How far will they go?

via Daily Prompt: Oversight

When camping I don’t pack much but some things can never be left behind…my seasonings for cooking, my camera, a few books, paints and brushes…

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Whatever I collect in the campground’s areas I paint it… I keep one as a souvenir for us and sell the rest as a souvenir to others from the campgrounds we stayed.

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The day before I leave the campground I set up a small table outside with a “For Sale” sign, display the painted rocks, and go for a hike or a bicycle ride. Campers enjoy simple crafts and simple things, but tend to be shy. …So usually a few oversight minutes is all the time needed for my painted rocks to find new RVs/trailers to ride “home”. When I return to our campsite, all that is left on the small table is a lonely “Piggybank” stuffed with coins and a few dollar bills, and a big smile on my face. “How far will they go?”

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Every time on that same day, or the next day, someone will come to my campsite and ask if I will be painting some more…they regretted they didn’t buy more to gift some friends back home…or regretted they were not fast enough to buy any at all.

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And these rocks that once rolled on the beaches of Westport… a little paint was all it took and off they go! …to places I’ll never go…and stories I’ll never know.

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