Friday, August 9, 2013

Vacation Day 13

Thursday  June 27, 2013

This morning we got up and got out of hotel Hell as quickly as possible. We went down the road and had breakfast then headed over to do a coal mine tour. I don't like closed in places like that so I waited while Dax and the kids did the tour. They seemed to have liked it alright.

As we were heading out of town, Dax found a place where we could pan for gems so we stopped and did that. It was really hard to find because you drive down what looks like someone's driveway. Then you get to a metal building where business is going on. You kind of drive through their parking lot and around the building and find another driveway from there. Then you finally get to a gate that you have to open and close (horses on the property) and the panning place is in an old shed in front of this guy's house. Of course there were no signs up anywhere to let us know we were on the right track. It's a wonder we actually ever found it.

Anyway, it was fun but we didn't find any gems......just some pretty rocks, I guess.

After we left there we were back on the road to Lexington, KY, where we're spending the night. What a difference a day makes!! Tonight we're staying in the Crowne Plaza which is a far cry from what we stayed in last night. Our room tonight is about three times the size of the one we were in last night and it's far, far cleaner.

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