the minnesota river, which runs right though mankato, is really low right now.
i mean really low right now...
all that uncovered riverbed is the perfect place to hunt for agates! my friend eva got me hooked on hunting for agates a couple years ago and while i'm mostly good at finding quartz and interesting looking non-agate rocks, i can spot an agate every now and again.
this is a pretty typical haul for me, a few tiny agates, lots of quartz and lots of randomly awesome rocks. lily, who inherited her love of rocks from her mother, also enjoys pouring over piles of riverbed looking for treasures.
she and i happily spent well over an hour after school today down by the river, enjoying the weather and each others company, sifting through rocks sharing all our cool finds with each other.
i did actually manage to find one pretty impressive agate:
although lily's favorite find of the day does a better job of summing up our sentiments: