On Saturday morning we decided to drive to Boone, NC. We stopped for lunch at McKethan Brothers Barbecue before heading to Foggy Mountain Gem Mine.
At the gem mine, we purchased a bucket of dirt and sluiced our way through the much to find some gems.
After we were done, we took our treasures to the experts who sorted through everything for us and told us what we found. Our best find was an emerald! Sarah wanted to pay to have it cut our of the stone and set but I said no. There was no telling how big (or most likely small) it was. Knowing our luck it would have been too tiny to set. And the price to cut an emerald was far more expensive than most of the other stones.
After we left the gem mine, we hopped on the Blueridge Parkway and took in the beautiful scenery on our way home!
We came home and grilled burgers and ate corn on the cob that was fresh from the garden. Sunday was Mass, delicious lunch at my parent's house and then just hanging out.
It was a great weekend! me!