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Well, I'm back from Arkansas. Unfortunately we found no diamonds. Lots of rocks, but no diamonds. In case you're wondering (Carlos), here's what this place is. We went to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. It's this place where people come from all over to dig through dirt to look through diamonds. You can either walk along the surface and look for shiny stuff or you can take dirt and sift it dry or you can take dirt and wash it. The day before we got there 8 diamonds were found, the first day out there 3 were found, and the last day 5 were found. And the Lovatos came home with none. We stayed at a lovely Days Inn in Arkadelphia.

Here are some reflections on the trip:
  • Arkansas is WAY prettier than I imagined. It's basically a giant forest with some stuff carved out for farms and towns and WalMarts.
  • Arkansas is warm and humid.
  • Humidity SUCKS.
  • Diamond hunting consists of being out in the heat and doing the same thing over and over and over.
  • The closest movie theater to Arkadelphia is 30 miles away. Yes, we drove 30 miles through the woods to go see a movie.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings is amazing. I am going to email them and tell them they need to build in Riverside. (DUDE! I just googled them and found there's one in Rancho Cucamonga. I am very happy!)
  • People in Arkansas are CRAZY friendly. I thought that was pretty cool.
  • We had breakfast at this place called Bill's in Benton the day we flew out. You should definitely eat there if you're ever driving on I-30 through Benton.
  • Little Rock has a pretty cool downtown and Sticky Fingerz was excellent.
There you have it. I told my dad I'd go again....in a few years.