weekend excursions

Sleepover Pt. 2 - Philip Hamilton x Reader

Part 1

Time period: Modern 

Word count: 883

Ship: Philip hamilton x reader

warnings: General anxious thoughts ((Jic))

Requested by: @niawoods <3

here’s my little way of giving this lil story an actual ending, requests are open!!! feel free to submit imagine requests to my inbox!

Originally posted by gravitywon

Like all good things, your impromptu sleepover had come and gone with the weekend.

it was Sunday now.

Philip had slipped out of your room some time after you decided to sleep in. you couldn’t deny it, you felt foolish. Of course he didn’t want to wake up to you when he could pick any other person to wake up with out of the handful that adored him at your school.

You’d have to talk to him tomorrow.

For the rest of the weekend, you let your anxieties get the best of you. You ignored your phone when texts buzzed in and turned put it on silence when calls started to replace the texts.

That meant someone wanted to talk to you,

Or worse,

That meant he wanted to talk to you.

Of course you were making a bigger deal out of this than needed, but you couldn’t help it. Somewhere along the line, your brain saw fit to connect thoughts of philip with embarrassment and you could hardly do anything about it.

Leaving your room for the first time in a few days, you padded down the stairs into your kitchen to get a late night snack.

“Y/N” your mother -who had gotten back from her weekend excursion about an hour ago- said as you opened the fridge door. “What are you doing in your pyjamas already? It’s not even 6:00.”

You couldn’t bare the thought of telling her that you had worn them all day, so you shrugged and lied smoothly. “I have a test tomorrow.”

“oh , alright then!” the two of you were cut off by the doorbell ringing, your mother got up. “I wonder who that is.”

You turned back to the fridge, trying to find something edible. You could just barely hear your mom at the door.

“Oh hey! Are you here to help Y/N study for your test tomorrow?” your mother asked the person at the door,  slightly grabbing your attention. You paled when you heard his voice.

“Um, Yes?” he responded, sounding more like a question.

“Oh that’s wonderful. Y/N’s right in the kitchen. Yn! Philip’s here!”

She turned to you to find you have way up the stairs already.

Your mind was screaming at you Abort! Abort! Abort! Forget the food and hurry up! Maybe he didn’t see you!

You closed the door to your room behind you and sighed, walking over to your bed. A few moments passed and there was soft knock at your door.

“Y/N” Philip called out softly.

You tried to think of some way to evade this confrontation, then it hit you. You mustered up your best fake cough and spoke with a croaky voice. “You might not want to come in, i’m sick and it’s contagious.”

You grabbed a pillow on your bed and hugged it to your chest as you waited for him to respond.

The handle to the door jiggled and opened. You could hear your heart in your ears when you saw his familiar curly mop poke out from behind the door, then your eyes met his and you swore your heart fell from up in your ears straight to the pit of your stomach.

Philip had these eyes that didn’t hold back, you could almost always tell exactly what he was thinking. Now was no different. Philip’s eyes looked dull and dreary as he stood in your doorway staring at you.

“You haven’t answered your phone.” he spoke solemnly “i came to see if you were okay, but I guess you’re fine. I’ll just go then.” he turned around.

“Philip!” you called after him, getting up and walking over. You put your hand on his back softly and he turned to you.

“Did I do something wrong friday?” he asked.

Your heart clenched at the memory of waking up alone. You planned to shake your head ‘no’ but your stupid teenage brain thought differently. “You left.”

Way to make this dramatic Y/N.

His shoulders slumped as if a weight was lifted from them and he smiled softly. “That’s why you were ignoring me? So you don’t hate me?”

“I don’t think I could even if I tried.” you spoke.

His eyes flicked to your lips quickly before returning to your eyes as he inched closer.

“Y/N, can I try something?” he asked quietly.

You didn’t respond and stood on your tiptoes before placing a light peck on his lips. Once you had made your way back to rest on the balls of your feet, He stood still. Your thoughts raced as he slowly brought his hands up to gingerly touch his mouth.

Y/N, you idiot, that’s not what he wanted to ‘try’.

