We've been waiting for this stop for several years: a chance to hunt for Diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park, north of where we are camped in Degray Lake State Park. We arrived early and were allowed into our campsite, and had gotten set up by 2:00. After giving Ruby a long, one-hour walk around our campsite and down to the lake, we decided to open up the kayaks and paddle around a bit to get to know the lake. This was especially important because rain is in the forecast for the majority of our week's stay here.
We feel especially spoiled when we can put our kayaks into the water right at our campsite. This is the second campground in two weeks where we've been able to do that! Kathy celebrates:
We only paddled about 1.5 miles, but it was a relaxing introduction to our new home, and some welcome exercise after having sat in the cockpit seats for four hours or so.
Tomorrow: The Hunt for the Elusive Diamonds!