Some photos from our time out at Warner Springs for NYE and New Years Day. Lot's of music playing, animal snuggling, and food eating= a great time had by all. I didn't take any photos of when we went out and soaked in the hot springs on New Years Day (and checked out this really creepy old Spanish/ Indian church near the springs!). The hot springs are pretty authentic, I don't think they add any chlorine to the water so you get the maximum mineral content allowable. The springs definitely don't smell great (egg smell for days) but it's always worth it to take a dip.
Before lunch on New Years Day we went crystal hunting and I'm not sure what I was expecting but I thought it would be along the lines of beach combing for sea glass in that you can just pluck jewels off the ground like it ain't no thing. Uh, I was wrong. You definitely need to have an eye for it. There were lots of pieces of quartz, rose quartz, old bullet casings, and black tourmaline but most of the pieces were so dime a dozen that they weren't worth picking up. I did find some cool pieces of mica and a few neat quartz crystals so all was not lost. Grant found a pointed crystal--lucky!
I have to run, my friends and I are indulging in a fried chicken dinner at Memphis! 50% off on Thursdays?! Best deal in Orange County!