Friday, August 5, 2011


His and Hers Gold Pans

What better way to spend a hot summer day than to go gold panning?  Hubby and I both love to go digging in the dirt looking for gemstones and gold.  We never find much, but we have such good memories that we have made over the years.   I still remember the first time we went, up in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  We set up our son's playpen beside the creek and panned for gold in the iciest water I have ever felt!  Thirty years later, and we still love to get out and hike the trails, hunt for treasure and spend time together.  Sure beats going to the movies!  (And yes, I ALWAYS bring my sketchbook with me.  You never know when inspiration will hit you.)


Anonymous said...

Gold panning is an unusual hobby. How did you get into it?

Rose Altom said...

My hubby is an earth science major and was always picking up rocks. When we were stationed in South Dakota, we discovered that you could have your own gold claim in the Black Hills by going to the Deadwood Court House. Always one to try new things, we applied and got it, and went up every chance we could. Hooked on it!