Saturday morning we got up bright and early and headed out for Diamond Hill Mine. I had seen it on Groupon the day before, never even knew this place existed. I knew we wouldn't have any problems with the kids being interested in digging for 'treasure'. Not to mention Brian kind of has a thing for dirt. I don't get it, but for some reason they like it. I liked sitting back and watching everybody knowing that I did this, I made this happen for them...Dirt Digging Heaven. So, for the next 4 hours I was the cool mom who didn't care if the kids got dirty and the awesome wife who didn't make her husband do chores on his day off. Sometimes you just gotta hand it to yourself...you done good.
Looks like a big one...
"Check out this big rock, Mom!"
I'm surrounded by squatters!!
And here's some of their treasures...
Ella's "crystals". Not much of a hand model am I?
Aiden's "dinosaur jaw".
I think this looks like a clump of wisdom teeth. Is there a dentist in need of a paper weight?
Brian's take homes, garden rocks. He wasn't able to take the one he took so much time to dig out. Unfortunately it was gargantuan, and we needed an extra 3 guys and a wheel barrow to attempt to bring it back. That's just the way it goes sometimes.
I don't really know what we are going to do with all of these
rocks gems. Hope they don't have any high expectations for this weekend because I got nothin'.