7/07/01: It was Saturday morning, and we slept in! We were going to try and take it easy today. We toured the “Old Timer’s Mine” bought a few books and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The Old Timers Mine is now owned (2013) by our good friend Trevor Berry…good on you mate! A note from Darlene…we needed to wear hardhats while in the mine…they were lettered on the side as Large, Medium, and Small. Steve chose Large, I chose Small. They also had names on the front of the hat…Steve chose Dick. I can’t remember what I chose. He was the center of my attention for the remainder of the day!
We had been invited by Trevor Berry (Trevor is also a part time opal cutting instructor at the TAFE) to see how to make doublets…began that, then had to pick up some souvenirs, and then finished the doublet. Trevor and Rose have a lovely home on a hill overlooking Coober Pedy…beautiful roses and grape vines. We joined Trevor and Rose at Tom & Mary’s. Lovely day.