I’ve heard of Escape rooms before, but never experienced one personally. So, when a friend of mine had a birthday event (at 40, I’m not sure that you can legally call them parties anymore) where the main event was an Escape room, of course I was going to go.
This particular friend, like many of my friends is a computer analyst, so the attendee list was largely inclusive of other analysts, plus a doctor, and various spouses and significant others. Long story short, we felt that we had assembled the right team of folks for tackling an hours worth of puzzles.
The Escape room we attended was called “Escape Anchorage” (which is not actually in Anchorage, for some reason). It was actually in Peter’s Creek, which is something akin to a suburb of a suburb.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the town, it’s definitely small. According to Wikipedia, it’s alternate name is “Petersville” and, according to the 2000 census, there were 27 people living in 189 housing units.
That tells me a few things:
- The census is wrong. I don’t know how 27 people share 189 housing units. 189 houses is far more accurate than 27 people, but the data is all questionable. Having been there before, 189 houses does sound about right–especially 20 years ago. They have a gas station and a single restaurant that I’m aware of. I’d call it the boonies if it weren’t a mere 15 miles from my house.
- Petersville is a term I’ve never heard of before and I’ve lived here for 30+ years. Someone is smoking something…