For one of our P-day activities we went with the Egberts to see a replica of an amethyst mine. This was never a real mine, just a replica of what a mine was like. A man named Mr. Tomassini loved to collect rocks and was fascinated with the geodes that produced amethyst. After collecting for years he decided to display his collections in a replica of a mine where the amethysts are found. Following are some pictures of the collection.
We found out the if we paid for a buffet lunch at the restaurant next to the mine we could get a free tour of the amethyst mine. So we all had a wonderful lunch before we went on the tour of the mine. Here are some pictures of the buffet.
Outside the restaurant was a small lake with a lot of white geese swimming around. They liked to play follow the leader.
There was also a swan paddle boat that was floating free in the lake.