We all have someone who introduced us to that one thing we would want to do if we had an hour to sneak away. Maybe mom, dad, older brother or grand-parent. For some it is baseball or hockey, or maybe chess. Well, for me it was my father introducing me to the sport of metal detecting. I found a 10 karat women’s gold ring with him when I was 12. It was in a town park and I was using a White’s Beachcomber metal detector my dad had bought at Radio Shack. To this day I spend a few weekends each year with my dad searching for treasure. He is in his 70’s and still loves to detect. Adults have so much influence on a child’s interests and hobbies. I was just lucky my dad was a treasure hunter.