On Saturday we woke up early and loaded the girls up for a surprise road trip!
We drove the 2 hours to Jet, Oklahoma to visit the Salt Plains.
We went into the visitors center and the girls had fun seeing all the animals. We also watched a video about digging for Selenite crystals and that's when they got really excited.
It is such an amazing view! You drive a few miles down this dirt country road lined with cows and trees and all of a sudden you come onto this vast land that looks like white sandy beaches.
We grabbed our shovels and walked out to find a good spot to start digging.
The girls had a blast digging and getting dirty.
Even Aaron got in on the fun :)
It didn't take too long and we hit the jackpot! Tae and Hensley took the crystals and washed them in little water puddles.
After we filled a cup full of crystals, we had a quick picnic lunch in Cherokee.
After we finished our lunch, we headed back to the city. Hensley slept the whole way home and Tae watched a movie.
Here's our collection of crystals. I bought a shadowbox frame and decided to make this Oklahoma shape to hang on our wall. I'm very happy with the way it turned out!
It was a great little road trip and I can't wait until we go on another. It's truly amazing to see the joy in your child's eyes and you know that they will hold onto these memories forever.