As a child all I wanted to do was be a grown up, as a grown up all I want to do is have childish fun. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered a local tourist attraction where you pan for gems.
Kaine showing me the ropes, he’s a experienced little miner. Look how happy he is.
You buy gems by the bucket load, the gems are hidden by mine dirt, you scoop the mine dirt into your pan and the fun begins.
Before your very eyes, gems appear. Ok so this is absolutely a childish way to spend a afternoon but I loved it.
My hoard for the afternoon. Once you have finished you can browse the shop which sells antiques and gems with some strange bits in between.
I had just as much fun shopping as I did panning for gems, the shop was an Aladdins cave of all things I wanted but never knew I did.
My inner child is smiling from ear to ear.