Featured Question and Weekly Words from Forrest Fenn: Batter at Plate

forrest fenn weekly wordsForrest, Your life has been so full and exciting. It has been such a treat living vicariously through your experiences. Your life and your treasure hunt has been the catalyst for so many of us to create our own adventures. While researching countless hours I’ve found myself drawn into the culture and era of our ancestors time after time. It makes me take pause and wonder what life would’ve been like with each subject I research.

It makes me wonder if there was a culture or era in particular that you wish you could have experienced. I’m sure you would have been a Maverick no matter where you might have landed in time! ~Dusty Rose Treasury

Dear Dusty Rose Treasury,
Looking back on my life, with the advantage of 85 years of hindsight, I can understand how you would arrive at that conclusion. But, like the batter standing at the plate, it was not possible for me to know what will happen in the next few minutes.

To answer your question in full would take more space that Jenny allows here, but I will say that I would like to have been with the first human that stepped into North America, and I would like to have been with the Indians at the Custer fight. And probably a lot of events in-between.f



The above Featured Question is also Weekly Words from Forrest for June 3rd,, 2016. The complete list is here:

Weekly Words From Forrest Fenn

and the link to Featured Questions is here:

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146 Responses

  1. GEYDELKON says:

    Thanks Jenny and Forrest.

  2. Chesney says:

    Thank you Dusty Rose Treasury, Ms. Kile, and most of all… Master Fenn, for the answer to my question. Stay safe all and hope everyone is having a blast at Fennboree!!!!! The ticks are terrible this year!!! Best of luck to all, whatever you seek!

  3. JL says:

    Looks like a switch hitter to me………..Battle of Little Big Horn……… on the Indians side…….Team Work

  4. Twingem says:

    Coffee, sunroom, contemplation. I love Friday! Only one more week until my BOTG adventure.

    Thank you Jenny, Forrest, and Dusty Rose.

  5. Bailey says:

    Thanks Jenny & Mr. Fenn. I think it would have been great to be one of the first to explore North America. All of the Megafauna and Megaflora. I’d like to imagine that my pet dire wolf and I would hunt Mammoths, fend off saber toothed cats, and catch saber toothed salmon (they really existed), but I would probably just fall into the La Brea Tar Pits.

  6. Belle says:

    I love that!!!

  7. MartinS says:

    Thank you Jenny, Forrest and Dusty. There once was a wrestler named Dusty Rhodes. I’m not heading towards a limerick, as tempting as it may be. I just saw the name Dusty Rose and remembered Dusty Rhodes. I’m stretching tangents again. Anyway, thanks again!

  8. Buckeye Bob says:

    The last bit:
    “I would like to have been with the first human that stepped into North America, and I would like to have been with the Indians at the Custer fight. And probably a lot of events in-between.f”

    That seems to me to be a reference to the map search area.
    The Clovis Culture is recognized as the first known Americans, and that was discovered in Clovis, NM.
    That’s south of Santa Fe, so it doesn’t add anything to our search.
    But Custer’s Last Stand was in the extreme south of Montana.
    This may be a hint that reduces our search area, and removes everything in Montana above the area of Custer’s battle with the Indians.
    I would remove any possible areas north of the actual battle though, if there was movement from either side north of the battle area.

    Forrest sure likes to put a lot into these answers. I like to look at every word to see if there’s anything that relates to my search, as I’m sure everyone does.
    Good luck to all!

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      Edit to above:
      “I would -NOT- remove any possible areas north of the actual battle though, if there was movement from either side north of the battle area.”

      • Chesney says:

        IMO, by reading this weeks words… sounds like someone may be on it ” like the guy riding a horse!” He seems to be guiding someone to a 10×10 spot lately. Is the, “End ever drawing nigh.”?

        • Buckeye Bob says:

          Guiding, or affirming? Hard to say.

          I’m curious where that quote comes from? (” like the guy riding a horse!”)
          I can’t place it.

          • Chesney says:

            It’s one of my own quotes , Sir.

