I inherited a very nice metel detector from my mothers estate that I have been itching to try out, so last week this old gardener and his three fellow explores traveled down to the Gates property to see what sort of riches we could unearth. Our base camp was Debbie's nephew's new home which he built himself on the family land. No digging latrines or trying to eat a meal whilst batting swarms of mosquitoes for these explorers. The house was gorgeous and all very stunning facilities for our comfort. After a bit of exploring, Debbie provided a wonderful lunch on the patio for us. We dined while listening to the sounds of the SantiamRiver below us and MeMa giggling with glee while jumping on the trampoline with Debbie's great nephew and niece, Tennesee and Liberty.
Indiana Jones has nothing on this merry band of senior explorers
I brought up the rear with the "machine" making all kinds of blips and beeps.......
Whats this???? Pirate ship? Blip blip beep beep
With a great deal of excitement I shouted "Dig here, it's got to be coins or gold!"
1. two rusty nails
2. one iron pipe
3.one tin can lid
Really? What kind of moron puts a boat out in the middle of the woods with no water.
The life of an adventurer is not without perils, such as these humongus ant hills. I was gazing at this very wonder of nature when I discovered I was about to be carried away by this massive army of ants. I was about to yell, "Run for the river, they can't get to us there!" but discovered like the moron that put the boat in the middle of the woods, there is no river. So we just stepped over the line of ants and everyone went their merry way.
This little log cabin looked very promising but the machine made nothing in the way of blips or beeps
Even this house left by the previous owner and now Debbie's family to go back to nature. The forest is all but swallowing it up.
MeMa insisted it was the home of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Some people have to be treated more gently than others so we waited until she was sure there were no dwarfs. That's right dear, no dwarfs and no gold, it's time to leave.
On our way home we stopped and enjoyed the view of the Santiam River before heading back to Portland.
From a safe distance of course
The only gold brought back were golden plums