The kids and I went to the mountains yesterday. Our goal was gold mining at the Julian Mining Co., but the real goal was a short road trip with my two best buds. The greenery and wildflowers were unprecedented. We day dreamed about having a country place: goats, chickens, bees, and a horse each for Molly and John.
It was cold up there, and cloudy but not rainy. We were the only customers at the Mining Co. - the only ones the whole day! The guy was super nice and helpful. We learned a bit about local history and how to pan.
I got specks and the kids got only a little more, but we did get semi-precious stones that the Co. had 'seeded' the sluice with.
We ended with hot chocolate and pie from Duddley's Bakery. The best part was the drive and the baby goats.