Crater of Diamonds State Park

What a day this was!  3 families – 10 children (6 were ours and 2 of theirs were missing) plus a field of dirt, mud and the possibility of diamonds!  

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This was one of the rare moments she let me put her down.  Lots of people, unsteady ground, I can see how it was intimidating.

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It didn’t take long for the younger ones to discover a trail.

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When I agreed, I didn’t know the trail was 1.2 miles.  While carrying a sleepy 17 month old. Lesson learned – read the trail head because Google doesn’t show trails. 

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The only positive side to spring tornado storms – the next day everything sprouts green!

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The big boys took digging seriously!

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Love this! After lunch Mr took the baby… who went back to sleep.  So daddy found a nice spot and joined her. I took that as an opportunity to dig around a little. 

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A needle in a haystack mixed with a slot machine feeling.  Just one more shovel full could reveal the precious stone…

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But none were found that day, nor the day before. Hopes of finding the Big One dashed… for now.

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On the way home we decided to hit up the new store.

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Finding a couple of diamonds sure would have come in handy to get this beaut!

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A lovely and exhausting day. 

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  1. I am a big fan of the Kelty pack to carry little ones. My boys spent a lot of napping hours in those things. We have a place like that near here but you dig for crystals of some type. We have never actually dug around although we did hike there a couple times.
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