Make Merry While Ye May

So, we’re not throwing bedrolls in the back of the pick-up in December and heading out to search for Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure, but we are enjoying the season.

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Mr. W and his snow kitten.

We might not be decorating the the extent that my great-great-grandmother did, . . .

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Hidden gems. Wait. Is that a Prussian soldier on the wall?

Merry Christmas and All the Best in the New Year!

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Santa Fe: Sharing Cowlazar’s Vlog # 102

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Road Trip Video  by Cowlazars, the guy behind the JDiggins benefit at Collected Works Bookstore. Some great shots of Forrest Fenn’s office museum/library…

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Mr. Fenn signing my TTOTC.

and inner sanctum, aka ‘the vault.’

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I love his amazing book collection.

Peace, all.

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4 Days, $4,000? [UPDATED]

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If donations for Jamie Jordan (aka JDiggins), who lost her home and business in the Mendocino fire, reach $26,255.72 by August 31, Forrest Fenn will donate an additional $10,000.

Some of the 60 prizes in the raffle drawing are pictured below.

Updates here and here and other sites.

Big thanks to this big-hearted community!

UPDATE: THEY MADE IT!!!

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Forrest Fenn Turns 88 Today

To the man who hid a treasure chest in the Rockies:

Happy Birthday, Forrest!

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since a birthday wish for Forrest turned into an invitation to visit his place in Santa Fe. Fascinating man. Astounding collections. I treasure the memory.

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Another Way to Help Out JDiggins

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Forrest Fenn has donated the original artwork of The Dancing Gypsies from p. 43 of The Thrill of the Chase. A silent auction is being conducted on Cynthia’s blog.

And, there is this post today from forum:hint of riches. QUOTED–

This is HUGE
Please, everyone listen with big ears (to quote Forrest).

As of today we have raised $16,255.72 to help Jamie Jordan, who lost her home and business in the terrible Mendocino Fire. If we can get enough donations to raise that figure to $26,255.72 by August 31, Forrest will donate $10,000 to Jamie. That will give us $36,255.72. WOW!

Please help us spread this word around the search community because we need everybody’s help.
Here is the paypal: https://www.paypal.me/JJDiggins

For updates on the September 6th drawing to benefit Jamie, who lost her home in the Mendocino fire, click this.

 

Brave? (A Visual Aid)

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Watch this.  Click on:  Ten Meter Tower 

                                    (a short film by two Swedes.)

Who do you relate to most? I mean, if  you were to give it a go.

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Reference pages 7 and 73 in ONCE UPON A WHILE for Forrest Fenn’s version of going for it.

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History 109 (Portal Revisited)

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East Palace

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, I finally strolled over to find Dorothy McKibbin’s obscure office space.

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(And found another interesting gallery nearby.)

 

 

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In a previous post, I mentioned Sheinkin’s excellent hx books

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And for an exciting historical fiction read regarding the Norwegian episode of the race, read The Saboteur, by Andrew Gross.

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