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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kyla the rockhound

On field trip this week, during camp, Kyla went to the National History Museum and picked up a love for rocks.


See, Mrs. Toni told her that she could dig for rocks, or search around creeks for rocks, and some could be very precious, with crystals and more in them. 


And, in our neck of the world, some of those rocks might even have gold in the crystal, since gold is a byproduct of crystal formation. 


So, when I picked her up, I see Kyla standing over a hole she had dug, with several rocks she'd plucked out of Mrs. Sharon's flowerbed. 


And now, we're going to someplace along the Potomac to see what we can find. 


Funny. My dad would be proud. He's a geologist, and has shelves full of rocks at the family house in Corpus Christi. 


I guess some things do skip a generation, after all. I got the passion for photography from his parents, Kyla's got a passion for rocks from my dad. 


More later... gotta review what the laws are on finding rocks in a National Park and what you can and can't do with them.