Field Trip

Yesterday our homeschool group went to Morefield Mines in Amelia, about 45 minutes west of where we live. JL and JM had gone when they were in elementary but JK didn’t so this was a treat for her.

It looked as if we weren’t going to get there! As were were about 30 minutes out of town, the sky turned very dark and we heard thunder. Then the skies opened up. It was raining so hard that most of the drivers, including me, pulled over to the side of the road until the storm passed. JK wanted to know if we were still going. I told since we were passing through the storm, it should be all right farther west. And it was! We had a beautiful day and no rain. As a matter of fact, it hadn’t even rained at the mine so the ground was dry. I was so thankful!

We spent about three hours there and came home with lots of amazonite, four crystals, one garnet (very small) and two amythests (one small and one the size of a quarter). Now I’m looking for a rock tumbler. I know the amazonite will turn out very pretty once it’s smoothed out.

We didn’t find the crystals until we were ready to leave. I walked over to another part of the mine and as I was doing so JK found one! Then I looked down and there were two sticking out from under a large rock. I found the fourth a few yards away. I found my amythest as I was walking up to the sluice. Maybe I shouldn’t have spend so much time digging!

As usual, I forgot my camera so I don’t have any pictures. I would really like to have a smaller camera that I can just put in my purse and leave there but it’s not in the budget. Maybe someday! In the meantime, pray that I remember to take my camera when we go to important memory-making places!! Or maybe you should just pray that I get a newer brain.

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