So, Whadja do for Spring Break?
Us? Well, the kids built a snowman, had snowball fights,
On Friday we went on a roadtrip with some of our friends. They wanted to go to Topaz Mountain.
It’s a place in central Utah where there is a Mother Load of minerals, and gemstones.
Not only that but there are also plentiful Trilobite fossils.
It was an awesome adventure!
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This is the glamorous Topaz mountain.
As you can see, it is not a tropical paradise.
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To get there you have to drive through every tiny town in Utah, including several almost ghost towns.
Then you pass through the land of desolation…..the end of the Earth, the middle of nowhere.
The last services of any kind were in the city of Lyndyl. Lyndyl is 50 miles from Topaz.
When you get to Topaz Mountain you turn all of your children loose with hammers,
and other dangerous tools.
They spend the next hour breaking rocks,
and rolling rocks down the mountain trying to knock each other over.
The lush scenery.
Notice, there are no Peein’ trees.
We spent another couple of hours in the washes chasing the sparkle of little clear crystals.
The kids came home with buckets of “cool” rocks, and a bucket of “sparkly” dirt.
We each had a baggy of crystals,
and VERY FULL Bladders!
It was a blast, and the kids are begging to go back.
Next time we are going to go down the road a little to find Geods, and Apache Tears.
What is your Family favorite WACKY vacation site?