One of the activities at Old Poway Park is panning for gold in Rattlesnake Creek.
All you need to do is bring a pie pan (we'll have lots of those after the pumpkin pies are all gone!), dip it in the sand, and swish it all around.
Is that gold??
YAY! They both found a little bit! Now we are RICH!!
OK, well, maybe not. This is actually a once a year event, the Rendevous, which portrays life in the 1800's. There isn't any gold in Rattlesnake Creek either. And it really isn't gold, but iron pyrite, otherwise known as Fools Gold, that was brough in just for the Rendevous. The kids had fun panning though!
I'm the wife of a Marine, mom to two beautiful kids, and a full time volunteer. Most of my time goes to either the kids' school or the the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society where I help out in their Thrift Shop. I'm also a stamper and a photographer. I would also love to be a horseback rider (again) but have no time!