McRocks Midwest Get together 2007

Keokuk, IA Geode Dig

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5:30 every one came back down from the mine so we could head back for the Geode cracking party at the Hickory Haven Campground. We all went to where they where staying to clean up then meet at the campground around 6:30 PM. We got to the campground and it started to rain. So it was poring cats and dogs with high winds and everything. It was a good thing they have a shelter there. Everyone brought food to share and we all talked about how we did for the day and of our digging past of where we went to find rocks. After we eat Everett had a drawing for some prizes (I didnít win any) After that was done Everett got out his Geode cracker and folks brought him Geodes that they wanted him to crack open to see what was in side of them. We said our good byes and all and headed back to the motel. We packed up most of our stuff for we where leaving for home that next morning.

 

Saturday night Geode cracking party

The group of Geode diggers 2007

The group of Geode diggers 2007

Sun set

Sun set

Sun set

Geode cracking time

Geode cracking time

Everett & Dale

I found this on my camera is a it a ghost?

 

Well 6:00 AM rolled around and I got up to put the rest of our stuff in the van for long trip home. We meet the ones that were left and showed up at the Cafť to eat and have some coffee before we was to hit the road. At 9:00 AM we said our good byes and were off for WI. I wanted to run the Mississippi river back to the Lead mining area of WI.  At Davenport, ILL it started to rain lightly and it did this on and off the rest of the way to WI. It was a longer trip back then I thought it would be. We got in to WI around 3:00 PM and we had another 4 hours to home yet. I didnít have time to check out for some old Lead Mines in the area for we were running out of time. It was raining all the way home. We stopped in to Stevens Point for supper at 6:30 PM. We pulled in to the yard at 8:17 PM it was colder here then it is in IA for sure.

 

The drift less area of WI

 

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