“Philip I’m so sorry, that was uncalled for-”

He shut up your rambling by gently placing his hands on your shoulders before he bent down and connected your lips once again.

His moved with yours like a knife with warm butter. The smell of his hair filled your nose as he pulled away and rested his forehead to yours. “Y/N?” he asked huskily.

“Yeah?” You responded quietly.

“Is there really a test tomorrow?” He asked, holding a serious face for a moment before breaking out into a grin as you pulled away and threw a pillow at him.

Maybe things would be okay after all.

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD

 (Okay, so it’s been a while that I think … I started writing just to get it out of my head and now I’m gone too far.
I need to share it. Stop me here, please.


So JK Rowling admitted that Salem Institute wasn’t a school. And I must admit that it doesn’t really bother me. Also, I’d like to introduce you to another school, which would hang up Oceania.


EUROPE

Howgarts :
Scotland.
- United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland)
- Minerva McGONAGALL.

Durmstrang :
Scandinavia - close to a lake.
- Northern Europe (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Estonia) and the East (Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Albania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania).
- Kalina MASARYK.

Beauxbâtons :
France - in the Pyrenees.
- Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece) and West (Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland).
- Olympe MAXIME.


AMERICA

Kings Academy of Sorcery. Ilvermorny.
United States - Louisiana.
- North America (USA, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Caribbean).
-  Zachary LEWIS : youngest director of the Kings Academy, Zachary Lewis encourages freewill and autonomy. Kings students have considerable freedom of action with few restrictions. Lack of headmaster’s severity is sometimes criticized by his peers. But Zachary Lewis puts a point of honor that its students learn for themselves the concept of respect and authority.
Trivia :
- the emblem of the academy is a “K” crown.
- the motto is « Terra non caelum mutant qui trans mare currunt » (“ crossing the sea, you change the earth, not sky”).
- the academy is surrounded by a marsh that protects against intrusions. A huge crocodile enchanted lives inside and became the school mascot.
- the Academy is based on the university model of “Greek community”.
- each community has her own residence.
- students choose themselves their community.
- each community has her motto, her principles, her codes and her representatives. Representatives manage the functioning (and harmony) within and between communities.
- there are three fraternities :
> Alpha-Rhô “excel for good” (For :ambition, excellence, merit. Against : fraud, dishonor, failure)
> Khi-Thêta “do not waste your time (,use it rightfully)” (For : solidarity, collective, loyalty, selflessness. Against : conflict, betrayal, careerism)
> Nu-Kappa-Pi “it is a cloud, that will pass” (For : talent, ease, fun, diversity. Against : killjoy, spoilsport, wet blanket, party pooper…)
- three sororities :
> Omicron-Epsilon-Delta “which had to be proven“  (For : hard work, learning, rightness, mutual aid. Against : deception, violence)
> Lambda- Sigma “speech is the shadow of the act”  (For : discovery, franchise, action, the will and courage. Against : cowardice, lying, imposture)
> Kappa-Delta “new ideas”  (For : justice, duty, equality, determination. Against : inequity, abuse, bias)
- and three mixed :
>Sigma-Mu “with the mind” (For : knowledge by theory, discernment, raw intelligence, firmness.  Against : ignorance, narrow minds)
>Iota-Khi “with the hand” (For : knowledge through practice, cooperation, perseverance, creativity. Against : resignation)
> Gamma-Lambda “know thyself”  (For those who do not want or were not able to choose membership).
- each community has a representative and all representatives form the Committee.
- all the events are organized by the Committee (apportionment of new students, club management, sports events and festivities). They also deal with the application of sanctions. They are responsible for relationship between students, teachers and the headmaster.
- the committee also organizes events to maintain the rivalry between communities.
- at the end of each year, teachers vote for the community that has been most effective and the elected community becomes the “primary community” (inter alia, the community has authority over all decisions).

