Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thank you all you treasure hunters!

It's been a couple weeks now since Robert Lyon and his two grandkids located the medallion and traded it in for the 33rd and final Annual Silver Treasure Hunt Riddle highlighting the ever present danger of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Even with all the cold and snow hundreds of hardy, dedicated  people sought and dug and scraped and moved to another area and started all over again. Even Robert took months to move around the corner to the correct location. It has been a tremendous pleasure to have met and spoke with so many wonderful people. You've been great and helped me move on from amnesia in many ways.

In these past weeks my mailbox has been filled with hundreds of letters of gratitude and stories of searching and sharing with family and friends. The over 6300 emails were totally unexpected but brought me hours and hours of humorous tales and fruitless search and incorrect conclusions and close calls. There is no way I can express how much I appreciate all of them except a huge Thank You!. 33 years is a long time but now it seems like a flash in time. That's the way life is I guess. I only provided an excuse for all of you to have a good time. I believe that if it hadn't been me you would have found some other way to enjoy the winter months. But I'm glad I was there. What surprised me then and now as the number of people from around the world who played the game from wherever they were only for the mental challenge even though they could not possibly win without retrieving the medallion. And, on top of that just how close they came using only a map and whatever information they could glean from the Internet. so many people became much more than treasure hunters too. My life is richer because of all of you.

Although the annual Silver Treasure Hunt is done and over there are a one or two ideas mulling over in my head. Some time in the future I'll be sharing them with you. The treasure hunt may be over but I'm not dead. Right?

Many thanks to all you wonderful people who have made the last 33 years a fantastic experience.

Joe Cramer AKA? "The Wyoming Riddler"


Charles Honey said...

Hi Joe,
I didn't know you were calling it quits on the great riddle tradition. Sorry to see it end but even the Beatles had to hang it up! I am sure new adventures await you. Thank you for providing a wonderful source of fun and mystery for GR all these years. Best wishes to you and please keep in touch!
Cheers, Charley Honey

Realbob said...

Great Job Joe !!!!!!! Bob Trc

kdcar6 said...

Thank for all the fun times Joe!!!

Joe Cramer said...

Thank you! My name in the same sentence as the Beatles feels kind of cool Charley. Ken and Bob, you are the best. Feels kind of good to step back and take a deep breath and look at myself and the mysterious future.

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