            • Buckeye Bob says:

              Ahh, ok. It does fit this quest. We all have our reigns (not a mistake), and my horse’s name is “Confusion”. lol

              • Chesney says:

                Confusion? What a sillyname :)! Think of it in these terms, Sir. You are “on it like the guy riding a horse”, until you fall off of said horse. Then you are just “the guy who could not hang on any longer.” 🙂 Happy Trails, Sir!

                • Buckeye Bob says:

                  Well I still have the reins to reign over poor Confusion, I think.

                  Personally, I just hope I fathom it all correctly. You know, I retrace my steps, I look over my shoulder, and I consider all the angles as best I can. And then I get multiple answers, lol.

                  Then I look up and think maybe I should walk it forward a ways, looking for the mother load in the quagmire. After all, all I really need is the “blaze” if I’ve got the rest.

                  At some point I’ll put my solve to the test. Am I wise or otherwise? Poor Confusion may may want a good graze.

                  In the meantime I look at my shadow, hold to my low ground, and dream “visions of sugar plums” betwixt it all.

              • JC1117 says:

                A horse named “Confusion”, Bob? If horses could talk! 🙂

                He’d most likely give Mr. Ed a run for his money…and have a litany of funny phrases attributed to him…or her.

                For example: Confusion says, “He who farts in church sits in his own pew”…and the like.

                Switching gears.

                This topic…”Batter at plate”…reminds me of the YouTube video someone posted a while back of Jose Bautista hitting that awesome three-run homer. What an incredible moment.

                Thank You, Forrest and Jenny and Dusty Rose Treasury

    • anna says:

      Buckeye, if current research correctly indicates the first people to step into North America came via the land bridge, then south thru Canada into Montana’s northern reaches, why would one rule out northern Montana?

  9. Ramona says:

    Thank you Jenny, Forrest, & Dusty. Super fun to see the Weekly Words today. I wondered if everyone would be too busy with Fennboree.

  10. BW says:

    I am beginning to worry about me. The highlight of my week is the appearance of the Weekly Q&A! 🙂

  11. Jeremy P. says:

    I put some thought into it and, while there a lot of eras I’d want to visit if I had a time machine, right here and now is where I’d want to be. We live in some pretty exciting times. No matter when you find yourself, there’s adventures around every corner.

  12. pdenver says:

    Thank you Dusty Rose Treasury, Jenny and Mr. Fenn for this week’s Featured Question and Weekly Words. I truly do appreciate it.

    • 42 says:

      Wondering if “treasury” or treZHere pronunciation has any relevance? At any rate, fun to read this Jenny and quite enjoyable to listen in on Santa Fe Radio as Richard Eads and Forrest exchanged tit for tat. Thanks.

      • 42 says:

        Wonder what Astree will derive from this post? Dear “Dusty Rose Treasury” is an odd, ficticious name. List of exact anagrams: best I see is “rusty toys assures” http://wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=Dusty+Rose+Treasury&t=1000&a=n
        Hmmm, DDR Treasury – aka deutsch democratishe republic treasury. Nah, doubtful.
        This one has me baffled. FF’s intentional odd grammar selections and baseball theme combined with Battle of Little Big Horn & Clovis. Always a switch up to throw off conventional thinking.. That’s where Fenn’s continuity lies. The best of us will not out think him or out maneuver his game tactics. At this point I’d be content to see Sitting Bull’s peace pipe and eat a pastrami sandwich.

      • astree says:


        I haven’t had much time to look at this. Here’s something that I read incorrectly the first time, though.

        “To answer your question in full would take more space that Jenny allows here…”

        I had read “that” as “than”; “that” seems to mean that he’s aware that Jenny would have allowed more space to answer.

  13. Friend says:

    Not sure where your going with this one Forrest. Need more time to clarify my hindsight.
    My brain continues to be frazzled, even after a short brain break…..
    I need a glass of wine….. Tea just will not do…..

  14. Jake Faulker says:

    I’m boxed in.
    “I would like to have been with the first human that stepped into North America”
    You may have done this already & been a dragonfly on the head of the human while stepping onto a frog.

