Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ophir Goodness Sakes!

On Labor Day, while we wanted to go out and do something, we didn't want to go too far because the kids had been acting whiny and we didn't want a long car ride with tired and cranky kids.

So, we explored the little mining town of Ophir, tucked up in a little canyon all by itself.

There were leftover mining things, and old railroads to play on.

You can't see it from this picture, but this whole pile of dirt and gravel sparkled! The kids loved finding little gold nuggets.

I've been working on the railroad, all the livelong day...

We thought this was funny.

Learning some history...

Our first taste of fall!

Skipping rocks.

All in all, a great day. And we got home right before the meltdowns began!


  1. Fun, just for the day get-a-ways are some of the best mini vacations to take. And if you can beat melt down with the kids it makes it even better:)

  2. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Can hardly wait to visit Ophir!! So glad you had a fun day....and so glad you shared it with us. Love you, MOM

  3. What a fun outing. I've never heard of Ophir. Love the colors on the trees!

  4. Ophir is my favorite little town! I always tell my kids that I will be moving there when we retire!


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