Gold Nuggets from the Lost Adams Diggings
February 16, 2017
A surprise awaited us on arriving at our recent Monday night show at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood. After setting my guitar & equipment on the stage, I noticed cameras and lights rigged up in the bar. As it turned out, a production crew for the TV series “Highways and Fairways” was filming a piece on Poodie’s, one of the coolest places on Highway 71, as well as on Willie Nelson’s golf course nearby. They did a lengthy interview with the lovely and personable owner Sharon Burke and then another with me. Further, they taped some of the concert to include in the feature. Before leaving, the producer asked for copies of my CDs for possible soundtrack application in this and future productions. Seems like there’s always something like this going on at Poodie’s, one of Texas’s iconic roadhouses. I’ll be back on stage February 27 with special guest, Walt Wilkins. Come and join us. No sense in us having all the fun!
I am asked all the time about what kind of treasure-hunting projects I’m involved with. I thought I would take a moment and let you know what I have been up to lately.
Attached to this blog is a photo of a pan of gold nuggets. What you see is the result of one or two dips of the pan into the gold-filled stream gravels associated with the famous Lost Adams Diggings. The panning, as well as the photograph, was done by my partner, Earl Theiss.
This most recent trip to the Lost Adams Diggings was my twelfth. The first five or six were spent determining the true identity of the canyon. When that was accomplished to our satisfaction, all that was left was to find the gold that has long been associated with this elusive location.
And find it we did! We are now in the process of planning future trips wherein we will spend most of our time panning nuggets out of the stream.
I’ll keep you posted.