Happy New Year to all treasure hunters whether you search for gold or the best deal on a new pair of shoes. As many collectors often say it’s as much about the thrill of the hunt as it is for the ownership. Gold bars are the great exception. For me, success will be as much about proving I could do it, especially after passing the five-year mark.
By the Numbers, to date;
1 relationship lost due to my determination to succeed while ignoring my spouse
2 metal detectors owned, White’s TDI Pro and Sierra Madre
3 injuries suffered including head trauma, a scratched eye lens and a torn hernia repair
20 thousand dollars spent directly on the search and manuscript production
26 pieces of hardware found directly linked to the gold bar robbery
41 thousand kilometers driven including rental vehicles
60 months since the quest began
67 number of trips to the forest including one by my daughter and her fiancée
78 posts written since beginning this blog
81 countries that have had at least one visit to the blog; Brazil is 2nd, US 3rd
5161 views to the blog, thanks to all for your interest
And what a journey its been. While 2015 brought very limited results, 2016 showed greater promise and direction. This could be the year, should be the year, 121 years after the robbery. I’m pleased with the manuscript thus far and hope to illustrate the book for the best effect I can give to the story. Stay tuned.