On October 20 and 21 was the Shasta Gem and Mineral show, and here is a list of impressions I had of it:
Surprised at the number of stalls and people
The size of the crystals
The variety of silversmithing styles
The variety of affordable stones, such as emeralds, rubies, and tourmalines
The number of people I knew from the gem club.
The kindness of those people,
And the feeling of being home.