Ask Me No Questions and I’ll Tell You No Lies

“Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies.”

Enzo to Andreas from The Dane

Cripple Creek, Colo., under martial law, 1894

Cripple Creek, Colo., under martial law, 1894 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanks to Stephanie and Toby for sharing Tuesday’s book signing Q & A in Santa Fe.  It’s the next best thing to being there.

Forrest Fenn was being Forrest Fenn—

a)  generously giving a new clue:  The treasure is not above 20,000 feet.**  Not that any of the mountains appearing on his map in Too Far To Walk are nearly that high.

I remember wishing while out west that my car had an altimeter so I’d know when I was over 5,000 feet  (a previous clue.)

b)  sealing his lips when asked for too much information.

2012.07.17-IMG_5034

2012.07.17-IMG_5034 (Photo credit: martin_kalfatovic)

It looked like the entire trio (Fenn, Preston, and McGarrity) had a wonderful time.  Thanks again!

Now, in other business—i.e.  Dal’s current contest—

I sent him 2 pictures, so the caption you see goes more with the first one, not shown, which is a shadow of a small wooden chest dripping with (costume) jewelry, and it’s the only picture, shadow or otherwise, that anyone is going to see of my “chest” on the internet.

Secondly, and this shouldn’t need to be stated, the “jewel” I’m holding in picture two is fake, a piece of glass, just so no one gets the idea it would be worth their trip to the Midwest.

If I had something like that, it would be in a vault like this one which happens to be on an island somewhere in the Pacific.  Just saying.safe

**  A better clue, the treasure is not over 10,200 feet, appeared in a separate article recently.

2 thoughts on “Ask Me No Questions and I’ll Tell You No Lies

  1. Oh how I have enjoyed this winter in New York. My friend/coworker and I have been so preoccupied with “the quest”. I know you’ve heard it before but we have SEVEN solid solves from the poem and we are flying out in May. I am pretty sure the other two require the “up close and personal” I am an engineer, artist poet and my friend Ken is young and strong with rock climbing skills. We’ve given the poem to naysayers to read as we outlined the path on a very large map as they read. Jaws were dropping EVERY TIME. Now most think we are on it but they doubt it’s there. I certainly have a wealth of history knowledge I didn’t before as well as reading a few new good books. I will know in May

    D. B.

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