When I was growing up every year we would take a vacation by car across county. We had so much fun, and I had the opportunity to see 48 of our beautiful states, and Canada. The reason we were talking about this is because my sister and I are leaving on our road trip from Chicago to Myrtle Beach this Sunday and we were talking about the cost of the trip.
My dad told me that back in the early 70's we would take a 2 - 3 week vacations, for a family of 5, and it would cost about $300 - $350. For my sister and I's trip we are going to have to double that just for gas, but I am trying not to think about it, I am really looking forward to getting away.
Now this is not what I wanted to talk about today, so let me get back on track. My mom was telling stories about all the stuff my sister, brother and I used to collect.
I was really into rocks! I mean really into them. I had to get rocks from all of our stops, and my mom was talking about how my collection used to weigh the van down. Hearing that brought up lots of memories of collecting those rocks, and the collection I had. I still love rocks today!
I think my love of rocks as a child led me to jewelry making. I love working with all types of gemstones and lake stones when I am creating.
What did you collect or were passionate about when you were young that still inspires you today?