luckily, i have a key to his house, so i snuck the whole thing inside while he was at work one morning.
here is the treasure chest:
and here it is all set up:
lots of pics, so i made them links for slow connection folks.
i filled it with:
clay pirate coins
etched bottle of rum
pirate cutlass (also clay)
scurvy prevention pamphlet
pirate shanties (ok, it was really a ray charles cd)
beach towel (sorry, the pirate flag was out of stock!)
tickets to a pirate show (the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy movie)
and i had clues, like a treasure map and message in the bottle, leading to the treasure trove.
clue 1 clue 2 clue 3 clue 4