Forrest Fenn visits with the Wieland family from Clovis at his home on Tuesday. The family will appear Thursday on the Today show, and Fenn is expected to provide a live interview for the segment on the family’s hunt for Fenn’s treasure. From left are Kailie, 4, Kambrie, 6, Kelsie, 3, Milissa and Brandon Wieland and their infant daughter, Klohie, who is 2 months old. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
From left, Milissa Wieland and her daughters Kailie, 4, Kambrie, 6, and Kelsie, 3, admire bells at Forrest Fenn’s home on Tuesday. He said he had the bells cast at the Shidoni Foundry and then used 17th-century clappers to make them ring. Fenn said he put some of the bells in the hidden treasure chest. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
Forrest Fenn, author of The Thrill of the Chase, included a poem in his memoir that he says provides clues that will lead readers to a hidden treasure chest. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
From left, Kambrie Wieland, 6, and her sisters Kailie, 4, and Kelsie, 3, are in awe of Forrest Fenn’s bells at his home on Tuesday. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:40 pm
Updated: 1:23 pm, Fri May 3, 2013.
A few hundred emails, calls from a network television producer and a visit from a vacationing family. Just another day for Santa Fe adventurer and legend Forrest Fenn.
His attention Tuesday afternoon was occupied by a Clovis family who had sent him an email weeks earlier, saying they were bringing their four children on an outing and would love to meet him. Milissa Wieland said she felt compelled to thank Fenn because her daughters were engaged in the adventure of finding Fenn’s hidden treasure, using clues he included in his 2010 memoir, The Thrill of the Chase.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:40 pm.
Updated: 1:23 pm.