Both the boys and Grandma are delighted every time we have occasion to visit Stories In Stones, a local business in Angels Camp owned by Pam and Russ Shoemaker.
Its Owen and Theo's favorite store.
We bummed around town a bit before going to Moaning Cave. They've been to Mercer a couple times but never Moaning. Theo shuddered a bit at the hand winder that at one time lowered people into the unknown depths in a half barrel "bucket" holding a candle. And, at the skull of a 12 year old girl who fell into the cave during a distant, unknown past. We enjoyed watching the rappelling while waiting for our walking tour.
Before breakfast this morning, Theo picked plums from the tree on the deck with Aunt Dawn. He hopes his mom will make cake with them.