So last Sat and Sun (Oct 16-17), the Bristol Community Center had its annual gem and mineral show. I’ve been meaning to attend the past 2 years and this year as luck would have it I was in town. Permanently. LOL.
Rock shows, for me, are most women’s equivalent of Louis Vuitton or Marc Jacob bags. I want everything I see. The minute I walk in, I have to repeat my mantra, look don’t buy, until I get the lay of the land. So hard to restrain myself. Think diabetic in a candy store. I circle the entire place and then I see a cool tiger’s eye bracelet. The stones are shaped like bones. And the colors–browns and blues swirl together. Tiger’s Eye is OL’s fav stone too. Must buy it. Then I spot a Selenite crystal. And $20 later I’ve made my first purchases.
Now I’m warming up. Promising myself I will not go over $20 a piece, I circle to another table and see this light green rock. Looks like a bowl filled with liquid stone.
Then I go back to the table that caught my interest…
Then I decide what the hey, I blew through $80 bucks might as well go get that smoky quartz I liked when I walked in…
I circle over to my dad, who is eyeing the scrimshaw. He asks if I liked the fish fossil. I advise that they are cheaper at another table. He’s like if you were getting something what would you get here? I told him I liked the sea shell fossil. I thought he was asking advice as a collector, but instead he surprises me with this cool fossil as a gift:
Then we scouted around for a gift for mom. I found a pretty hematite bracelet and a chalcopyrite rock (which she always tells me to buy when she sees at the rock store). And that was father daughter bonding time at the rock show.
Will I go again next year? Yup.
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