The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt and Six Questions with Focused
This is the seventeenth in a series on Six Questions with Searchers of The Thrill of the Chase Treasure Hunt by Forrest Fenn. Questions are asked and then answered by those who are enjoying Forrest’s dare!
Six Questions with Focused
1)When did you first hear and learn about the Treasure Hunt?
I first heard about the treasure hunt late in 2013. I was recovering from a heart attack and I had plenty of time to surf the web. I’ve always been an outdoors person and my doc said exercise would be good for me. I ran across the “chase” and I’ve been running ever since.
2)What inspired you to become involved and begin searching?
My inspiration to search came from the double omegas in the back of Forrest’s book. While looking on the web I came across a picture of them and it just clicked. You see, omega means “end”. During my dreadful night (which was in New Mexico at the time) I coded 3 times. One of my “ends” had approached, and God gave me another “end” , which I hope is a long time away..lol That Jenny is how the double omegas inspired me to search. It was kinda like “Here’s your sign”.
3)What is your most favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?
This was a tough question for me. I couldn’t just pick one, so I’ll tell you both of my favorite things about the hunt. The first is the ” Thrill Of The Chase” itself. It has lead me on 24 trips into the Rocky Mountains, covering all 4 states. All the while, my father (74yrs old) has been on every trip with me and has taken every step I have. The memories in those 24 trips I owe to Forrest and the dare he has given me.
My second favorite thing about the “chase” would be the people. I have made many friends online. Some I’ve met at Fennboree and many I have not met. They have pushed and inspired me to write poetry. For example, Before I entered into the chase I had never written a poem in my life, then I finally get the courage up to post one on Dal’s “Poetry Page”. I was new to the page and new to the chase. They accepted me with open arms as if I had been there for years. Jdiggins pushed me to write early on, so I did, then she kept pushing, so I kept writing. As of now I have about 300 or so poems to date. Many other friends chimed in with very kind comments and words of encouragement.
The people (friends) are right there at the top as my favorite thing about the treasure hunt.
4)What is your least favorite part about the Treasure Hunt so far?
My least favorite part of the hunt is when some people argue about solves etc. or just bicker back and forth. Conversations like that discourage others from posting their ideas, in fear of what some might say. I would just like to say, everyone just get along, we are all in this together, we all have the same goal, we all have our opinions. So respect is vital, for the information to be shared.
5)What is the best or most unique thing you found while searching for Forrest Fenn’s treasure chest?
They may not be unique but I would say, SHOES! They’re everywhere! I have found shoes in all 4 states and in the strangest places. I feel like half the people in the Rocky Mountains are running around barefooted.
6) What more would you like to say?
I would like to say thanks to Forrest for the chase. Thanks to you Jenny and Dal for everything you guys do with your blogs. Thanks to all my online friends for your support. Last but not least thanks to God for giving me another omega……… until next time… see ya
It was so great to meet you in person at Fennboree, Focused! You’re such a positive force, and ‘focused’! Thanks so much for sharing your answers……they had me laughing (answer to 5), which was great after the real seriousness and so emotional and touching answers before.
The Chase gives LIFE in each of us….. I’m glad you have another Omega! Just awesome!
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