  15. Jeremy P. says:

    Learned something new today. A batter can be “a damaged area of metal type or a printing block”. This with “plate” from a printing press might help someone.

  16. JohnR says:

    I don’t get these featured questions combined with weekly words. Are they also given to Jenny beforehand to be released like the weekly words or are they combined because it was just sent in to replace the actual weekly words?

    • Decall says:

      It’s a little game we are all playing. Fenn is a charming guy… he can also be sarcastic, witty, rude, mysterious. He’s very creative. Miss dusty is not real, kind of humorous ff.

  17. 23kachinas says:

    In high school they gave my arm a nickname…the “howitzer”

    All those years of child labor on the farm paid off, I could throw a ball so hard from shortstop that the men’s college pitchers would ask me to demonstrate the freakish skill. Everybody needs friends, even one skill wonders.

    That seems like a lifetime away now, now I need help opening jars.

  18. jon edo says:

    Another curveball thrown our way! Say I was a wise owl taking a rest, getting ready with the bow on my back; to travel to the in-between? What would your next pitch be Forrest? I’m prepping for a slider!!

  19. Mark J says:

    This is one of those really good questions that makes one really reflect about ones life, the lives before ours and the lives that will come after.

  20. Strawshadow says:

    Thanks Dusty, Jenny and Mr. Fenn,
    A switch hitter, one that swings from the left, a player that is not of a normal swing. We know that life is a game of chance. Who knows what will happen next. When you deal with people who are confusing at best, you better be ever ready for wonder. This all brings me back to a MW post that surprised us on a Tuesday or a Wednesday? Why would Mr. Fenn post then? What happened the day before? Maybe we just can’t trust what people say or do so we can’t predict what will happen next.

  21. Onuat says:

    “Like the batter standing at the plate,it is not possible for me to know what was going to happen in the next few minutes.” Strike or foul. Meek or brave. 🙂
    Thanks Dusty,Jenny and Forrest for more words and phrase,s to ponder on.

  22. SPROUSE says:

    is the picture one you picked or did forest send

  23. Pat says:

    I have to ask, did Forrest provide the sketch or did you? Parts of it look strikingly similar to those in TTOTC and TFTW.

    • Jenny Kile says:

      Hi Pat, the image was provided by myself. thanks ~ jenny

      • Pat says:

        Thx. Curious what was on the hat before it was airbrushed out with black. The overspray was pretty obvious and a different shade of black from the rest of the sketch.

  24. 1800 says:

    This is getting QUITE interesting indeed. I think I know who else the batter may be

  25. SL says:

    Always enjoy your site, Jenny!

    The ‘batter’ could pass for Skippy.


  26. DWRock says:

    And I would like to know if Forrest believes that the first human stepped into North America from the North or from the South.

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      It’s pretty well established that the first NA people came across the Bering Land Bridge between Alaska and Asia in the north.
      But the Clovis Culture, although it’s debated now, is considered the oldest cultural discovery. And that discovery was in Clovis, New Mexico.
      So take your pick. 🙂

      • JL says:

        Whoever made the Clovis discovery might have jumped to an early assumption that they originated there instead of having journeyed down from the North, hard to change history and I find the Bering Land Bridge evidence to be the most logical.

        • Buckeye Bob says:

          I agree that the Bering Bridge was almost certainly the original entry point.
          But I don’t think the Clovis discovery changed anything on that. It’s just the first and oldest dated place found.
          One theory is that people came across the the Bering Bridge and then went two ways. One being a valley through the ice fields that led towards ….
          come to think of it, that might have been the Montana area.
          I don’t know enough about it, why was that break in the ice fields there? Was it because of the Rockies? Probably on one side or the others due to climate?
          Now I’m wondering if Custer’s Last Stand was in the same area.

          At any rate, the other theory is that they went by water down the west coast. And then spread inward, leading to the Clovis Peoples whose location was discovered in New Mexico. No doubt there were many other settlements that have never been found. Yet.

