Jiggity jig!!! Well I didn't go to market but I did go on vacation then I had to rest up from my vacation???? Seriously I got a nasty bug and am on antibiotics, today is the only day that I actually felt human again...
I had so enjoyed my trip to the Smokey Mountain area of North Carolina, I hope I got that right? The days were cool and nights glorious!!! I couldn't belive it was August and I was wearing a light sweater!!!
One view of the breathtaking scenery as we drove up a mountainside...yeah I was dizzy the whole time!!!
What is that crude saying I was so scared " You couldn't get a pin up my be....?"
That's exactly how I felt here and my dh Bill ( with his "ZZ TOP" facial hair)
held on to me very tightly, I made sure!!!
We saw this waterfall as we drove on said mountainside and went in for a closer look..
My dh and 14 yr old son who LOVES these kind of trips, we went diamond hunting in Arkansas last year, he planned this trip out with a little help from his dad.
No we didn't find any diamonds...
This waterfall was a tourist attraction and had rails and a trail
Bill and me
I almost didn't want to come home but in the end I was ready to get back home, then I got sick....
One of the things we did was hunt for gems we found several stones from citrine to sapphires to rubies and emeralds.Here is some information about the area we were vacationing in..http://pakasdollmaker.com/gemmining.html.
I'm told that this little gem is a natural ruby, it looks like a rock to me and I
almost threw it away, we found it in "Mason Mines" still not so sure...
Here is the " Ruby " at the " Mason Mines"
Here we are slooching for gems at the " Mason Mines "
This creek is at " Hiddennite " my son saw this on the discovery channel
we found a lot of pretty sapphires and emeralds here and the water was ice cold!!!
On the last leg of our trip, we are at " Myrtle Beach " finally and just too
darn hot for me!!! We saw all sorts of tanned people, some looked like they
had been over baked, possible downright burned and leathery raisins to boot UGH!!!!
Definitely not my kinda vacation, we met the nicest folk there too though.
My son with his metal detector, he is so funny he thought he was going to find treasures for sure!!!
Only 6 cents.....
The last night before heading home we found this quaint little area waaaaaaaayyy down
the road and a wonderful little hole in the wall with great food.
Now to recuperate from Bill and Flora's excellent adventure..