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The Thrill of the Chase by Forrest Fenn…more clues for the buried treasure

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-03-2013

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…..Ok, folks, this just in from Houston, Tx from friends who live there now, but they still maintain a cabin in the Jemez Mountains. What do you guys think about these ideas. We could be getting hot, huh? I removed the e-mail heading and address, etc. If you have questions I might entice them to parlay a few more tidbits of info to us. Many thanks, Carolyn, and I hope we have provided clues that will help our readers in finding the treasure. Pete…………Here are the messages…….

THANKS PETE ! I GOOGLE MR. FENN AND GOT THE POEM. VERY INTERESTING AND

VERY CHALLENGING TO WHERE THE “TREASURE” IS AND IN WHAT PART OF
NEW MEXICO. ALSO, IT MUST BE CLOSE TO SOME CABINS OR HOMES BECAUSE
OF MR. FENN MENTIONING THE HOME OF BROWN. WHEN HE SAYS, WATER HIGH
THAT TO ME MEANS A WATERFALL. ALSO, AT THE FIRST WHEN HE SAID
AS I HAVE GONE ALONE IN THERE THAT TO ME MEANS HE GOES BEHIND THE
WATERFALL AND INTO A CAVE. I THINK IT COULD BE SODA SPRINGS IN THE
JEMEZ.
IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHERE THE TREASURE IS FOUND.
CAROLYN
PETE,

OF COURSE YOU CAN USE MY CLUES. I DOUBT IF WE WILL BE COMING BACK
JUST TO LOOK FOR THE TREASURE. AND YOU ALSO CAN USE MY NAME TOO.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET THERE ? IT IS REALLY CLOSE TO SANTA FE,
FROM ALBUQUERQUE, GO 550 OUT OF BERNALILLO TO SAN YSIDRO AND THEN TAKE
HIGHWAY 4 TO JEMEZ SPRINGS.
 
THERE WILL BE A FORK IN THE ROAD AT SAN YSIDRO AND TAKE THE RIGHT ROAD WHICH IS HWY. 4.
AND ON UP. I LOOKED JEMEZ SPRINGS UP IN OUR TRIPLE A TOUR BOOK,
AND THIS IS THE DECRIPTION OF JEMEZ SPRINGS. (ABOUT 13 MILES NORTH OF
JEMEZ PUEBLO,THE HOT MINERAL WATERS AT JEMEZ SPRINGS ATTRACTED
SPAINISH EXPLORERS, PUEBLO DWELLERS, COWBOYS, MINERS AND
PIONEERS. A BATH HOUSE BUILT HERE IN THE 1870’S CONTINUES TO SERVE WEARY TRAVELERS.
FIVE MILES NORTH ARE THE SODA DAM AND BATTLESHIP ROCK FORMATIONS. THERE ARE
PICNIC FACILITIES AT BATTLESHIP ROCK, AND TROUT FISHING.
 
BEING CLOSE TO SANTA FE YOU GO FROM SANTA FE TO LOS ALAMOS AND THEN
CUT THROUGH TO HIGHWAY 4. VERY INTERESTING ! MR. FENN MIGHT OF GONE THAT WAY SINCE
HE IS FROM SANTA FE. IT WOULDN’T BE THAT FAR AT ALL. JUST 285 TO 502 TO HIGHWAY 4 AND
THEN TO SODA DAM. LOOK AT YOUR MAP AND SEE IF THAT IS WHAT YOU THINK.
 