          • JL says:

            I would agree, they most likely followed the coast line due to finding food in the ocean but at some point, the more adventuresome types deflected inland most likely traveling major rivers, then eventually tributaries. I am sure we have only scratched the surface in the actual locations they were at.

  27. inthechaseto says:

    Ah Forrest – you are the best at giving clues – but only to those who have done the research. To all – take a look at scrapbook 142 – it’s the “PITCHER” that the batter has to concern himself with. If you get “who” Pitcher is – I think your getting close. Happy Hunting to all……….

    • Kathryn says:

      inthechaseto, before you can figure out who the pitcher is, you need to figure out what league he is in. In 142 he mentions that he is in a different league. I am absolutely no match as a batter for his league; the pitcher is far too cleaver and far too practiced.

  28. DRT says:

    Forest has achieved his goal, in my opinion, how many people have started out looking for gold and found the treasure to be adventure.

    • Chase Fan says:

      Hi DRT, I believe you are right. There is one physical treasure to be found, but so many have found the treasure of adventure & the community to be found with others finding adventure.

      I was wondering if you are Dusty Rose Treasury.

  29. 1800 says:

    Clovis, NM was probably a great place to be during an ice age. No mosquitoes like in warmer places, lower elevation than the Rockies, and plenty of stream runoff from melting ice. And, just like in meteorite hunting, flint artifacts don’t get covered up in areas with less vegetation. North America is hard to pin for ancient history likely because it’s had much harsher weather disruptions than most places on earth.

  30. Signholder says:

    “but I will say that I would like to have been with the first human that stepped into North America, and I would like to have been with the Indians at the Custer fight.”

    Humm…. with 1st human that stepped into North America, “not” 1st human on this Continent.

  31. WiseOne says:

    Did anyone find any connection to the Ernest Thayer poem “Casey at Bat”? I thought maybe “striking out” could be pertinent information. It seems I’m getting pretty good at that! Right now all I can hear is the ump saying “You’re outta there!”
    Or maybe there’s a connection to the symbolism/shape of “Home Plate”… Pentagon; The sum of the internal angles in a simple pentagon is 540°. Or maybe even a Pentagram? This may have significance IMO because it keeps popping up.
    I was only able to see a couple small things that personally connect to my solve theory. 🙂 Maybe that’s all they were meant to do…If so, it sure isn’t getting me anywhere. Probably just more false confirmations and strike outs.

    • 42 says:

      Maybe a reference to golf pitching wedge #10 which is similar in shape to a baseball field. Typical loft angle of pitching wedge is 42 degrees – same as rainbow, plenty of hidden clubs in illustrations, and references to iron, etc. whitey Ford and Byron Nelson made an appearance in a SB.

      • jdiggins says:

        That’s good, 42. I was thinking “within striking distance” could mean distance from pitcher to batter, 60 feet 6 inches, or 18.4 meters…

        • Friend says:

          Hi there, I totally forgot about the quote! Do you remember when he said this? I think that it had to been several years ago if my memory serves me right.

        • 42 says:

          Friend, jdiggins, et al. Ask yourself…”What do you steal?” A base perhaps, but most would answer “home” if related to baseball. Forrest mentions stealing away to a special place,Perhaps the treasure is near a baseball field or his home away from home – I realize the peanut gallery is laughing as they search the wilds. I laugh at myself too. It’s good for the soul.

          Question posted 7/5/2014:

          Mr. Fenn, Did you choose the hiding location purely because it was special to you, or were there other considerations? (I’m not talking about logistics like transporting yourself there, ease of access, not being spotted). ~Michael Monroe

          Thanks Michael. The spot where I hid the treasure was in my mind from the time I first started thinking about the chase. It is special to me and there was never another consideration. I was going to make it work no matter what. In my reverie I often find myself stealing away to that place and I will always consider it to be mine alone.f

  32. sumbody must be standing at the right spot. forrest is waiting to see if this searcher hits a homerun or strikes out

  33. Iron Will says:

    So I need to study my stars before I go? Maybe to plan for a moonless night. Hrmmm.

