Unfortunately, we are not going home this summer to the mountains. And yes, I am feeling a little homesick, so I thought I would share some photos from last summer's trip.
Gem mining can be a dirty cold job, but someone has to do it!
Gem mining at the creek in Hiddenite's Emerald Hollow Mine was interesting and different. The cold water at first bothered us a bit, but after a while we got used to it and enjoyed the cool afternoon under the trees.
After visiting several different gem mines in the area, we always return to our favorite. . .Foscoe Gem Mine just a little south of Boone in North Carolina.
Does anyone know what these are? Moths or butterflies? Do you know what they are called?
And of course Woody always travels with us. At times, having him with us on those long road trips has not been easy, quite difficult in fact, but he so enjoys walking the hiking trails with us, playing in the snow or just cuddling up next to the fireplace on a cold night.
Oh well I guess I will have to wait a few more months. If not in the fall, then it shall be for Christmas, but I hope to be up on my mountain soon.....