Tucson RRRocks!..?


Rocks that followed me home.

I love rocks. I’m not a geologist or much of an investor, but I seldom discourage my inner child from hauling home earthly finds.

This photo and the two below were actually taken in Quartzsite where I was not too overwhelmed to take some shots.

Strange then that after less than an hour of perusing acres and acres of magnificent specimens at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, I wanted out…now. I can’t say exactly what caused me to react that way except it was too much.
Months later I wonder if my distress came from seeing dazzling masterpieces, miraculously forged over millions of years, so crammed together as to become commonplace. Oh look, another massive treasure crystal extravaganza, yawn.
Some 50,000 people flock to Tucson every February to indulge in the spectacle, so apparently I’m the strange one.


About breathtakebyways

Ann Williams’ travel articles have appeared in publications all over the country including The Washington Post, Roads to Adventure, and Jack and Jill. Between researching and writing books, she specializes in creative lectures.

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