On the way back from San Diego the other weekend and at C’s recommendation, we stopped in South Carlsbad State Beach. C remembered this rocky beach from his childhood as he used to camp there every summer with his family. While we’re not really a family who camps together (yet anyway), we are a family who rock-hunts together, so it sounded like a good place to check out!
Not only did this detour do a great job in breaking up our long, traffic-laden drive home, but it also introduced yet another area along the coast for us to do some good old-fashioned rock hunting. At this location, the rock-du-jour that we searched for was what C remembered as the “moon rock,” a white rock with sparkly flecks in it. Good memory, C, because we definitely hauled home more than a fair share of these celestial beauties.
Once home, C and T portioned down the haul into batches for the rock tumbler. Apparently there’s enough rocks from this excursion for three batches, yet we only have two containers in our tumbler, one of which is still finishing up a previous batch from the beach and gold panning trips. Looks like the boys will be busy for several weeks then!
Oh, and now that I mention it, I promised to get back to you when we had some results from our inaugural rock tumbling efforts, and I will do that right now! While C’s first attempt at rock tumbling didn’t yield gift shop-comparative results, the rocks still came out very rounded and pretty polished. C also dug out a nice wooden cigar box for T to keep his treasures in, too.
Hope you’re week’s not too rocky, RMT’ers!