The name of the game
The challenge at St. Mary's River State Park is to find the signpost with letters on them and unscramble them to create a phrase.
Early on, Team Bay Bougheys spy a sign in the woods with two blaze-orange letters: S H.
"Oh oh," says Mackenzie Boughey, 8. "This Quest is a naughty word."
Not even close.
It's nice to be Questing with the Boughey family of Anne Arundel County.
Heather Boughey is the daughter of the late Bill Burton, for more than 50 years Maryland's senior outdoors writer. Mackenzie is Bill's granddaughter.
With husband/father Jon, the family was there when I hatched the concept of Park Quest 24/7 while camping at Cunningham Falls State Park on Memorial Day weekend.
Mackenzie is wearing a T-shirt with homemade lettering to cheer me on and proclaim herself the successor to this Outdoors Girl.
Mackenzie Boughey, 8
Solving the puzzle, I bag park No. 16. The Bay Bougheys knock off No. 3.
Off to St. Clement's Island via water taxi.