In over 80 years of mineral collecting Bob Jones has been fortunate enough to visit most continents as a result of his participation in the Tucson Show and his magazine writings. His work with the Tucson Show brought him in contact with a host of wonderful people and this resulted unplanned, almost accidental trips to South America, Africa, Europe, Russia, and China. His Show participation also got him involved in script writing and in video work. Even his work as a writer, which began accidentally, sent him far afield. Bob will explain why he considers himself “the luckiest” rock hound in the world as he takes us through 80 years of his unplanned but enjoyable adventures. He is living proof that mineral collecting is the greatest hobby in the world.