The Crystal Mine

A few years ago, my mom and I was taking one of our road trips to the New England States. When we go on a road trip, we can make sudden random stops here or there, if we see something interesting that we might want to check out. So as we were going down the freeway (in what seemed to be basically a road void of much traffic), we saw a homemade sign about a crystal mine. Now anyone who knows me, knows I love my crystals and even plain rocks (also trees, mountains, the ocean, etc… I’m a nature lover.). So my mom and I see that homemade sign and looked at each other, both saying, “You want to go?”

So we follow these “homemade” wooden signs off the freeway down a two lane road.  We go quite a ways and see the homemade sign says next exit on left. Okay, so we come to the next road on left and find a homemade wooden sign, spray painted with an arrow, pointing down a dirt road. Okay. Well it’s a mine, it’s gonna be off of a paved road. So we go down this dirt road… And we drive, and drive…

Of course the dirt road is narrow and goes through the woods, climbing up and down hills.  We do not see even one other vehicle. We are laughing saying things like, “I don’t know, this is creepy. We are following homemade signs down a dirt road into the woods.” Of course it’s creepy. We begin to doubt that there is a crystal mine, but the road is too narrow to turn around on. So we keep going. Suddenly, out of the blue, there is a car behind us. We both began asking, “Where did that car come from?” I mean it just suddenly appeared! We are getting really creeped out, now being followed by a car that just seemed to have come out of the woods, and we want to just turn around. It seemed like we had already been driving 35 – 40 minutes.

Finally! We see a small clearing! And what do you know?! There “IS” a small building with a fenced in walkway going into a “small dark” mine.

We parked the car, got out and stood in front of the car for like 5 minutes, looked at the view (from being up higher on a mountain than we realized), and we got back in the car and left. Lol!!  We decided it was just a little strange, so after all that,… we got the heck out of there!

Yeah, so we just randomly go off the path to our destinations, spend 40-45 minutes going, we don’t know where, only to say, “Nah… Nevermind.” 😂

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