Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Topaz Mountain for Rock hounders..

We drove 2 hours southeast to a mountain in the middle of nowhere.

How many Gillespies can you get on a four wheeler? One Paul, three boys and a dog. oh, wait you didn't see Gracie and I on the front I had to get off to take the picture.
Greg and Josh came with us.
Grandma and Grandpa Gillespie
Ryan and Jen. Thanks Ryan for the great idea to come down and have some fun.
Dean and Gracie in the trailer we borrowed. Dean looks like he has horns in this picture. haha

Our happy family moment, Paul and I with Gracie, looking away at Wyatt on the minnie four wheeler. Dean off chasing Wyatt.

Wyatt in the dirt looking for Topaz bear foot.
Gracie sitting in her chair. Grandma put her on some newspaper so she wouldn't get dirty.
But Gracie is smart she will eat the paper to get to the dirt.. "haha Grandma I can still get dirty".
Some of our gem hunters at work.
Oooh I found some Topaz. Did you know that topaz in the rock is brown but when it sits in the sun for a while it turns clear.
We had a great time. the weather was nice during the day, but at night, wow, it got cold. I think we all agree that we want to do this event again, and we'll stay a little longer.

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