Enganolho Brazilian School of Magic, Castelobruxo.
Brazil - Bahia.
- South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay USA, Argentina).
- Hélio FORTES : Man of spirit and Sorcerer recognized for having studied temporal paradoxes.It’s the Minister of the Brazilian magic who asked him in person to take the place of headmaster of Enganolho. The School is in decline since its last director ; everyone think that Helio Fortes is the only one able to restore it to its former glory. Defy that he’s ready to take up.
Trivia :
- schools promote school exchanges.
- School is perched in trees.


OCEANIA

School of Onopwulopwul.
Pacific Ocean - somewhere in Micronesia.
- Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
- Koa NAOI : descendant of a famous clan of sorcerers and concerned about the magical heritage,Koa Naoi makes every effort to make the magical diversity being well represented in his school. Thus, in addition to Western standards, Onopwulopwul teaches the magical practices of each of Oceania Culture.
Trivia :
- motto’s school is :  “Ehu Mohngiong Mehlel, Ehu Poliwar Kala “ (translatable as “an honest heart, a proud body”).
- the school is situated on a crescent-shaped island. Extremities are so close to each other they would form almost a circle.
- the extremities of the island mark the entry of Onopwulopwul. They are littered by two statues representing the school’s founder : twins Olisihpa and Olosohpa.
- there is a tiny volcano where lives lavapeople. there is a large bay named the Usu Bay (the Star Bay).
- the school is mostly under water in the bay. dorms, break room and refectory are overwater bungalows.
- Onopwulopwul is the school with the most lessons.
- therefore it begins at age 10 and ended at 18.
- the schooling is divided into 3 stages :
> theoretical classes (Muggles Studies, Herbology, History of Magic, Astronomy Mythology Knowledge of Tribes, Potion) from the 1st to the 5th year (with a similar review to OWL).
> practical classes (Potions, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Elsewhere’s Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, Transfiguration) from the 3rd to the 7th year (with a similar review to OWL).
> qualifications classes (Defense Against the Dark Arts, Elsewhere’s  Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Care of Sorcerer, Ancient Arts, Knowledge of Tribes, History of Magic, Runes, Arithmancy, Transfiguration, Potion, Magical Theory) from 6th to 9th grade (with a similar review to NEWT). Qualifications Classes are a kind of preparatory class for future trades.
- the school encourages sport (Muggles and wizards). They can swim in the bay without exceeding the statues of the founders.
- there are no clubs. students do what they want with their free time.
- sometimes the teachers take students on excursions during weekends and/or holidays.
- they visit the island, neighboring islands, sometimes even surrounding countries.


AFRICA

Uagadou School of Magic.
South Africa - Uganda
- Africa (all) and West in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Armenia, Syria).
-  the Board : is made up of five individuals whose achievements are recognized internationnalement. Together they govern Uagadou: choose subjects to be taught; the students; extra school activities; and even meals. The board changes only when one dies and the replacement is selected unanimously.
Trivia :
- school is hidden underground.
- This is the oldest school of magic and the largest school in the world.
- the Board accepts that the students of their choice.
- they select students via dream messenger which left a token in children’s hands while they slept.
- the token is a Portkey that allows them to enter in the school.
- it’s possible to study ancient magic (the “forgotten magics”).
- the guardians / protectors of school are zombies.


