Yes! Tawney you have the idea. She took the stone and brought it back thousands of miles to the West Coast so that she could toss it into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Never in our lifetimes, perhaps never in the lifetime of anyone who is ever born would this tiny rock make the journey from one Ocean to the other. And.... she has done something no other has ever done to our knowledge. What fun. Next time you take your child to the ocean, or your choice of vacation, try to give them memories that are worth remembering...to this day 30 years later she remembers this. After she tossed it in, I waited until she was not looking and picked it up again. I put it away and years later in a nice looking box, I gave the stone back to my now adult daughter. I imagine she has it still.