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

It’s [Finally] Over

Congratulations to the Finder of the Chest!

Forrest Fenn announces that the chest has been found.

Click this.

Details to come.

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Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest

I for one can’t wait to learn the meaning of each of the clues that so intrigued me for the last several years. I hope the person who found it, who for now wishes to remain anonymous, will share DETAILS. So curious as to what led him to the precise spot.

Thank you to all 485 followers on WordPress and the 85 who followed this blog via email. It was fun to create a blog and see what happened. The Fenn Diagrams will remain up until my annual paid fee expires early next year. Then I think if goes to a free version and loses the formatting. Adds may appear before it floats into oblivion.

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I’ll post links to the updates as they are posted. Imagine you are all as curious as to who and and how as I am. It’s been a joy. Thanks again.

Son of a son of a sailor

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The Artist

Good Friday Remembrance

My great-grandmother’s grandfather was an artist. Not sure when he was born, but her mother was born in 1837 in Braunschweig.

Drawing of Christ copy

On the back of the drawing is a tempera (?) painting of the Wetterhorn alp from the glacier-filled valley at Grindelwald.

Wetterhorn

 

Have a blessed Easter.

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.]

 

 

 

 

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)

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

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…

via A “Go Fund Me” For Charissa… — Thrill Of The Chase

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