Uff-da what a trip! The kids and I, along with my mom, went to Oklahoma to visit my father (he’s working there). I just don’t see him often enough…we had a great time. Round trip was 1,848 miles and we only had ONE emergency potty break! We were on the road from 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM. I don’t want to go anywhere in a vehicle for a long time, if I can’t bicycle to a place it’s too far away! hehe!
I should have had my camera on a different setting…oh well. The salt plains are white – it looked/looks like a snow/ice-covered lake! Only… it was 105 degrees. (That’s me in the pink hat) I’m proud to say we didn’t get sunburned. This crystal is the biggest one I found. Most of the others were slivers compared to this. I think it is awesome!!! I really wanted to go back for more – the thrill of the hunt was sooo much fun. My boys are natural born diggers and also had a fantastic time.
We also went to Oklahoma City to visit the science museum. Wow. They have a GREAT museum there. There were tons of hands-on things for the kids to do and try. If it was closer we’d be there often!
What else did we do? Well, of course, I visited the thrift stores in Enid. While I was there I wanted to take some pictures for Thrift Store Horror. I couldn’t find any!!! I’ll be posting about that experience on Thrift Store Horror soon. :) But one thing I did find was a sweet silver ring. I dug in the dollar bin and although it was black I figured it was really silver. I cleaned it using the salt and foil method and it worked great!!! I’ll get a picture up later, but it is very delicate and sweet.
While I really didn’t want to leave my dad I really did want to get back to my hubbie and our life. It was wonderful to come home again. I don’t leave very often… and I think it is a great idea to get away once in a while. You have new experiences, make memories, sweat and explore… and appreciate home all over again. Walking through my front door was like, well, like coming home again!!
PS: I can’t wait to get back to crafting – I said to myself that “after the garage sale there will be time” – nope had to get ready for Oklahoma. OK…”after Oklahoma there will be time” – nope it’s the 4th of July this weekend! What will pop up next? Happy crafting!!