Hobbies? Why yes, in fact I have one. My hobby is collecting rocks. I have been doing it ever since a 2006 trip through Utah where I found a rock that was particularly intriguing to me. I decided then to have a goal to find a good rock from all 50 states and bring them to my front yard back home in Norman.
I have been to most states in the US at least once, but one state I had never been to was Oregon. Last week Shelli and I took a weekend trip out to Portland and the Oregon coast, fulfilling a desire we had been having for the last few years.
We had a great time, and I’m proud to introduce rock #~20 into the collection:
And here it is! The Oregon rock!! pic.twitter.com/CdxZjPlHDo
— Neville Aga (@CiscoNeville) May 7, 2016
I thought this rock had the right color for the rocks I saw in the area — darker, but not black volcanic. It also has a nice little feature in the corner which looks like a rose, which is an Oregon thing. The roses they grow there are huge!
The specific place this was taken from? Just south of Cape Meares lighthouse, on the beach 45.4601N, 123.9701W
I need to brush the dust off my old rocks and re-intorduce them to the blog. That will be the next blog post.