If there's water ..the girls will be in it, clothes and all.
Mining for gems, is was very cute to see them get so excited about the gems they found... rose quartz, crystal quartz, lapis, fools gold (or as Christian called it Fooz gold), purple stones, some of them where huge.. With the cool water and under the shade we forgot the hot weather.
I'm glad everybody found about the same amount of gems.. ..the kids where even discussing gem trading!!
Mark found a great park in Salisbury, NC...Dan Nichols Park. I don't know who Dan is but he has a great park. We planned on staying until dark but it was soo hot (102) then a huge thunderstorm rolled in.
Bailey was frightened but she handled it pretty well. We ended up a Chick-fil-a , but we agreed to try again. I would like to rent a cabin and stay the night, I think the kids would have a blast.. We wouldn't get any sleep but the kids would have a great memory...