How to Maximize Your Experience

Feb 28, 2023 6:01 pm


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Welcome, March! It's nearly Spring!

As we move into the third month of the year, there's never been a better time to focus on your passions, whether that's creating content that inspires others or enjoying your well-earned retirement by taking fun and exciting day trips.

In this week's edition, we're excited to share a range of insightful and informative videos and stories with you.

So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the world of content creation and retirement travel and hobbies.

Whether you're a professional content creator or just here to have some fun with friends, there's something for everyone in this week's edition.

Thank you for being a part of our community, and we hope you enjoy the content we've prepared for you. Let's dive in!


Maximizing Your Day Trip and Content Creation Experience: The Art of Balancing Planning and Spontaneity

by Shelley Carney

We started with a plan to go to Las Cruces for the Gem and Mineral show to record videos for our New Mexico Day Trips YouTube channel

Then we added on a trip to Alamogordo to see the New Mexico Museum of Space History. 

If the weather is good, we can go to the Dripping Springs visitor’s center.

There are free museums and a farmer’s market on Saturdays.

There is so much to see and do! But we don’t have time to do it all.

Whether you’re planning a day trip or creating content, there are two approaches you can take: planning or being spontaneous. While both approaches have their benefits, they each have their differences that can significantly impact your experience. 

Let’s explore the differences between planning and being spontaneous as it relates to going on day trips and creating content.



When you’re spontaneous, you can change your plans on the fly and adapt to the situation. This means you can take advantage of opportunities and have more freedom to explore.

After spending Saturday morning at the gem and mineral show, we took a short drive to Dripping Springs to scope out the visitor’s center. The weather was beautiful, and we sent up the drone to capture some shots of the Organ Mountains. 

We also had time to scoop up a bucket of alluvial soil to take home to look for gold.

This will be a fun story to share on our Garage Prospecting YouTube channel.

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's informative article on our blog.

Here's our next week in content:

4 pm MST, Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Shelley Carney in the Land of Enchantment (Premiere and Podcast)


Realize Your Retirement Dreams Now: Trade Clutter for Travel Adventures

Whether you're exploring new countries or simply spending time with loved ones, retirement is a time to live life to the fullest and make memories that will last a lifetime. Downsizing helps retirees simplify their lives by letting go of things that they no longer use or need. This can result in a sense of liberation, allowing retirees to focus on the things that truly matter to them.

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7 pm MST, Wednesday, March 1, 2023. New Mexico Day Trips with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis.


The Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show, Las Cruces New Mexico Photo Album

The Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show in Las Cruces, New Mexico is a fantastic event for anyone interested in geology, mineralogy, and the natural world. Overall, the Museum Rocks Gem and Mineral Show is an excellent event for anyone interested in rocks, gems, minerals, and the natural world. It provides a unique opportunity to learn, explore, and discover something new about our planet's incredible geology.

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7 pm MST, Thursday, March 2, 2023. Garage Prospecting with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis.


Processing 4 Pounds Reserve Blend Gold Paydirt from

Pan More Gold claims their new Reserve Blend Gold Paydirt is hand-gathered in their, and their partners', claims in and around the old gold mining districts in Colorado. Each bag is guaranteed to be unsearched, and each bag will contain gold. Every bag is different, but they do regularly run their own material and have it tested by assay and lab facilities. Their pay dirt on average yields 200% more gold than other bags they have tested, and many customers report finding between 1/10th to over a gram per pound or more!

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Shelley and Toby


Five Tips for Your First Gem Show

by Addison Rice for the International Gem Society

For your first gem show, follow these tips and remember your manners. You'll quickly become a gem show addict!

  1. Bring cash.
  2. Have a shopping list.
  3. Ask questions.
  4. Purchasing rocks by weight.
  5. Wholesale gem shows are for dealers.

Is there something in particular you're looking for, or a hole in your collection that you'd love to fill? Do some research on the gem and look at prices. Remember, the aesthetic of a rock isn't always the same as its quality. An ugly specimen of a rare mineral variety might cost much more than a transparent crystal of a common variety of the same mineral.

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