While we’re waiting for Spring to arrive up north so we can head that way, we are exploring a little bit south. We finally decided to head to Crater of Diamonds State Park in southern Arkansas. With high hopes of finding a diamond as big as the Ritz we donned our work clothes and shoes, went through the Diamond Discovery Center, watched the video and rented the tools. At least it was a sunny day to walk in the mud, scoop buckets of clay soil and proceed to wash it in large troughs of cool, muddy water. After almost 3 hours of getting wet and muddy washing buckets of dirt down to a few handfuls of tiny grains of gravel we gave up. We took Mavrik for a hike and decided that the beauty of the Little Missouri River area was the real “diamond in the rough”.
rmjontheroad.com is the website of Robert and Mary Jo.