Forrest Got His Bracelet Back

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Photographic images verifying that the chest was found and the turquoise and silver bracelet is on Forrest Fenn’s wrist again. The LINK.

Book Signing at La Fonda

The bracelet is unique in that the beads are mounted flat. A lot of history there.

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Again, congratulations to the finder of the chest!

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Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest

Gold is Where You Find It

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What began as a birthday gift from Mr. W in late 2018, has kinda taken over. Coolest invention, that Flow Hive, or so I remarked, and Voila! It appeared.

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Some (entire) assembly required.

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So, after a two-day bee-keeping class, lots of reading, and acquiring the appropriate protective wear, (I convinced my doctor that maybe I should have an Epi pen because it’s a long way to a hospital), I ordered my bees.

And, yes, there was a certain amount of trepidation as I drove home with twenty thousand in the back seat.  Brave…

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After a cold, wet spring, they took off. Gangbusters. Prairie blossoms galore.

Bountiful.  More honey than the bees needed. Where to put said treasure?

Beg, borrow and seal any available bottles.

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(Those cute little jars fit in the box my children made for me for Christmas. (See next photo of exotic colored woods. They are nowhere large enough, but I will keep some of each vintage in that treasure box.)

Next, drain and strain, and there you go.

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The new gold standard?

[Maybe I can trade it for toilet paper in these unusual times.]

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Thing Contest… — Thrill Of The Chase

This sounds like fun.  Thanks Forrest and Dal!

“Raindrops on roses….”

 

Share Your Favorite Thing With The Blog Take a photo of it and write a caption in 20 words or less that explains what it is. Your favorite thing must not be alive.. No pets or children or spouses or plants…nothing alive… Submit your photo and caption along with your blog name via email to…

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Gold

Gold is where you find it.                 In a poem.                        After a snow.

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From —

              The Spell of the Yukon

by Robert Service

There’s gold, and it’s haunting and haunting;

It’s luring me on as of old;

Yet it isn’t the gold that I’m wanting

So much as just finding the gold.

 

Fennboree Five (?)

 

 

2019’s Fennboree

  • will be July 5-7th at Hyde (as in Hide?) Memorial State Park just north of Santa Fe.
  • Friday night campfire and hot dog roast at Site # 47.
  • Saturday pot luck at Shelter # 2.
  • More info here.
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66,000 Links North of Santa Fe

Last year’s camping was canceled due to the forest fires, but the Fennboree events were held in town. More on that here and here.

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Good times.

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Good company.

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Good luck!

Douglas Preston discusses —“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”*… — (Roughly) Daily

Forrest Fenn’s friend Douglas Preston’s novel comes true??? Thought I’d share this since I read a few of his books while under the influence, hoping for hints, if not outright clues, as to where the Fenn treasure is hidden, not necessarily buried. ; )

 

A record of the most significant event in the history of life on Earth, the fossil evidence of the almost-instant extinction of most life on the planet: “The Day the Dinosaurs Died” (Plus- Cope)

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Nothing in the Rulebook joins judging panel for Adventure Writers Competition

Son of a son of a sailorWouldn’t it be beyond cool if one of the Fenn treasure hunters won this writing contest?

Oh, the tales they could tell.

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vagabond-images-climate-change Adventure is out there as Nothing in the Rulebook joins forces with Adventure Writer’s competition. Photo credit: Mike Dodson/Vagabond Images

Creative collective Nothing in the Rulebook will thus year join the judging panel of the annual Adventure Writer’s writing competition, a contest widely known for being the only pure adventure writing competition available to writers today.

With a US$1,000 prize up for grabs, writers have until the 30 April 2019 to submit their work to the contest, before the founders of Nothing in the Rulebook will join the Adventure Writers judging panel to sift through entries and pick out a winner, who will be announced on 5 October at the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society convention.

Announcing the news, Nothing in the Rulebook’s Professor Wu said: “we’re delighted to be teaming up with the fabulous team behind the Adventure Writers competition and looking forward to seeking out some exciting…

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Another Searcher in Need of a Hand: A “Go Fund Me” For Charissa… — Thrill Of The Chase

October 2018 by an anonymous friend Good Evening Everyone. Many people have asked how to donate (in smaller amounts) to Charissa and Marti. I spoke to Marti, and with her blessing, we created a GoFundMe for her and her sister. We discussed all the ways we can raise money for her, but those country…

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Diggin Gypsy’s sister was devastated by Hurricane Michael. More information HERE.

 

And Fennboree 2018 Begins!

 

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BoomerGirl wins the Fenn Trivia Contest

BoomerGirl also brought a boat-load of bananas and is rocking her new hair.

Wisconsin Mike brought his kids (his daughter won the kid’s trivia contest) and oversaw an experiment in crowd-sourcing the clues. Results to be announced tomorrow. Participation may have been intentionally vague, although several searchers have a high level of confidence in their solves.

Joe & Joe, Jr.

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Joe and Joe, Jr. from Ohio are tight-lipped about where the treas ure is, but I like the treasure hanging around Junior’s neck: a frog forged by his dad that bears an unusually strong resemblance to Forrest’s creations.

 

Thank you, Connie, for organizing the events this weekend. And best wishes to Vicki from Kentucky who’s been armchair searching since 2013, but on this, her first BOTG search, suffered altitude sickness and has visited a local oxygen bar for relief.

Colorado Bob and the Red-Head head up a 4-generation search team. Great-grandson Hunter has been on 2 of their 18+ searches.  Ken from Georgia is on his 21st trip to the Rockies. Lots more searchers present that I didn’t get to speak with. Good-luck everyone!

A lot of journalists covered tonight’s kick-off: Toby, of course, and free-lancer Lucy, Sheila of The Daily Mail online, Miranda and her photographer Annie from Esquire Britain.

As Forrest’s father said, “The banana train only goes around once.”

Banana Train

 

A “Personality Galore” Hat Contest… — Thrill Of The Chase

Who doesn’t love a contest? Hats off to Dal and Forrest!

Forrest Modeling Mildew Personality Galore Hat Contest More than three years ago Forrest bragged about Mildew..his hat of dubious distinction. He declared that this hat was the most “interesting” on the blog. Shallow claim. I say. Help me prove the point by submitting a photo of your “interesting hat” to me at: dal at lummifilm…

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A Bit of Poetry via the Journey to the Sea Blog

When death comes to ask forgiveness

May I be ready with a kiss.

Take these trinkets. Take that treasure.

I need nothing more than this.

Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics. Sarah hosts with the theme of ekphrastic poetry and introducing Fay Collins’ art. Photo: This image is of an oil painting by Fay Collins used […]

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This short, sweet poem just struck me.

Thank you, Frank Hubeny.

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