THANKS, THIS HAS BEEN FUN. WISH YOU ALL “GOOD LUCK.”
CAROLYN
Carolyn, May I use your clues on the web site… Thanks, Pete
 
 

 

Buried Treasure North of Santa Fe..For Real…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-03-2013

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Mr. Forrest Fenn is his book, The Thrill of The Chase, has written a poem in that book that gives clues to the place where he buried a Romanesque Box containing treasures and the box  is a treasure in its self as it dates from A.D. 1150. But also, inside the box are several gold nuggets, two the size of your fist….265 gold coins…..and jewels, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, he claims a total value of over $250,000.00. This morning on NBC, I believe, he said it was buried in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe above 5000 feet in elevation. What a clue, as I don’t really know of a location north of Santa Fe under 5000 feet. Santa Fe is about 7500 feet. Espanola is about 5595, Chimayo is 6075 feet. And, remember Georgia O’Keefe, world renown painter lived at Abiquiu, which is about 6027 feet. And get this…..Ok, before I tell you I would like a cut of 10 % if you find it in this general area….alright then, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was filmed in this area…Cowboys and Aliens was filmed in this area and……City Slickers was filmed in this area. Remember the second film where Curly’s brother took the boys to the cave on the treasure hunt, that was up there….That could be where Mr. Fenn got his idea and he could have used the same cotton picking cave….Ok, don’t all of you rush up there at once. There is limited places to stay…I think I will go ahead and head up that way….Ok, you folks just forget what I said, ok…..Just a joke…Ha, ha…..I was just kidding…. Anyway, its still pretty cold up in them thar hills…..Naw, it’s way to cold to come out here now…..Pete Hester ps….update, he said in the poem in the book to “begin where the warm waters stop and take it in the canyon down not far…but to far to walk”….Now let me see, is there a warm springs that drain into a river, like the hot springs at Jemez Springs that run into the Jemez River….Well, I don’t remember a canyon near there….Oh, he did say “up the canyon without a paddle” so I reckon that means a dry canyon, huh? Gee, I don’t know, confusing huh? Well, if my clues help, please consider a tip..Pete

 

 


 

Hispanic Population Soars In U. S.

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-02-2013

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So says the front page article of the Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 addition of the Albuquerque Journal. I can only ask, “where you been folks?”.  It Further states, “population explodes by 47% nation wide, underscoring the political muscle Latinos showed in the 2012 elections. Also, “bringing our total Hispanic population to about 52 million….Me talking now, and when we add the additional 11 million by granting amnesty the democrats can count on a bountiful election records for the future. The paper states, “The skyrocketing growth of the U. S. Hispanics assures they will continue to influence political life…..” Well, dud, thanks for sharing that. And do any of us believe we can stop the illegal flow from across the border?….I am not picking on my American Hispanic friends…I have many. And they are not the problem.. The new comers come day and night and they are not invited. If our own population would do the work the illegals perform we would not have a problem at all. We are too lazy……But, boys and girls, in case you have not noticed we have our hands full taking care of our present population now and we are going to keep adding more? …We can vote for more and more benefits but the bank account is already overdrawn and we may have a “come to Jesus” meeting in March and the balance of 2013. And that would be complements of our congress and our “voting population”. Think I am wrong? Well, then I hope you are right, however, we should soon know…..

Andrew Thomas, Navajo Flutist

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-02-2013

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I happened to need an oil change today and spent about 1 1/2 hours or so at Brakemaster’s waiting on an oil change. It was a very fast 1 1/2 hours as I spent the time visiting with Andrew Thomas who was also waiting. It was a very interesting time spent with this world traveler and hearing of the countries that he has toured and visiting with him on other numerous subjects, ie, Navajo Code Talkers of WWII and how they formulated the codes based on the Navajo language. Words in English that start with an A may start with a W in Navajo. That was a turning point in World War Two and I expressed my thanks to those Code Talkers for their input. That was a part of several topics that we covered. Goggle Andrew and read his bio and even listen to some of his music, as I did. If you happen to come by this site Andrew I would like to say that it was a pleasure visiting with you and maybe I will see you at the Navajo Cultural Center on my next visit. Pete Hester

God Bless the USA

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-02-2013

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 E-mail titled “if’ ” regarding the United States government from a friend in Dallas. Right on the mark I would say.

