Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Digging it

About an hour from where we live is Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge. It's a 32,000-acre refuge for migratory waterfowl. We go there some to just walk around and enjoy the outdoors (we've posted previously on one of our trips). This past weekend, we headed there to dig for selenite crystals. Part of the refuge is 10,000 acres of the "largest ... saline flat in the central lowlands of North America."

The refuge opens part of the salt flat each year from April to October to the public and you can go dig for crystals. We had never done that, and last Saturday the sun finally came out (we've been having a lot of rain lately) so we headed up there to give it a try.

Jake had a great time, not necessarily digging for crystals (although he did some of that), but just being out and being a boy. We all enjoyed the family time, and we actually came home with a bunch of crystals.

After we got done with the digging, we came to town and got some food and took it to the park to eat. All in all, another fun adventure and another really great time.

Baba digging, Jake supervising




Jake doing his share


Jake and Mama getting down and dirty searching for crystals


What we were searching for


Writing in the sand


Stomping


Walking around


Pure joy, just running for the fun of it


Jake was here


Family portrait

3 comments:

Journey To Eden said...
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Journey To Eden said...

Sorry. I messed up my last post.

Looks like you are having so much fun with Jake. You are always taking him on neat little field trips. Very cute!

Sherri & Todd said...

Jake is a cute little thing. I love the picture of him digging, that is very sweet.

Sherri