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... look, swishing the gravel in the water. Divide and conquer will be the order of the day. We shall see. It can't be a long day though - just a few hours coz we need to make our way over to Mississippi to meet up with Bobby for dinner, the chap who did a bit of running around for us attending to matters re the trike. It's a good 5 hour drive so need to be on our way at the latest by 1100 hrs. Nice relaxing ...
We arrived at Diamond Crater State Park at 940a ready to hunt for diamonds. It's a hot day with a slight breeze which makes sitting in the dirt a hot job. After about and hour we decided to use the water screen sifting method. Two reasons one ...
... the Post Castle, about which I knew nothing, but which turns out to be the folly of a guy with too much money. He and his wife set about building it in 1969, copying various features of castles they saw on a trip to Europe. They got divorced, however, not many years later, and the castle was never finished. After a lengthy period of time during which the castle was an oddity attracting passersby for photo ops, the castle ...
... gems are just sitting on the ground. We didn't find any, but it's an engaging activity; you end up really trying to find your prizes amongst the millions of tiny stones your either sift through or sluice. I was exhausted by the effort, myself, but I have to say the facilities here are very good. I would do it again sometime in the future.
Today, we head back home. The weather itself may be our on the road adventure, but so far, so good.
... zillions of years ago). We didn’t find any, just some cool rocks, but they average a couple of small diamonds per day found by park visitors. There was a nice trail to the Little Missouri River with an overlook where you could see a few teepees across the water. By far the best place we’ve stayed so far!
I'd say this is what we were hoping for when we planned this trip, and it feels good.
Other places to stay in Murfreesboro
81 Roy Road, Murfreesboro | Campgroundfrom $120