Monday was a holiday here in America. Labor Day. A day in which if you ask The Native's, is a day in which we honor our mothers who labored to bring us into this world. I make no effort to educate them any differently.
The Native's didn't have any school and The SM had the day off from work. We loaded up in the truck and headed to a place called Topaz Mountain. Named thus because apparently, the mountain and surrounding area is made from lava and filled with topaz and other gemstones.
Food, hammers, chisels, screw drivers, anything you could pound into rock, and more food. Roger that. We're off!!
We found a nice secluded spot to picnic and park the truck. The Native's took off in several different directions. Mr. T and Mr. C took off up this hill just sure they'd find a gold mine of gemstones at the very tip top.
Mr. M and Mr. B took off and climbed this one. That tiny little yellow speck in the middle of the photo is Mr. B's shirt.
Mr. C and Mr. T have made it to the top. The only evidence is the two of them yelling random words out to the entire of state of Utah and laughing their heads off as it echoed back to them.
The SM showed Mr. J, Henny Penny, and Levi some rocks they could pound on close by so we could keep an eye on them.
The sound of all of these guys pounding rocks up this little draw sounded like gun shots going off echoing back and forth.
The rock in this area was fascinating to me. Such a dull grey color but nature put some blush on their faces to brighten things up a bit. It was an overcast day so the grey everywhere seemed all the more grey.
Mr. J hard at work.
Levi doing his best to crack the entire mountain in half.
Not a gemstone. Not even close. Warning! Do not pick up or move any rocks with your bare hands! A scorpion.
Henny Penny cracked me up. Her pink purse clutched in one hand and a hammer beating the tar out of rocks with the other.
If this doesn't describe my baby girl, I don't know what does.
Mr. M and Mr. B still hard at work on their side of the hill
Mr. T and Mr. C coming back down for some grub. Hiking up while yelling their heads off has made them hungry.
Levi is trying to split a rock in half.
This is actually pretty impressive for him. This requires fine motor skills so for him to hit the screw driver like this, I was proud of him! I just need to make sure he doesn't try this at home on things I don't want split in half!
NOT, the end........