  34. Twingem says:

    I think time has slowed to a crawl for me. Feels like everything is in slow motion. Maybe I’ll be able to hit the ball this way!

    Looking forward to weekly words tomorrow.

    Time flies like and arrow….fruit flies like a banana.

  35. DRT says:

    I am very intrigued about Forrest’s comment about being the first human to step foot on North America. If you have read Jean Auels series, The Clan of the Cave Bear, you know she defines her characters as Neanderthal. Such a debate about Cro-magnon and Neanderthal. Such a debate about evolution and creation. The Flatheads she wrote about were indeed different than us. I love the romance of her novels, and appreciate the intensive research she put into them.

    • JL says:

      My wife loves the clan of the cave bear series, I found them interesting but have not read them all, im a slow reader and have a short attention span.

      • Jdiggins says:

        I read them all when I was 15. Clan of the Cave Bear, the Valley of Horses, Mammoth Hunters…excellent, excellent books! I think there’s another one also and my daughters read them all… 🙂

  36. Kathryn says:

    Got to remember the batter’s position feet, arms, elbows. Always be ready when up at bat. Be ready when the ball strikes to set a good hit. Practice swings to get a good feel of the bat and then practice hits with good form. Great metaphor.

  37. Jdiggins says:

    It must be absolutely frustrating to keep striking out.

    • JL says:

      It must be even more frustrating to put your best pitch out there only to watch it get knocked out of the park.

      • Jdiggins says:

        As far as we (I) know, no one has knocked it out of the park.
        It’s still in the park…lol…or we wouldn’t be communicating right here right now, about this. 🙂

        • JL says:

          Could that be next weaks weakly words? I can’t wait the suspense is weighing on my week heart.

        • Chesney says:

          Sounds like the game is at a “standstill”, but never know what will happen in the next few minutes… or tomorrow! Goodnight to all, and good luck.

        • JC1117 says:

          Hello, All.

          Bottom of the 9th.

          Even score.

          Basis loaded.

          Batter up.


          Good Luck, Hitters.

          Hit ’em where they ain’t.

          • JL says:

            My strategy was to hit where they are not going to be, kinda like throwing rocks at the neighbors cats in your backyard. Don’t throw it at em throw at the corner fence where they cross.

          • JC1117 says:

            Hello, JL…et al.

            Hindsight is always 20/10. What I should have typed was “With a chance to even the score”…NOT “even score”.

            With a batter up…and a chance to even the score…the pressure on the batter is even more intense…because if he/she is successful then the game isn’t over after the 9th inning. The game just goes into extra innings.

            And each ending is a new big inning…

            “We shall not cease from exploration
            And the end of all our exploring
            Will be to arrive where we started
            And know the place for the first time.
            Through the unknown, remembered gate
            When the last of earth left to discover
            Is that which was the beginning;
            At the source of the longest river
            The voice of the hidden waterfall
            And the children in the apple-tree
            Not known, because not looked for
            But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
            Between two waves of the sea.”
            ― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

            • JL says:

              Hello JC1117,
              My hindsight is clearer than that, but could be dependent on how far one is looking back.
              Extra innings is typical in a close game especially when one is always changing the ending, makes it hard to play.
              This T.S.Eliot person is sure getting a lot of mileage lately. It reminds me of a time machine or a message in a bottle, the question is how do you know if you are at the gate if it is unknown. How could that be remembered? If a person finds the unknown but remembered gate are they in search of peace from their heavy loads they carried in this speck of time, hoping to lighten the load for eternity? I guess a trip to the library is in order, maybe the answer lies between the two waves.

  38. SDM says:

    What if the batter has no interest in the game? Seems you’d just watch a boring three-strikes-you’re-out since they’re determined not to be forced up to the plate to “play ball” just because the audience is salivating for a good show.

    • Strawshadow says:

      Everybody plays the game, some for money, some for fame, some for self, some for the team, some for family, some for others, and some for the audience. In the end there’s only one umpire, ask yourself who you play for. You never know what’s in anothers game, only in yours, play catch with all your heart and never use your handicap as an excuse for foul play. I learned that from my three legged Gyrl who always strikes out and never complains.

