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Ryaly2dogs

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Greetings and salutations
« on: April 05, 2016, 09:39:18 AM »
My handle is ryaly2dogs and I am a newbie to this blog.  I hail from Santa Barbara, CA and am a hydrogeologist by trade (nearly 30 years now) but rockhound by passion.  I was bitten at a young age with a grandpa who had a magic workshop in Portland, OR filled with saws, grinder/polishers, and glass fusing and faceting facilities.  I have gone to rock shows since as far back as I can remember but took the plunge last year and joined a local mineral club.  I really enjoy the field trips, learning from the greatest generation, and of course taking the bootie home and working with it via slabs and cabs.

I enjoy perusing the blogs and the various subjects.  Keep 'em coming, I've picked up a lot of most excellent tips.  Carpe Diem.

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Re: Greetings and salutations
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 11:02:35 AM »
Welcome from southern New Mexico.

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 11:26:45 AM »
 welcome1 .................to the................ chitchat ..................from New Mexico................ hatsoff14
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Re: Greetings and salutations
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 11:29:49 AM »
Welcome from a "neighbor" just down the coast in Camarillo.  There's much to learn here.

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Re: Greetings and salutations
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 12:04:38 PM »
 welcome1 from Southern Oklahoma. Pull up a chair and join in the chitchat

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Re: Greetings and salutations
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 02:00:45 PM »
welcome from Maine. sounds like you have been doing it right

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Re: Greetings and salutations
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 02:27:22 PM »
Welcome from Canada!

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Re: Greetings and salutations
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 08:21:50 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome.  I have found that rockhounds are some of the most grounded and friendliest of folks you can ever hope to meet.  Here's to meeting you all some day.