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