No matter where you go, to a friends, across or out of town - ALWAYS take the detector along. Some of the greatest spots open to you are when we don't expect it. Plus it may come in handy - example when at a party I was asked to find a ring someone had lost - which I found. Now that it is warmer, I always keep my detector in my truck hoping to find a spot to try or hunting during my lunch. Like the lottery - you never know.