Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Topaz Mountain

Since I am "johnny on the spot" I now finally posting pictures of our day trip to Topaz Mountain
We went about 2 months ago on a nice warm sunny day. (yes there was one in April).
It was about 1 1\2 hours south west of our home in the middle of  NO WHERE!!
It was so pretty!
and so quiet
and you could see for miles.
Nate and the kids digging for Topaz.
 dumping water on the dirt and digging.
Nic trying to find some Topaz
Kortnee trying to find some too.
Success!!! can you see the Topaz stone...
Whitnee watching and holding on to Gidget.
Second find of the day. A little LIZARD.
For those of you who don't know Whit. She is TERRIFIED of anything that crawls and flies. I think mostly because she can't move away from them on her own and because she can't swat things away.
BUT here she actually asked to TOUCH the LIZARD.  I think because DADDY was holding it tight.
 Now every trip has a little excitement right!
well, as we were trying to find the right spot to dig, we were driving around a HUGE water hole and out of NO WHERE a JEEP came flying by right through the water and this was the out come.
It was a good thing we were in the VAN as a FAMILY or I think my husband would have gone after them with out ANY hesitation.  It was a good teaching moment though about being considerate to others no matter what.  Although I did wish that they would end up on the side of the road with an empty tank of gas 
and 3 flat tires, but that did not happen. DANG IT!!! Carma will come around right.

We had a great time and are trying to decide where to go next.
Here's a good start to our STAYCATIONS this year!