Hi Forrest its Marie, we are coming to the end of our trip and have enjoyed every breath taking moment and the inspirational conversations that have come to us from the incredibly wonderful laid back people of Taos new mexico. As we sit in our hotel we are joyfully reviewing our last few days ventures in the theme of Dr Suess,
We sought it high within a tree
we sought it low on bended knee.
We did not find that house of brown
Not in the air
Not on the ground.
We did not find it in a nest
Oh where! Oh where !
Is that gorgeous chest!
We couldn’t wait to get started however the beauty of the area the shops, the galleries and the scenery were a constant distraction, the Rio Grande Gorge for example ..Wow….Wow.
This past week we climbed a mountain amongst other activities, it wasn’t pretty but I did it, and in that moment felt a sense of success and satisfaction that was known to the athlete I used to be… Every moment we’ve been here was filled with the thrill of the chase and not about work or stress or worry, not enough shopping but there is still tomorrow…. It has been a bliss filled week indeed.
When this journey started which was at the time I first wrote to you, I had one solve… by the time I got here I had several and once we saw the area there were more.
We got very excited when we incidentally came across a geo cache and tucked it back in place after signing the log. A small stuffed animal, pens and toy star wars characters had us laughing truly excited for the find. It was quite a moment. Just wanted to write again and say, thank you so much for creating the foundation for our journey One more day to try my best to find the elusive chest but I think I have already found the treasure that is New Mexico. I will leave here with the most amazing memories and time well spent, certainly one of the most spontaneous fun adventures we’ve ever had. Tentatively we coming to Sante Fe on Thursday hoping to get a copy of the books I’m a little afraid to read them just in case I want to turn around and come right back. The thrill of the chase is my best and favourite obsession….
All the very best,
Thanks for the update. If being a poet gives you an advantage in the search then surely you will find the golden treasure. Good luck tomorrow. f