Took some time out to drive down to the Morefield Mine near Richmond, VA. This mine is open to the public (in season) as a "pay-to-dig" operation. Basically they mine underground then bring the rock up to the surface and spread it around for everyone. Had lots of fun but it got crowded in the afternoon. Didn't fine anything great but did fine some decent amazonite. They are trying to sell the mine so this may be one of the last weekends to dig.
Over 300 cars showed up early, starting at 8:00 AM, for the recent Hendersonville Cars and Coffee cruise-in. World of Clothing in Hendersonville, NC hosted the event and cars were spread out all across their large parking lot.