Location, Tucson, AZ
After spending way too much time in the RV, we decided to get out this afternoon and visit another of the Gem and Mineral show venues. After some mis-direction on my part we finally found an area near I-10 with several motels being used as show places. Parking was $3.00 but everything was within a short walk.
The first venue was the African Village with 3 aisles of booths full of the most unlikely things to be found at a gem show. There were lots of booths with beads of all sizes which anyone would be hard pressed to use in the modern world. I have heard that the beads used in the African trade were made in Italy. I doubt if anyone selling them today would admit that.
Tables piled high with beads.
Clyda looking at a pile of beads.
Clyda managed to find a few items to purchase. I kept my hands in my pockets.