Hello from Tucson
Tucson is located 118 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the Mexican border. Tucson’s population is shy of 1 million. During the Gem and Mineral show thousands of visitors come to Tucson both to sell and to buy all kinds of items. The Tucson Gem and Mineral show started in 1955 and has grown steadily over the years. The first show was located in a school; current day it has grown to over 40 different locations scattered all over Tucson. We filmed all day on the 2nd of February and we had so much fun. I could not believe all of the people I ran into, while we were filming, “Thank you”, to those of you that stopped me to say, “Hi”. The weather was absolutely beautiful and we got to film all kinds of new, “Mine Finds”. We were so lucky, because Tuesday has been one of the only nice sunny days, while I have been here.
The weather quickly turned, I don’t remember Tucson ever being this cold and rainy, but it was not bad enough to stop me from accomplishing my mission. I had to find more new stones that would have to last for the next year. I have to admit that there are not lots of new stones, but I have found some rough material that I have not seen in many, many years and you will have to stay tuned into, because I am not going to ruin the surprises coming your way, they will simply blow you away. I have found some wonderful new materials that I have never seen before. I am always amazed that after spending over 25 years looking for new and different stones – that I can still find new rough material.
So to sum it up I am in Rock Heaven. I am off to pack up all of my “bounty” and get busy designing some beautiful new pieces. I cannot believe how lucky I am to do what I do, and to have you all appreciate what I bring to HSN for you to see. Safe travels, I’ll see you on February 14th.