      • sunbuddy says:

        It would be nice to play a worry and stress-free game in the sun, but a game such as life we are all handicapped. What motivates a person now is not needed later, in the end it is the Umpires decision that is final, unlike football with its instant replay. Trust your Umpire.

        • Ellen says:

          Strawshadow and sunbuddy…I enjoyed your above comments.

          Whether you are at the plate or in the game of life…give it your all, learn by each challenge, stay positive…

          If you can’t play today…suit up for tomorrow and why not “smile at the Umpire”.

  39. JL says:

    Everyone should take their turn at bat seriously, entertaining people is part of the All American game……….
    But nobody should be forced to play, you need to work better at convincing the batter that the game matters.

  40. Mbk says:

    Hope you catch a Rainbow (trout)! Pan fried with cornmeal crust, delicious

  41. Jdiggins says:

    If the batter is at plate, he is there already. Now it is up to the pitcher to strike him out. How determined, now, is the batter? How many times has he been at plate? Has he good averages? Bad? Lots of things to consider. Maybe he just got a little more patient. Who knows? Anytime now we could be changing our conversation content!
    Did I mention, I SUCK at baseball!!! 🙂

  42. sunbuddy says:

    prəˈfiSHənt lol get it 🙂

  43. Strawshadow says:

    Thanks sunbuddy, Ellen, Mbk and the ever present Jdiggins….I have trouble careening off of lonely towers where ever I am. If ever I could find a solid connection I might just settle down long enough to find my mark. The last time I could count on any service, my room mate had a nine inch rattle for a tail, like a parks and recreation episode gone bad. Iron Will has me worried a bit, sounding like a Chicagoan, “struck out on a dime”, how bout those Cubbies, I’m hoping he meant? Sticking with “Chase” clues, Sage might appear somewhere between 1 and 3. The spice always goes in twice said the wise chef and he always knows the bear just upstream isn’t coming any closer. Sitting here at Hyde’s place I get this funny feeling that I have met someone who lives close by. Oops gotta go time is peeking around the corner at five and we all know what that means. Sweet cornmeal rainbow trout pan fried on a plate and served with extra innings, I guess it does pay to smile at the Ump. VP is my opinion.

  44. Ramona says:

    What happened to the batter at the plate? Struck out? Couldn’t make it past first or second base? Here batter batter.

    • JL says:

      It was a Home Run, now the game has changed to a more sophisticated mind game. Looks like there might be a different game soon maybe best 2 outta 3. I think should have a cook off or a apple pie eating contest.

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      Maybe he’s/she’s been fouling off pitches?
      I sense a full count.
      Aaaand here’s the windup….
      AND another pitch is fouled off behind third base.
      The pitcher’s been throwing nothing but strikes, but he looks cool and collected out there.
      The batter looks determined……
      pǝunʇ ʎɐʇs ǝsɐǝld `sǝıʇlnɔıɟɟıp lɐɔıuɥɔǝʇ ƃuıɔuǝıɹǝdxǝ ǝɹɐ ǝʍ

      • JL says:

        Ha ha that was technically difficult, I am astonished.

      • Ramona says:

        Upside down and backwards? Wow, good luck to you. Technical difficulties alright.

      • Buckeye Bob says:

        I’ve got to say, I have a take on this that happens to fit into my solve, but it’s probably more likely just me force-fitting something than it is that I understood some secret hint Forrest made here.
        It’s not important to my solve though, I only give it a 3 out of 10 in my strength rating system for each clue or hint.
        I’ve been looking for something to give it more strength, or for alternatives, ever since this was posted…without luck. In fact, I’ve found more reasons to invalidate my idea than to validate it. lol

        • Ramona says:

          So are you thinking of something or a place as a mirror image like if we’re looking at each other my right is your left and your right is my left. Let’s look at it as Forrest is in Santa Fe and he hid his treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe. Say you are standing at home of Brown and facing south toward Santa Fe. Which way would you go to your right or left? Forrest faces north and the poem says nigh so go left but if you are facing Forrest in Santa Fe, then go right.

