I started metal detecting 40 yrs ago but let it go by the wayside with work and raising kids. Now that we are retired, what better time to resurrect an old hobby? So when we started out driving around in our RV, I bought a new metal detector. At that time, Ken wasn’t into it so I’d fiddle around while he golfed or fished. When we were in Oregon about 3 years ago, we met Sue and Mike Race (RIP) – long time, avid ‘dirt fishers’. Mike tweaked my detector and then he and Sue took Ken and I to the beach to try out my settings. Mike loaned Ken one of his extra detectors. Ken had fun but wasn’t all that impressed – at that time. We met up with Sue and Mike again about 6 months later at the Garrett Memorial Metal Detecting Rally in Jefferson, Texas. There were 500 metal detectors there for that Rally!! Well, Mike loaned Ken a detector and it was ‘Katy bar the door!’ after that. Ken was hooked! We go to several metal detecting rallies each year and enjoy meeting up with friends and like-minded people and are always glad to demonstrate and share our hobby with others.