I'm with you Joyce. I don't want to pay the ridiculous prices you see in the stores. As of right now I'm planning on going on some hiking trips this summer to find some rocks and driftwood. If I get over my hatred for the cold I would go scout out some of our reservoirs and rivers, as all the water levels are down now giving the best opportunity to find some wood that spent the entire summer under water. If anybody else knows of a good place, I'm listening as well.