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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Rock Stop


I dig rocks. So when I drove through the little town of Orderville, Utah and saw three rock shops I just had to stop. Rock stores are slowly passing away so I figure they need supporting, kind of like geology.

The Rock Stop holds an old Route 66 type of appeal being shaped like a rock.

They sell local rocks and rocks from around the world.

Must be a very ancient place.

I bought a trilobite, a 250-540 million year old fossil.

22 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I really like rocks. What a cool place. Idaho has a Flintstones Park with some of those cars. Republic, Wa. has a dig where you can keep some of the fossil you find, MB

Frank said...

It looks like a totally fun place. the Flintstones mobile is too cool.

Diane AZ said...

I would have had to stop too. Just love the Flintstones theme with Dino. Nice trilobite!

jeannette stgermain said...

congrats with your trilobite - do you know where it is a fossil of? Looks quite big...or?
I love rocks too, but I was thinking don't they make your trailer heavier (I assume you have a collection...)

Karen said...

So now I have to find my way to Orderville, too. I love rock shops! My mother in law used to work at one that belongs to her friend. I could lose myself in a rock shop.

Carol said...

Glad to see I am not the only one with rocks in my head. We took a trip a few years ago, with the motorhome and a car trailer. Jim actually build me a "rock box" in the bottom of it. That way we could still load the street rod and they wouldnt be in the way.

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mountain.mama said...

Where do you keep your rock collection?

Chris said...

I am a rock fan too and have a collection of small ones including geodes crystals on my bedroom windowsill. My kids say I should throw them out and get a nice ornament. NOT A CHANCE

Janie said...

I think I've stopped in that shop. Moab has a fantastic rock shop, too. I always wonder how many of those fossils are illegally obtained - but that doesn't stop me from wanting to look, and perhaps to purchase a little something.

Sunny said...

What a fun place. Love the Flintstone's car.
Sunny :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Many, many years ago I used to collect rock. I must remember to show you some here. You will love them.

I think we are stretching your holiday into a year now Gaelyn or else you will never get to see all I want to show you. :)

Rambling Woods said...

I remember when my Mom bought me a small triolbite at our local rock store...I wish I had kept it as a reminder that Mom did do some nice things once in a while...lol...

Jenn Jilks said...

That is so interesting! We have many rocks in Muskoka. Maybe I should open a rock store!!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: What a neat fossile you were able to purchase.

Quiet Paths said...

You must have been heaven in this place! Mind boggling really, how rocks hold time within...

Maria said...

I've seen things like that only in museums so far :)
Looks great!

Firefly said...

Rockshops... Not really something we have down here in South Africa. I have a small collection of fossils and would love to discover a shop like that to get a couple more. Even better would be to be able to go somewhere I can discover some for myself/

Janet said...

How interesting! To own a fossil! My uncle was going to be a geologist but was killed in an accident before he qualified. I remember my mum showing me his collection of rocks. I often wonder what happened to them?

Russ said...

Cool! Love the flintstone car!!

Jazz said...

I love rocks. I'm always finding stones in my pockets or bag that I don't even remember picking up. They just seem to hop into my hands...

Gina Tedesco said...

Hi Geogypsy!

You have gorgeous photos, good for you. Also, some good news: here at The Morton Arboretum, we now have large gatherings, so please come back and hold your anniversary party with us : - ).

Best, Gina Tedesco
Public Relations Manager
The Morton Arboretum

Louise said...

MUST have been ancient! I didn't know rock shops were going away. I guess because our summer travels are always in that area, we see one (or more) in every tourist town.

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