pm

Those are nice looking “cabins”. I haven’t been to Ft. Robinson since 1972.

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 9:16pm

Yes. But which one? Only one question left!

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 9:19pm

West A, shame on you ... had you asked for 6 and he said NO, you would have known it was 7, or vice versa. Now we are at a coin toss for question 20.

HOWEVER, in fairness, I think question 2 should be discounted as it was clearly asked in error after question one. So we should still have 2 to go.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 9:20pm

Are you in 7A?

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 9:24pm

Bingo! When in doubt, always go with 7. Good work West A Dad, and everybody else! I’ll have to bring you back a souvenir.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 9:25pm

I like to live dangerously!

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 9:25pm

By the way, my “shame on you” is all in love and fun, brother!

Mr. Wilson July 14, 2009 at 9:26pm

On a completely unrelated note, does this look like an impact crater to anybody else? It sits just outside the park.

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 9:27pm

6A was only reserved for Wednesday night, I figured you’d stay for more than one.

Fletch July 14, 2009 at 9:32pm

Well done, West A

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 9:58pm

Another group effort! Well done by all who played!

West A Dad July 14, 2009 at 10:01pm

It does look like a crater.  Meteor or explosive, I don’t know.

Have a good safe trip Mr. Wilson!

Former Lincolnite July 18, 2009 at 8:39pm

My guess is that it’s a windmill/water trough with lots of cattle trails leading to it.

Have a good trip

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