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.If you have to get your parents? permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute”, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested ?homes?… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of Unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can?t find work … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor buys iPhones, TV’s and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

 
 
 
 

Note to Meredith Bennett-Smith/ The Huffington Post

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-02-2013

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Meredith Bennett-Smith says Tim Tebow is slated to speak at the controversial First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX, which she said is headed by a hate filled minister of the gospel, Rev. Robert Jeffress. Well, mam, you need to get out more because the message Rev. Jeffress is teaching is being taught across the country at churches every Sunday morning, and not just Baptist. You are invited to attend any one of those churches to get the low-down on all us hate filled Baptist and other Christians. To my knowledge, everyone of those fellows filling the pulpits say essentially the same thing and quote scripture, chapter and verse, from the bible. Baptist do not hate Jews, Mormons, or any other folks of a different belief, they simply say, “this is what the bible says” and then tell it like it is. Sorry if the shoe happens to fit. Some pastors say it in a way that is easier to swallow, but it is the same message. “Listen closely”, that’s how the Lord would say it. Of course, you know that He was a Jew, The King of the Jews” and He came to give salvation “first to the Jew and then to the Gentile”. Non-believing Jews or Gentiles are excluded from the Kingdom of Heaven per our Kings own words. Tim Tebow is trying to relay that same message to a lost generation. I don’t know you, but if you can make plans to attend that old “hate filled” church in April, hear the words that Mr. Tebow delivers and visit with some of the “hate filled” church goers (watch out, you may find them lovable) and then let us hear from you. Ok…Thanks for reading this post….Pete Hester

update: Ms. Bennett-Smith, apparently you talked Mr. Tebow out of attending the Dallas Church, however, I don’t think you stopped the message being spoken there. I am sure Rev. Jeffress will stay with his planned message so you still might ought to plan on being there. Breaking news, maybe…….Let me know…..Pete Hester

State of the Union…My Point of View

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-02-2013

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We citizens are all allowed a say, huh? Good or bad…Listen, I hate the Robin Hood mentality, taking from the rich to give to the poor and we all need to contribute but we need to think about the contributions the rich make now, providing work for others….And the new minimum wage sounds real good and I want better for all of our workers, but you and I have to pay for it. You kidding me, we both know the price of a happy meal is going up, as the corporate cost goes up the cost of his product goes up. …Closing loop holes in corporate taxes, ok we can do that, but there again, his cost goes up in more taxes and you and I pay more for his product….There ain’t no free lunch, folks, you know that and I know that. Remember what the cost of diesel fuel used to be and how we all wanted to go to diesel driven vehicles. Well, the government (EPA) said we need to reduce the sulphur content that diesel engines produce and made the refineries lower the sulphur. They did, adding the refinery steps to take it out. Where is the price of diesel now? Well, you know the answer. It is higher than gasoline creating higher transportation cost for all our goods nationwide. Truckers fuel sur-charges are out of sight. For every action there is a reaction…that will not change. We can close the loop holes but you and I pay for that also, don’t kid yourself….. reform of immigration….sounds good, huh? We will tighten up the borders and keep out illegals…Now, let me see, 8 million granted amnesty is 1986 and maybe 11 million granted a form of  amnesty in 2013 and in about 25 years from now you can almost count on another 4 to 5 million wanting amnesty providing we did tighten the borders, but probably more like 6 to 8 million. I don’t know, maybe it will be different this time…You reckon?…Well, I am just an old fashion American and not really ready for the modern era and the new math required even in addition, I mean, what comes after trillion????? Pete

Umm, Umm, Green Chili Stew

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-02-2013

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Want some good eating…well, try this….