          • Buckeye Bob says:

            No, a mirror effect isn’t what I had in mind from this.
            I was thinking more along the lines of a strike zone, like in baseball.
            Think of the search area (the Rockies) as being the strike zone.
            Forrest once talked about asking a famous baseball pitcher what made him great, and he said “I could always throw a strike when I needed to” (paraphrased?).
            So I have thought about where Forrest’s strike (the treasure location) might have gone, and if he left a clue in various things he’s said.
            I came up with several solutions, and they go through various searcher’s solution areas
            (speculative, as best as I can figure), one of them went through my own.
            That’s why what I figured I consider “weak”, because I can’t define it more clearly.

            So I don’t know if that’s even what Forrest meant to say.
            And I’ve been wrong before.
            I came up with a solution from “The Little Girl From India” and was wrong.
            I figured out that no matter where she was in India, she would be closer to any spot in the Rockies going east around the world.
            Even though it appears that India is closer heading west from there.
            This is because the Earth has bulges:
            But as it turns out, from Forrest’s own words, that wasn’t what he meant at all. So even if I can prove his words meant my solution on this “hint” is correct, this solution has to be tossed out because that’s not what Forrest meant at all.
            And that may well be the case with this one as well.

            But I’ll tell ya, I do think that Forrest has designed a quest that’s very deep in the clues and the hints, all linked together…if a person can figure it out. But a person could also figure it out with less certainty, and still be right.
            Sooo, this is quite an interesting thing. And IF I’M RIGHT on my solve, I’ll prove it when I show you all the stuff I’ve found.
            And I have to also admit that I may be wrong on my solution.
            I hope to know very soon. Or I may be left thinking I have to search more. No one has sure fire answers until Indulgence is found.

  45. Chesney says:

    It’s all fun and games if you don’t know what is in the way. You aren’t there, so be humble and kind!

  46. jdiggins says:

    Drifted off to sleep thinking of an insect logo…
    I rarely have “office” time, so, my mind just swirls around when I should be asleep…my best thoughts come then…Frustrating, but nothing to stand in my way…just delay…
    Argggh! Where’s my parrot?

  47. JL says:

    Mostly they just wave their arms around, but, I found their biggest gesture if they like and respect you they share their food with you.

  48. jdiggins says:

    Whole new ballgame…sorta…
    I’m hoping I can practice enough before game time! 🙂

    • pdenver says:

      I’m sure you’ll do just fine. Then again, they do say practice makes perfect. 🙂

    • JL says:

      What was the outcome of the last won? win, lose or draw……….tie goes to the runner.

    • Buckeye Bob says:

      One thing about Baseball, the game ain’t over ’till that last out is out.
      And another thing, every once in a great while you see a batter strike out 3 times, and then come to the plate with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, the team down by a few runs, and he hits a grand slam home run!
      The great American pastime is an excellent reference to The Thrill Of The Chase, in many ways.

      • Snider says:

        My last out will never be my last out.
        One thing that I have learned from this game is I will never stop trying to do it better.
        I do have one regret from my last search, and it won’t leave my mind.
        Me and my brother walked on to a mans private property and introduced ourself. And told him what we were doing. After visiting for a few minutes he mentioned that he needed to dig a ditch that looked like it went up hill. He was a very nice man, and could have used some help. But not thinking clearly me and my brother said our thank you’s, and walked back into the mountains were we had come from.
        I feel horrible about this. I did not realize what we had done until the next day on our way home.
        If I could I would return to this mans property and dig his ditch as deep and as far as he wanted.
        No gold yet, but this is for shore the finest game I have ever played.

  49. SL says:

    A second thought about “The All-American Pastime”, and baseballs man of mystery:



    • pdenver says:

      Thank you for the link, my friend. It was really interesting. The story about this man and the connection to baseball is great. I was saddened to learn about his years before his death and how once a prominent member became nearly forgotten, if not forgotten. I enjoyed the photos that accompanied the article.

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