ASIA

Academy of Sïkhanéjādū.
India - Satpura National Park
- Central Asia (India, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan).
- Aman VAGHELA et Idha BHATTI : Aman Vaghela is a sorcerer from the highest caste in India. He protested against lack of means given lower castes to study magic. First member of the Wizengamot with his wife, Idha Bhatti, he decided to become headmaster of Sïkhanéjādū to change attitudes and offer a chance to study to all - no matter their ages or their families. Having taken a vow of silence, it’s that wife who is “the spokeswoman of the voiceless”.
Trivia :
- Sïkhanéjādū’s emblem is a peacock spreading its tail.
- anyone can attend classes, regardless of age or social caste.
- the diploma is obtained by accumulation of “units”. To validate a diploma, you need a minimum of 1500 units. The maximum is 3000 units.
- each topic is worth units. (ex : Charms maximum value is 500 U)
- for validating a topic, you must obtain a minimum of Units. (ex : to validate the course of Charm, you need minimum 400 U)
- required courses are : Charms ; Defence Against the Dark Arts (300 U. min - 500 U. max) ; History of Magic (200 U min - 500 U max). [those courses are validated in seven years.]
- complementary courses are : Applied Magic/Magical Theory (120 U min - 240 U max) ; Ancient Arts (200 U min - 240 U max) [are validated both in 4 years] ; Arithmancy (200 U min - 240 U max) [is validated in 5 years].
- optional courses are : Herbology (90 U min - 180 U max) ; Potions (90 U min - 180 U max) [are validated in 5 years] ;  Care of Magical Creatures/Dressage (160 U min - 180 U max) [is validated in 4 years] ;  Apparition (170 U min  - 180 U max) [is validated in 1 year].
- facultative courses are : Muggle Studies  ( 12 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 4 years] ; Flying (10 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 1 years + 1 year of flight applied] ; Meditation (10 U min - 20 U max) [is validated in 5 years]
- courses under conditions : Legilimency, Occlumency, Transfiguration. These are qualifications and they reported no Units.
- there are clubs : Astronomy; Duel; Dance; Music; Poetry; Sports ; Art…

Koldovstoretz School.
Russia - Siberian plateau
- North Asia (Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Mongolia) (+ the muggle-borns not allowed to Durmstrang).
- Anatoli STALRUK (Anatoli Steel Hands) : man of action and competent sorcerer, Anatolia became headmaster of Koldovstoretz by default. Former Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, it was his older brother (the Minister of Russian Magic, Nikolai STALGLAVA, aka Nikolai Steel Head) who appoints the Headmaster. Leaving joyfully to his paperwork to his sub-alternates, Anatoli prefers having fun in the corridors of the huge school, looking to disrupt classes and students to challenge. He has no policy and leaves full responsibility of education to his teachers and deputy headmaster.
Trivia :
- Koldovstoretz is the second largest school in the world both in terms of space of student numbers.
- the school was remodeled by the famous Baba Yaga.
- schools can literally move to prevent it being found.
- the school has a hymn (students love to sing).
- students are very patriotic to their school
- many parties are organized by students.
- Koldovstoretz welcomes the muggle-borns are not allowed to Durmstrang.
- of school is at the heart of a constant blizzard preventing anyone from approaching.
- the students go to school by sled (similar to the Knight Bus).
- teachers and sometimes the director eat the same tables as students.
- most of the time, students are left to themselves and younger dependent on the benevolence of their elders.
- Inuit living in Siberia study their own magic but they must pass regulatory reviews of Koldovstoretz to be recognized by the Ministry.
- it’s possible to study black magic.
- pets are not officially allowed.
- they play a version of Quidditch where they fly on entire, uprooted trees instead of broomsticks.

Mahoutokoro School of Magic.
Japan - Aichi Prefecture  Volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima
- South Asia (Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand)
- TOKUGAWA Danjo : descendant of the Matsudaira clan, founder of Mahoutokoro. Danjo Tokugawa is a stocky men, bald and fat. Severe in his instruction, he only wants the best of his students and doesn’t hesitate to exclude those who are not up to par.
Trivia :
- the school blazon is the Matsudaira clan’s “Mon”(circle around three Hollyhock leaves).
- only a member of the Tokugawa clan get the post of Headmaster / Headmistress.
- the school is formed by islets connected by bridges.
- there are a total of 11 islets : one building for the headmaster and teachers (school entry) ; one for the main building (classrooms and library) ; two dormitories (one for girls and one for boys) ; one for kitchens ; five for gardens ; and finally, a last which serves as training ground.
- in the most remote islet of gardens find a temple with a Go-Shinboku planted since the school’s founding.
- tutor system (senpei / kohai) is very present.
- students address their teachers by calling them “sensei”.
- the school is known for its large number of non-human spiritous apparition.
- even if everyone can follow any topic, some are qualify as feminin and other as masculin and it’s frowned upon to depart from the rule.
- even if everyone is accepted, students have to merit their places in school.
- school organizes annual sports festival. (Headmaster annually invites other schools to participate even if the answer was always negative.)
- the tests are : obstacle course; hunting flag; duel; demonstration ; Quidditch 

