My outlook on The Thrill of the Chase

Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Chest and the Epic loot.

Forrest Fenn Treasure chest awaits my arrival
Forrest Fenn Treasure chest awaits my arrival

I think I have a pretty decent head on my shoulders. I think I am smart and I have lived a life where I am semi-comfortable with the way things are. When I decided to get off my butt and go overseas to Europe on my own accord, traveling solo to experience the cultures, sights, people and places I realized that I want to do this traveling thing again some time – soon.

Crossing virtual paths with Forrest Fenn

I have had a few accidental run-in’s with the Forrest Fenn and the treasure chest over the past nine years and I have told myself – like many others have in the past – that this is something I can attempt to do with an open mind. There are other posts on here that explain the “accidental run in’s” with Forrest Fenn.

Got Analytics? Do they apply to the Thrill of the Chase?

Listen, I work in a high paced field, I have to analyze a lot of information in a relatively short time. So, this should come second nature to me. EXCEPT, The Thrill of the Chase doesn’t offer a clear cut methodical approach to an end. I don’t have the assistance of the tools we use on a daily basis and the online websites which can back up the potential prognosis of what I have in front of me. The typical path in the Thrill of the Chase is not clear. It is muddied by contradictory statements and an unclear path to proceed.

I served 22 years in the military. I continue to experience “The Thrill of the Chase” and have done so for the past 40 or so years. I have great memories and experiences within the autographed memorabilia products as well as US coins and silver bullion.

Analytics are fun, it chases down something in the end, most of the time. So, The Thrill of the Chase will offer scant information at first and hopefully I will be able to see if I can follow that to an end. Time will tell.

Navy Veteran, IT specialist, Gamer, and more.

I am a PC gamer as well as one that likes to travel. I was in the US Navy for 22 years and I seen many an overseas port. Back then, my only thought ( I don’t like using wishes) was that it could be a much better experience if I didn’t have a time restriction or military rules set by the ship that I had to follow.

Here is my YouTube Channel: Mission Incredible https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Xl8sHKK0PQlPOCxipE1Ow

Fate does not play by your rules or wishes

Life can come not quite as desired, or expected. Having raised three children by myself. My wife passed due to an overly aggressive cervical cancer. Let’s just say it is water under the bridge. But, it did put a damper on my ability to think too far forward as the daily routine would change in a moments notice.

Plus, add in the fact that I have a son with a special need, he has a blood clotting disorder and that has kept me on my toes for decades. Needless to say, my ability to travel, wander and enjoy the great outdoors in the past was some what limited.

Now that most of the flock has departed and the abode is occupied by only a few, I have no ties holding me back – except the job I currently hold ( which offers a decent amount of vacation time). Once I decide to retire, I want to be able to travel and see whatever sights I can. Currently, I am planning on getting the more expensive ones out of the way while I am still employed, and then the other travel opportunities in the bucket list are more manageable.

My totally awesome trip to Valencia, Spain

I DID manage to get away for 9 days and I decided to go to Spain. I researched the cities to see that Valencia, Spain is a small easy to navigate city by foot. Here is the link to my Valencia Spain Trip to include a lot of the Museums I walked to.

The What If’s of treasure hunting and lending a helping hand

SURE, I’d like to kick back and relax and indulge in a small fortune, enough to spread the wealth as needed and some as desired. I am an occasional sucker to help an authentic hand in need that I personally get to choose and when to do so. I am one of those few that has the will not to be broken, tough skinned, knowledgeable, focused only to the point where I can decide if the action should be continued or severed as the best course of action.

It’s all about the what if’s in any situation, that is how decisions are made. A Natural in Nature, so to speak I recently stumbled upon a song that stuck in my brain. It kinda mimics the views I have on life, though I am more on the thoughtful and giving side of the world than the cold hearted or eventually rich side of the house.

We can change that rich option, feel free to donate me a large wad of legimate cash, anytime. It’s a song by the Imagine Dragons called Natural. Here is the song…… Though the video doesn’t even come close to my mindset – I will place a video of my perception of this song AFTER I have traveled out west in the late summer of 2020.

It will be placed on my YouTube Channel, documented above. Here are the lyrics;

  • Will you hold the line?
  • When every one of them is giving up or giving in, tell me
  • In this house of mine?
  • Nothing ever comes without a consequence or cost, tell me
  • Will the stars align?
  • Will heaven step in? Will it save us from our sin? Will it?
  • ‘Cause this house of mine stands strong
  • That’s the price you pay
  • Leave behind your heartache, cast away
  • Just another product of today
  • Rather be the hunter than the prey
  • And you’re standing on the edge, face up ’cause you’re a
  • Natural
  • A beating heart of stone
  • You gotta be so cold
  • To make it in this world
  • Yeah, you’re a natural
  • Living your life cutthroat
  • You gotta be so cold
  • Yeah, you’re a natural
  • Will somebody
  • Let me see the light within the dark trees’ shadows and
  • What’s happenin’?
  • Lookin’ through the glass find the wrong within the past knowin’
  • We are the youth
  • Cut until it bleeds, inside a world without the peace facing
  • A bit of the truth, the truth
  • That’s the price you pay
  • Leave behind your heartache, cast away
  • Just another product of today
  • Rather be the hunter than the prey
  • And you’re standing on the edge, face up ’cause you’re a
  • Natural
  • A beating heart of stone
  • You gotta be so cold
  • To make it in this world
  • Yeah, you’re a natural
  • Living your life cutthroat
  • You gotta be so cold
  • Yeah, you’re a natural
  • Deep inside me, I’m fading to black, I’m fading
  • Took an oath by the blood of my hand, won’t break it
  • I can taste it, the end is upon us, I swear
  • Gonna make it
  • I’m gonna make it
  • Natural
  • A beating heart of stone
  • You gotta be so cold
  • To make it in this world
  • Yeah, you’re a natural
  • Living your life cutthroat
  • You gotta be so cold
  • Yeah, you’re a natural
  • Natural Yeah, you’re a natural

I am so going to have fun in this Quest for Forrest Fenn’s Thrill of The Chase and the solving of the riddles which lead to the Epic loot. I cannot wait to share the experiences of my travels through photos and an occasional video. Can you expect to benefit from my travels? Only if your mind is set on travel, and not questing. Think for yourself ! Its another reason to venture out on an adventure with the strong possibility of coming back with rewards – of more than one kind. Don’t doubt yourself, when you do, it takes away from your natural self. – MI

Originally Posted on January 31, 2019