Great Rock Hunting Expedition '08 - Ridgecrest area
We spend @ three wonderful days away together, wandering around out in the desert!
Yes! We have several purposes/reasons for our wanderings:
(listed, however not necessarily in any particular order!!)
*) Spending time alone together
*) Being totally carefree, peaceful, adventuresome, spontaneous and silly
*) Getting ourselves out in the middle of Podunk Nowhere......then we can stand, slowly turning 360 degrees, not seeing or hearing another human being; experiencing the view, which is usually for miles, and miles, and miles...........soaking in the sunshine, the breeze (well, sometimes it's more like gale-force wind!), the silence (well, depending upon the location, said silence is sometimes broken by the sounds of dirt bikes and/or low-flying Military jets) and all the spectacular beauty which desert areas offer!
*) End up in places we've never been before (sometimes go back to some favorite spots!)
*) Hunt for treasures! Most specifically, photo ops and rocks!! Some of these 'hunted for' rocks are brought home, and there are those specifically used just for 'Desert Art'! Some of what we bring home are actually pretty good sized boulders! For those, it takes both of us with all our effort combined, to get them into the trailer! We're very selective when we're hunting; it isn't just any old rock that gets to come home with us and adorn our landscapes!! Oh No! They have to be very special to end up coming home with us!
Yes! We haul a trailer! We bring rockhounding books, maps and directions (some of which are extremely funny and have caused us some side-splitting laughter while trying to follow them! ----Who wrote those?!?! ) We also take a dolly and a ramp, rock picks, shovel, crowbar, wagon, miner's lights for our hats, backpacks, gloves, gardener's claw.........and last but certanily not least, the icechest filled with snacks and beverages.......and our cameras!!!!
Always remember: "NEVER go rockhunting without your Tiara & feather boa!!"
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