Fresh Eggs & The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) NMLS 223495

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is just around the corner.  People will be arriving from all points around the globe to buy and sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of precious stones, dinosaur bones and assorted expensive paraphanalia.

I thought I'd set the tone by introducing you to a very special Tucson home, built by a man with a passion for rocks.  Special rocks.  Lots of 'em.


Mike in Tucson
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona


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Robert Huntsinger
Empire Realty - Upland, CA
Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount

The rock houses we have in California are normally surrounded by the police.

Take care!


Jan 17, 2008 04:12 PM #1
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK
Hey Mike - I think this guy must be related to Kathy.  When we travel we always seem to come home with a truck full of rocks.  One reason we sold the trailer and bought a DP (needed more umpf and storage space).  Now, I just toss them when the boss isn't looking. 
Jan 17, 2008 06:43 PM #2
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX
Mike, this just proves that there's a house for everyone's taste!
Jan 17, 2008 09:12 PM #3
Matthew J Blum - (retired from the business)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Mike, Very cool. This reminds me of the Stone Castle in Miami. From my understanding to this day know exactly knows how this man built it.
Jan 17, 2008 10:32 PM #4
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


Great RES!

Thanks for rocking my world!

You also show that it pays to dig deeper into RES for really good tunes.  Good choice!

Jan 17, 2008 11:35 PM #5
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


RES has a lot of good tunes; I would like it if Jeff Turner's people added some more offbeat tunes.  Thanks for commenting.


I've read about that castle in Miami. Perfectly balanced stone gates that weigh a ton, yet move with the gentlest push.  I'd like to visit it one of these days.


You mean you don't want to buy it?!


Kathy better not catch you tossing her favorite rocks!  Does she frequent your blog?


Thanks for being the first to comment.  You take care, too.

Mike in Tucson

Jan 18, 2008 01:16 AM #6
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
You "ROCK" Mike!  What a fun post.  My boys would love to see this.  They have been known to collect their share over the years.  I've found them in pockets, under their bed, in drawers...well you get the picture.  Have a great weekend!
Jan 18, 2008 01:59 AM #7
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains
What a rocking good time!  I have a cocker spaniel who loves rocks and will keep a stash under the bed.  I like rocks too, and whenever I travel to a different place, I must bring back a rock.  Once, I went to Missouri and was going to bring back a rock from a theatre there but found that they were all cemented to other rocks, so I guess I wasn't the only one who had that idea and the owner decided to put a stop to people getting his rocks.  LOL   BTW, I got one anyway!
Jan 18, 2008 08:28 AM #8
Dione Beilgard
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Plano, TX
Plano Tx Real Estate

Love it.  Now admit it's your house.


Rock on

dione the home advisor

Jan 18, 2008 11:57 AM #9
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

She does read it, and yes, there will indeed be the devil to pay... but... I'm on your blog, not mine. :) 

Jan 18, 2008 02:40 PM #10
Fran White
North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential - Kansas City North, MO
Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
How Cool !!  Is that your house and your collection?
Jan 19, 2008 01:40 AM #11
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Mike, I love the amount of blues in the rock house. I am amazed at the colors in the rocks in your area.
Jan 19, 2008 02:00 AM #12
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

I'll be back tonight to comment.  No, this isn't my house, though.  I'm going to interview the owner at length, and write a post about him.

Mike in Tucson

Jan 19, 2008 04:46 AM #13
Bonnie & Terry Westbrook
Westbrook Realty - Ada, MI
Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
Nice post, Mike. You are observant and interested in your environment - good traits, especially for a writer. Thanks for the glimpse into someone else's passion. I've been known to sneak a few rocks home myself!
Jan 20, 2008 04:19 AM #14
Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Mike, What beautiful rocks! And a wonderful post! Even if they aren't yours, it is still nice that you were able to make such a fabulous RES...I think it is so funny that someone else loves to make these shows! At one point, I was sitting in my office and the manager came by and made a comment about how much time I was spending in the office lately---he thought I was there because I didn't have any houses to look at or customers to take out to show around. But, nooooo; I was at my desk because I was making another show!!!

By the way---how do you open them so that someone can just click on the picture? 

The other day, I said to anyone who would listen:"....Help! I can't stop!!!!!"  I was on my umpteenth RES and it is true..I couldn't stop!

Jan 26, 2008 11:23 AM #15
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