Just Received this Note from Forrest. If able to attend, please do! Pack the house!
Tomas Leach is bringing his 77 minute movie about Forrest and his treasure chase to Santa Fe. It’s called “The Lure.” Please mark your calendar. There will be only one showing at the Center for Contemporary Arts at 7:00 on the evening of May 18. Tickets are $15 and about 40 of the 111 seats are already reserved. The address is 1050 Old Pecos Trail.
If you want tickets please email Nathan Hollis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION all folks attending Fennboree!!! PLEASE READ THIS UPDATE: Shelter #2 is closed until the end of June due to a tree falling almost on the roof…if you are brave in the wood….NOT here. We have been reassigned to SHELTER #3. It is along the Hyde Park Rd right across from where the group campfire was held last year on Friday night. (That site #47 is reserved by Eugene (Geydelkon.) so he will be really close to the official events… Shelter #3 is very nice but has less parking area. The ranger told me we Fenners may park at the cut-out to site #47 and along the road like we did last year for the group campfire. Just try to get your vehicle off the asphalt. I will save a place at the pavilion for Forrest to park using red cones. Otherwise we can park there until it is full…please car-pool with other attendees if possible, or walk your little butts to the shelter from your campsite. Remember, you all are treasure hunters so walking a mile should be doable! Or not. We also can transport attendees back and forth in the back of my pickup truck, until the ranger sees us and yells at us! I started camping last night. I’m in site 22. Tom and Coreda will be in site 23, IW will be in site 21.
Starting tonight, I will have a white board available on my picnic table at my site for anyone who wishes to write a message for any of us. Your campsite number and name if you’d like. Or anything. Since there’s no cell phone service at Hyde, it’s tough communicating. You may use it whether I’m there or not…please don’t steal the marker.
If you are camping at Hyde, please take note: The water pumps are locked. You need to bring water if possible for your own use. I will fill large water cans at the ranger station for use at the Fennboree events for washing dishes, putting out the fire, or throwing water on anyone who becomes belligerent.
I suggest all campers bring toilet paper unless you want to wipe with leaves. Some of the outhouses have no paper as of yesterday. i will ask the ranger to put paper in the toilet at the group shelter. Campers might also want to remember insect repellent. Lots of snow and rain means a few mosquitos.
The temps yesterday were fabulous. In the 70s maybe during the day and 50º this morning. Of course that could change. Prepare for rain as it often rains in the Pecos. That’s why Fenn’s treasure chest is wet. Ooops…just told you where the chest might be hidden! NOT, IMO.
The shelter is perfect for drawing a map of the Rocky Mountains on the floor and having Coreda “witch” for the chest. There are about 10 picnic tables beneath the roof, the most gigantic grill I’ve ever seen, and a couple nice benches at the end for viewing the witching and activities that will unfold.
Looking forward to seeing more of you. Last night I chatted briefly with Slurbs and MikeD. I was told Keith is already camping there as well and more will start to trickle in tomorrow and Wednesday.
Tuesday soon-to-be-Fennboree update: Tent loop at Hyde Park has 50 sites, supposedly. All will accept tents, only half a dozen or so are large enough for campers. As of this morning, there are less than a dozen sites occupied, and 3 of those are mine. If you are bringing a tent, we will find you a place to pitch it. Black Canyon Campground is a half mile down the road (closer to SF…it’s where Dal will be hiding out.) It is run by the National Forest Service…maybe they have water and toilet paper. (Hyde is a STATE PARK….apparently there is no money in the budget for toilet paper…BRING YOUR OWN!) Reservations are accepted at Black Canyon but I don’t know if there is availability at this late date.
Weather is still beautiful at Hyde…low of 50º…high in upper 70s to low 80s…in the shade it was perfect! A few raindrops fell overnight but not enough to make the ground wet.
See some of you soon! To reiterate: My campsite is #22. I will have a white board at my picnic table with specific campsites designated for C-attle (Seattle) if he reads this….and one or two others. If I have arranged to help you, I will also put your name on the post by your campsite with your registration/permit on the post.