I've been hunting agates for almost ten years. It is not only a hobby of mine, it is also a time of relaxation, and a time I spend speaking to my higher power. Please check out my Hubpage. What do you do to relax?
cannot really call it collecting...if a rock hoollers at me "Pick me up" I pick it up...hubby may have sold everything we have owned fifty times over in the course of 19 moves but he has personally moved every one of my rocks big and small that I have had since I was a teenager! hes a good guy
I enjoy going out with my metal detector to relax... even if you never find anything, it's just a great way to unwind. The kids love hunting rocks while I'm out and, of course, since we live in Arkansas, a trip to the Crater of Diamonds is always a win-win. Even cooler is that the rangers and ranger assistants will identify your rocks! It is a great way to spend time with the family and doesn't break the bank!