Day eight (Thursday, March 31) we started from my mom and dad's house. We drove about two hours toward Little Rock, Arkansas and went to a Quartz Mine in Jessieville. It was called Jim Coleman's Quartz Mine. We had a lot of fun. I completely got into digging for the quartz as did my mom and Paradis. Annelies found a friend, a two-year old girl, who she hung with the whole day. We had good luck and found lots of quartz - clear 'crystals' found in the earth.
I just realized I didn't take any pictures of the quartz, I will have to do that later. We are now on the road and they are in the 'basement' of our camper, underneath. They are basically clear crystals, almost like a diamond, but large. This was a very messy job. We came home and had to wash everything we brought along including our shoes, clothes, digging tools.
Day eight: 0 miles (2,098 total). $0 on gas ($832.42 total). $0 on souvenirs ($52.60 total). $20 tourist traps ($463.55 total). One state (Six total). No fights (0 total). No injuries (1 total).