Móshùdifang, Institute of magic.
China - Guilin
- Central Asia (China, Korea, Tibet)
- XIE An : Madam Xie An is known internationally for having fought and tamed a dragon. Respectable Seers and apprentive of the most powerful Chinese sorcerer : she inherits his position as headmistress in place of the second apprentice (and newly Minister of Magic Chinese). She creates an atmosphere of mutual aid between students and encourages working group. She is very proud of his school and its students. She doesn’t like the current headmaster of Mahoutokoro.
Trivia :
- Móshùdifang’s blazon is a dragon surrounding the sinogramme of  "magic" and “place” in the center of a hexagon.
- it’s the second oldest school of magic.
- school starts at twelve years and lasts six years.
- the school is located atop a hill.
- each generation of students is supervised by a “governess” to guide them through their entire schooling.
- the tower that serves as a dormitory is organized so that each stage represents a year.
- the school specializes in enchantments and divination.


I may or may not begin a story (that I probably never finish) for each of these schools …

Age (Request)

Could you do one where there is a major age difference like 8-11 yrs

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It was hard being a surrogate step-mother at the age of just 22. It wasn’t that you didn’t love the kids – they were both well-behaved and generally very sweet – but it was the fact that you were barely into your 20’s and now had the responsibility of being a mother figure to an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.

Harry hadn’t pushed the responsibility on you, of course. When you had started dating him, you had been very aware that he came with a past, an ex-wife and two kids. That’s what you had to expect when you started a relationship with someone 10 years older than you.

Harry was just about to turn 33. He had been divorced for just over three years now and had the kids two weeks out of the month. It had been a fairly amicable divorce; there were no hard feelings between the parties, things just didn’t work out. Harry was a good father and his ex was a good mother so it seemed only fair that they get an even split of the kids.

Charlotte, or Charlie, was 8. She was a wild, free-spirited, artistic little girl who loved animals and drawing. Micah had just turned 5. He was curious and cautious, with a giggle that could melt your heart and one of the most caring personalities you had ever come across in a child.

It wasn’t the kids who made the arrangement challenging and it wasn’t Harry. When the four of you were together, things typically went down without a hitch. Obviously, the kids still needed discipline and, at first, they weren’t too keen on you being the one to give it. But, over time, they had learned to respect you and not challenge your authority for the most part. Harry was also fantastic. He treated you no differently than he would if you were the same age. Age hadn’t even ever really been a factor except for right at the very beginning. When you met Harry, you were barely 20. Harry was 30 and your parents were not too keen on the idea of you dating him. But Harry had been a gentleman, waited about six months before taking you out on a proper date, and you had been inseparable ever since. Over time, your parents had come to see that Harry had only the best intentions for you and loved him almost as much as you did.

So it wasn’t the kids or Harry or even your parents who made things challenging. It was the outside world, the paparazzi, certain groups of fans and pretty much every news article about yourself that you had ever read.

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My weekend excursion into a mall that I rarely go to (mostly because it’s out of the way) paid off in droves. A friend from work knows an area of that place that’s two entire floors of figurines and collectibles and look what I came away with.

They may never leave the boxes (as all my funko pops are), but they still look quite pretty.

lel--scissors  asked:

I don't know if I should be sorry but prompt 32 for Bumbleby

32. “I think I’m in love with you and I’m terrified”

(this turned into a not drabble)

It wasn’t often they had nights like these: sprawled out on a blanket draped across the terrace under the night sky with a bottle of cherry wine settled between them. There was a light spring chill in the air, the last of winter’s vices relinquishing hesitantly as the semester rushed to a close and trees sprouted flowers, the soft pink blooming so pure and fresh, a relief from the suffering cold.

Their cheeks mimicked the spring flower, flushed and warm with smiles and laughter as they let loose and relieved stress with drunkeness and each other’s company. The bottle half-empty and their glasses full, the night was chilled yet warm. Quiet yet so full of life.

Blake’s nails clinked against her glass. “Yang, what’s your greatest fear?”

