We're dreaming of a road trip this summer - the longest one my husband and I have ever planned. Before we were married, we traveled to Memphis for a business trip and to northern Virginia for job-hunting. Since we've been married we've taken two trips to the coast of South Carolina and one to the coast of North Carolina. Now, we're thinking of traveling west this summer. If you have any road trip tips, I'd love to see them in the comments, because this is new territory for me. It's part of what makes it so exciting, though. We're after new experiences this summer.
However, I've recently been thinking of old experiences. I rediscovered my childhood rock collection. My mother held on to it. It was a jumbled mess. Nothing was labeled, and I couldn't help but wonder why half of the rocks look like they came from somebody's gravel driveway. But I've been taking some of the more interesting stones and using them still-life subjects. The amethysts(?) are my favorites.