Kryptos

English: Low-res image of the CIA's Kryptos sc...

English: Low-res image of the CIA’s Kryptos sculpture, provided by the sculptor, Jim Sanborn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How is it that I’ve never heard of this???

I was visiting Jenny Kile’s blog, Mysterious Writings, and clicked on Codes and Cyphers.  Fascinating.  Right in the CIA courtyard.

 http://mysteriouswritings.com/the-mysterious-unsolved-code-of-kryptos/

deciphering  kryptos

During World War II, the Germans used the Enig...

Dinosaur for Sale

Forrest Fenn's Treasure Chest

Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest

 

 

 

Wondering what to do if you find Fenn’s treasure chest? Just a thought, if you have room in your basement? barn? museum?
Myself? I’d keep the jewels. Just what is a coat bracelet, I wonder?

Trowels and Trenches

I need to borrow £600,000.

Or AU$1,006,629.

Don’t worry, I’m good for it.

Mark the 27th of November in your calendars everyone. That is the day that Misty, a Diplodocus longus dinosaur goes up for auction at the Summer Place auction house in Billingshurst, England. The 18m long and 6m high dinosaur is estimated to sell for somewhere between £400,000- 600,000 and is one of only a handful of Diplodocus’ in the world. In fact the bones of the Diplodocus are so rare that even London’s Natural History Museum displays a plaster cast that is based on two separate skeletons.

MistyIt took a team nine weeks to excavate Misty, after the fluke discovery of the female specimen outside of the Dana Quarry in Wyoming. Famed dinosaur hunter Raimund Albersdoerfer was undertaking an excavation in the quarry when he sent his sons to investigate the area, not expecting them to…

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I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, Somewhere . . .

nursery rhymes4

Now playing on a continuous loop in my head—

The Moody Blues

Oh, yes, I know you’re out there somewhere, somewhere, somewhere,

Oh, yes, I know I’ll find you somehow . . . .

They’re playing in Peoria next Monday.  Yay!

The Best of The Moody Blues

The Best of The Moody Blues (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Next up:

Once upon a time

In my wildest dreams . . . .

Forrest Fenn's Treasure Chest

Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest

Today Show TTOTC Clue Update

It sounds like Forrest and the Today Show people have been in touch.  Just waiting on Matt Lauer for the timing of the next clue.  Getting ready . . . .

People playing Cluedo, a deduction boardgame

People playing Cluedo, a deduction boardgame (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Clue –Forrest Fenn on NBC Today Show

“The treasure is not hidden in Idaho or Utah.”—–Forrest Fenn

English: Clearwater River near Orofino, Idaho

English: Clearwater River near Orofino, Idaho (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s the link:

http://www.today.com/news/keep-searching-fresh-clue-released-hunt-n-m-treasure-worth-6C10480482

Well.  That narrows it down by 168,469 square miles.  I can cross one trip off my list and write about where I was going to look.

Darn.  It looked like a lot of fun.  Wait.  Maybe I’ll still go down that canyon. . . .

(Re–(Updated) Clues Blues

Forrest Fenn's Treasure Chest

Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Ches

{Now scheduled for Friday, June 28th at 0505 Fenn Time}

For those of you not familiar with the Chase,  Forrest Fenn has been giving out one new clue a month on the Today Show.  It was scheduled for June 17th but got postponed.  Not for the first time.  Last month they made him get up at 3 something in the morning two days in a row.  “Truck trouble,” they claimed.  (Although I suspect the crew was out searching for the treasure on the extra day.)  It’s now scheduled for June 27th (Not the 28th)according to Stephanie (What’s A Blaze) at Chasechat.

So far the clues have been:

  • helpful.  Like don’t dig up old outhouses (people apparently thought that’s what “putting in below the home of Brown” meant.  Not what came to my mind.
  • common sense.  Like, don’t dig up a cemetery.  Again, not something that crossed my mind.
  • vague/general.  Like, it’s above 5000 feet.  Not a surprise since he said it was in the Rocky Mountains.

Rocky Mountains from a height.

Actually, I  don’t mind the generality of the extra hints. I don’t want to hear that it’s been found already.  I still plan to head West as soon as we get the chance.  I say we.  I’m waiting on my husband to clear his schedule.  He’s mildly amused by my new hobby.  Also, I haven’t exactly figured out the poem yet….

Forrest Fenn says all one needs is the poem, which is in the book.

Meanwhile, enjoy the Thrill of the Chase as you search/seek/solve/obsess …..

Riches New and Old…

Something Old

Something Old

We just celebrated a 90th birthday in the family.  One of the “Fennster’s”  has a newborn.  Treasures all.

Get a new hat, custom fit.

Get a new hat, custom fit.

If you head west in search of the chest this summer, remember to enjoy the sights along the way—just in case you don’t go home with the gold or bronze.  Find some other nuggets or gems to share.

At least take some pictures so when you approach 90, you’ll have something to jog your memory.

Old barn in a valley

Old barn in an ancient valley