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Even on the road you do not have to forego comfort with Mercedes-Benz original accessories. With the Mercedes-Benz roof box and the rear-mounted bicycle rack, you can comfortably transport the necessary equipment for a weekend excursion with the family.
#MercedesBenz #Mercedes #MBcars #VClass

Hey gang! After a little break, #WalkAlaska is back for weekly meet ups! Mark your calendars, guys: Starting this weekend, our excursions will be held every Sunday at 6pm. This week we’re bringing back an oldie: Powerline Pass (meet in the Glen Alps parking lot!) Bring a camera, bring a jacket, bring a friend. Feel free to Send me a Ask me if you have questions. See y'all there!

Sisterly exclusion makes one sis a horrible person

By Amy Dickinson

May 8, 2014

Dear Amy: Every fall, my sister, cousins and a cousin’s sister-in-law have a weekend shopping excursion in our home city. We stay in a hotel, treat ourselves, shop for our children and go out for lunches and dinners. It is a great time to reconnect.

I have a sister “Wendy,” who we do not invite. She is offended to the point of tears when she finds we have not invited her. My two sisters and I are very close in age, but Wendy hasn’t been as close to this set of cousins as my sister and I have been through the years.

We are all married stay-at-home moms. Wendy is a divorced, working mom with one young child.

There are several reasons we do not include her. We know she doesn’t have very much money for such an outing. She also does not have many of the same interests as we do. Her life is quite different from ours. We’re not interested in what she has to talk about. She complains too much about her aches and pains, and claims to have some kind of neurological disease that some of us feel is more psychosomatic than real and which she uses to avoid getting up for church on Sundays.

She also complains about her ex-husband who left her for another woman, but everyone knows it takes “two to tango” and she is not without fault.

We’re all very active churchgoers, while she only sporadically attends services. Plain and simple, she does not really fit in with us anymore.

She takes it very personally, and last year even came over to my home unannounced crying about it, which upset my children and caused my husband to threaten to call the police if she did not leave.

Now she barely speaks to me and has told our relatives that I am a horrible person (even though I’ve helped her).

How can we get her to understand that she should perhaps find another set of friends whose lives and interests align more closely with hers? Sad Sister

Dear Sad: First, let’s establish that I agree with your sister: You are a horrible person.

Obviously, you can do whatever you want and associate with — or exclude — whomever you want, but you don’t get to do this and also blame the person you are excluding for not “fitting in.”

The only way your sister would ever fit in would be for you to make room for her. You are unwilling to do that, and that is your choice. But her being upset is completely justified, and you’ll just have to live with that.

Perhaps this is something you could ponder from your church pew, because despite your regular attendance, you don’t seem to have learned much.

accioecho  asked:

Here's a totally random cutesy AU prompt I've thought of while I was lurking on instagram while waiting for my plane: "Hot dad Killian Jones enjoys a day off with his wife and kid and gets his photo taken and uploaded on the instagram account dilfs_of_Disneyland"

10/10 all of the awards to you Vi. This prompt rocked my world. And I might have had a little too much fun with it. (if you want some context, here’s the Instagram)

It’s been a good vacation so far. He has a lot of fun with Liam on his hip, and at his side on occasion, or in the stroller, while Emma takes pictures and walks them through their carefully planned weekend excursion. He’s been busy with work as of late and Emma’d been itching for some time out of the house, so he figured this was as good a time as any to bring Liam to the Happiest Place on Earth.

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It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday!  

In 19th Century England, trilobite collecting was an activity enjoyed among members of British high society. Those well-to-do folks would arrange weekend excursions to the famed Wenlock limestone quarries near Dudley where they would hunt through the outcrops to search for what were then known as Dudley Locusts—actually Silurian-age trilobites of the species Calymene Blumenbachi (pictured). 

Some of these early adventurers amassed impressive Dudley fossil collections, and over the ensuing decades hundreds of complete trilobite specimens—representing nearly 50 different species—were uncovered. Many of these beautifully preserved Paleozoic remnants ended up in museum displays around the globe, or being handed down from generation to generation as prized family heirlooms.

Meet many more trilobite specimens.