'Sara and I go on Adventures.
This round we did not make it out to the high desert of Denio of Nevada. (As per usual... It calls us, even begs us to come out star gazing, visit the old haunts, soak in it's beautiful hot springs, dig in the dirt for shiny rocks, and explore it's endless acreages) With Mercury being all up in retrograde, plans were transitioned, deep freezer took a dirt nap, tires were popped, chickens were... complicated, and we even received some signs from above.... This year's adventures would be different; same two spirited girls, different destination(s).
We tried Silver City, with it's old timey charm & grace. The weather was not very pleasant. This one's too cold.
We tried Cascade, after the second attempt with a brand new set of tires, brought us home with delightfully unexpected oyster mushrooms in tow. This one's too dry, a dollar shy and buck short.
But this one - This one is just right! The Rock Hounding bug hit, and hit us hard. We decided to play a little closer to home and try our hand at finding some Plume Agate. Exhausted, and yet uber excited from our hunting trip, we went back a second and third time. We were poking along this little hill when a car stops and asks us how we are doing. I reply "finding agates and lizards" with a smile. The gentlemen in the car tell us the hunting is better around the corner. We go a little ways around the corner and are finding bigger better pieces. We see our new friends again. "Well, you're getting closer" they say. So we follow their directions to a better spot. SO MUCH better! "Are your bags getting heavy yet?" I grunt and attempt to lift my bag high. After working the rest of the day on the hill, one of the men comes up to us and says "If you've got some time left, I've got a unique opportunity for you...." Our new pals Gene, owner of The Gem Shop in Cedarburg Wisconsin, and his friend Gary were just closing down their claim for the season, and invited us to be the first people to poke around the filled dig site. They were kind enough to give us a few beautiful specimens they collected, which really piqued our interest.
|Even the Clouds were singing the praises of Plume Agate|
Angel Wing Agate
|This baby gives me the butterflies.|
|I really want to eat it, I'm just sure it tastes like cotton candy and won't shred my insides....|
|Some of our booty from the weekend. I am 96% certain the one in the middle is called "Tube Agate"|
(and I want to eat it too. )
Did I mention I like Rocks? Rocks Rock.
|Leading us to treasure speckled friend?|
|The sky in high desert is always impressive|
|Endless Views of some gorgeous countryside!|
|Beautiful end to the day's work|