Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gold Rush

The buddies have been wanting to pan for gold for months now. We farm some land near a local gold mine and pass it quite often. I always reply....wait until this summer.
Well, this summer has flown by and I was reminded of my promise, so we finally made it out there. Here is our find after panning for about thirty minutes. Allot of work for a tiny speck of gold, but the boys were happy.
They thought every thing was awesome, especially walking inside of the mines. Wyatt and I enjoyed seeing it through their eyes, as we have been there several times before.
I think we will have to go back to Reed Gold Mine for their haunted mine trail this October. It is just right for 7-9 year olds.
Cross "panning for gold" off of the buddies bucket lists. They were on cloud nine when we left that afternoon!


Rockin' it up said...

the haunted mine scared the crap outta me in HIGH SCHOOL--lol--but i'm a big pansy :)

raising4boys said...

That sounds like a LOT of fun! I love doing things like that with my boys. They would go crazy over the gold ;)

Shannon said...

Leigh.....seriously? Levi and Wyatt laughed all the way through it when we took them, lol.

"B" said...

I loved Reed Goldmine as a kid, although I think the haunted trail would scare me too- I don't know when I turned into a wussie lol.