Green Chili Stew, 1 large irish potato, peeled and cubed, 1 lb. of cubed pork, beef, or chicken breast, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 cup chopped onion, more if you like, 1- 10 oz can of diced tomatoes, Package (7 0z.) chopped frozen green chili, salt and pepper to taste, 2 – 4 Tbsp. oil, 1 Tbsp. flour., cover ingredients in chicken broth 1 to 2 inches deep (water will work but broth is better). Instructions: heat oil, brown potato and onion and remove from pot. Brown meat. Return potato and onion to pot, add broth, etc.  Bring to boil then simmer about 1 hour until meat is tender. Cilantro will season it up if you have it..but not to heavy….Serve with flour tortillas or  salttine crackers will work….Ummm, its worth your while folks….this old fat boy knows what he is talking about….Pete

Israeli Air Force…I mean the first one, guys…look

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-02-2013

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This e-mail is from a friend of mine, who by the way is a retired Colonel and is a world traveler and seems to know everyone world wide…That’s a joke, but he does have friends world wide….This is a couple of his e-mails and a short video that I thought all of you readers would enjoy. Thank you  Mark Welch and Mr. Reytan Avi for sharing with us.

Headings and e-mail addresses removed. Below starts his message…..

Avi is a retired Israeli Naval Captain, and is the husband of one of my classmates, Irit, when we lived in Israel.

Irit survived the holocaust and still has her Nazi identification numbers tattooed onto her wrists.

We went to a Scots Presbyterian school, Tabeetha School, in Jaffa (Joppa). We had a multitude of nationalities there – British, American, Israeli, Arab etc. Studied the Old Testament every morning, and New Testament in the afternoons. Every day. You would think I would be a scholar by now, but I am not. However, I am trying.

We were in Israel as part of the US Govt AID program, and my dad was there to help the Israelis develop their mineral industry. We had been in East Africa for 2 years prior to that, where he was attached to the British Govt doing much the same work, and then after Israel, off to Nepal for 3 years, again with the AID program.

— On Sat, 2/9/13,  wrote:

From: Mark Welch
Subject: Re: : The beginning of the Israeli Air Force….!!
To: “Reytan Avi”
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 9:50 AM

This is wonderful. Thanks.I arrived in Israel in the summer of 1952 and lived there for 3.5 years in Ramat Gan and went to school in Jaffa, as you know, with Irit.Evangelical Christians, who are almost universally supportive of Israel, believe that the Lord God planned all of this in advance and was there protecting Israel, thru fighters like these guys.Take care,Mark

— On Sat, 2/9/13, Reytan Avi wrote:

From: Reytan Avi
Subject: : The beginning of the Israeli Air Force….!!
To: “Mark Welch”
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 6:56 AM

 

Hi Mark

First of all I hope that you and Sharon are O.K.

 

I want to share with you our feelings and appreciation to the people of U.S.A.

for the aid that you gave from the day that Israel was born till today.

This short and moving video sheds a small piece of it…..!!!

Take care.

Avi

 

 

WHAT A PIECE OF MODERN HISTORY–PRICELESS!

Subject: : Israeli Air Force documentary

 

Password is: iaf

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rio Grande (part time river)

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-02-2013

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This morning’s Albuquerque Journal (01/07/13) front page, shows a picture of the Rio Grande down ’round Los Lunas, NM and it is down to a trickle. Matter of fact, Mulberry Branch in Pickens County, AL has more flow than the Rio Grande at this point. Last year I crossed over the Rio Grande bridge on Highway 380 at San Antonio, NM and the river was completely dry. It’s a sad fact that our rain and snow is down so much that our farmers, not only in New Mexico, but all the way down the Rio Grande Valley will suffer this year unless we have some relief. The weatherman on Channel 13 yesterday reports that the snow pack at all our ski resorts are down 4 – 8 inches on the year and that will result in less snowmelt runoff. We need some rain, a good heavy drizzle for like 4 days and nights, that might do it or at least it will help. Well, maybe I better leave the amount up to the Almighty, and just say we need a goodly amount. In the next week days, pending me having some time to do so, I will take some pictures from different bridges crossing the Rio Grande and post a couple of them on this site. Some of you who have never been out our way may dispute our calling this a river, but it does run strong 6 months or so out of the year. I will try to take a picture from the same bridge when that happens. However, right now, I will have to say the Rio Grande is a part time river at best.   Pete