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 made the old sayings list.
Thanks so much to all of the rockhounds who have shared their time, knowledge, and kindness. You have made our world shimmer and sparkle in more ways than one, and you have become our instant family.
This site will go through some of our previous adventures as well as some of our more memorable mishaps (no – not pickaxe related). I am aiming to continue updating it as we take more family nerdventures. Hopefully some of these will make you smile, and even better, maybe they will inspire you to go out there and get to digging, too. If that happens, let us know. We always love to hear other people’s rock hunting stories! 🙂