My next hunt wasn't until September, when I spotted an area that had a good history being excavated for sidewalks. I knew I had to make time to get in there before the new sidewalks went in. After doing much better than I ever expected, I started revisiting some sites near the house in the evenings and things just kept turning up. Nothing like success to keep you going. I got in touch with Tony Mantia and Dave Lowy and we made some plans to do some detecting as well. Meanwhile, another sidewalk tearout had started within walking distance of the house - another limited time opportunity to keep me going. At this point I was really "back in the saddle" again.
In October I was able to spend a few days detecting in Bangor, Maine, which was a great experience. Again, interesting things kept turning up. After that trip I had found my Seated coin for the year, a large cent, and then had a total of 33 silver coins. It wasn't quite like the glory days of 2009 and 2010, but a respectable showing for about seven weeks of detecting and it was great fun. The sidewalk project by the house was still open and regularly changing as well.
I made it to the October Dayton Diggers meeting and it was great to reconnect with people. The Dayton Diggers Fall Hunt in November was another opportunity to see some old friends and do some detecting.
A hunt of some sites that had been part of Camp Chase during the Civil War turned up my first Flying Eagle cent along with some Minie balls.
Only 60 silver coins for the year, but not bad for a late start. A really good assortment of finds with some firsts and some good relics.