An Impromptu Day of City Rockhounding & Portland Awesomeness

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It’s Spring Break! We’re taking the week off from our regularly scheduled activities to make way for some family fun time.

On Monday, I shut the computer down and we headed to a local park to find some rocks for tumbling and jewelry making. The river-beach we ended up at has lots of IMG_2398chalcedony, agates, jasper, and even some of Joe’s beloved carnelian.

The boys had a blast finding stones, throwing boulders into the river, chasing ducks, and generally getting dirty.

Once they’re tumbled, we’ll have some new earrings in our jewelry store, Hammered and Chained, & some new stones in our jewelry supply shop, Nomad Dreamer Supplies.



After we filled our pockets (I’ve got to remember some coffee cans next time) with stones, we headed into Portland for Powell’s City of Books and Voodoo donuts. Cliche to those of this area, but it’s our spring break tradition to load up on books and sugar-laden pastries.

By the time we returned home, we had some exhausted boys, a tumbler load of stones, and tons of new reading material. Not to mention a box of some crazy donuts– crunchberry, bacon maple, and of course, some raspberry filled voodoo dolls!