This is a brand new blog that I just started (two whole minutes ago). It’s about my nerdy crew and our family rockhounding adventures. It’s our thing. We take it to the extreme (isn’t that so surprising) and have had some awesome moments as well as some epic fails (again – more surprise). It’s a completely different type of blog but these memories and photos (usually) make me smile. Maybe they will make some of the other rockhounds and adventurers out there smile, too. 🙂 Joanna

Rockhounds, Bird Nerds, and Nature Fans


Rockhound is the friendly term used to describe a geological packrat (a person who collects rocks).  That’s my crew.  We can’t resist picking up driftwood, shells, and twisty intricate sticks wherever we find them.  But above all, we love to collect rocks.  Either you get it, or you don’t.  It’s fine by us either way.

Most of the families in our area take their kids to Disney, Universal Studios, and other big name entertainment, and that’s awesome.  We take ours to mountains, quarries, and mines, and that’s pretty epic, too.

Over the past couple of years, we started rockhounding in earnest.  We went from casually picking up lovely rocks we walked past to actively seeking places with beautiful geological formations.  Helmets and pickaxes also joined the family at that point.  You know the old saying…  The family that pickaxes together…  Nevermind – I can already see why that phrase never…

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