From the moment we left Arkansas, I knew we were on for one of the longest rides in our life. Thank God we met G and Destiny, my latest and greatest friend since yesterday, because they recommended we go to Murfreesboro to the Crater of Diamonds State Park, where you can search for diamonds out in their diamond fields. This was an experience of a lifetime! I never expected to find myself and my wife searching for diamonds in the fields, especially out in Arkansas. And, before you even ask, we didn’t find any diamonds. It sure was hard to work through the blistering sun in our eyes while on the search for diamonds. All I could think of was PIE!! I mean with Homemade Piecrust on the line in my mind, c’mon y’all, who can blame me for thinking of pie?
We rented the whole kit in order to sift through the dirt, rocks and debris that is out in the fields. We came across some of the locals that come at least once weekly in search of real, raw diamonds. There’s even one guy who moved in order to live in Murfreesboro near the park as he made diamond hunting a hobby. This guy in particular finds countless diamonds annually. The stories of the diamonds found on their land are radical. Almost every single day someone leaves with the diamond. Oh yeah, I forgot to add the part where you can take anything you find with you home and they are home to the largest diamond ever found in the rough (in the world, might I add).
We found some pretty cool stones that we got to take home such as, hematite and others. I’ll be honest, just the simple fact that we had the opportunity to search for diamonds made driving through the middle of nowhere that much more intriguing. I’m not too set on the drive through Texas, but; we will be stopping at a friend’s house in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to take a breather.
We plan on making our way straight to San Antonio with no stops, other than bathroom breaks and our stop at Erica’s home. We pretty much want to get in and out of Texas seamlessly, although; we know it’s going to be pretty much impossible. We’ll do what we can. For now, it’s just us on the road until The Alamo!
My infamous Homemade Piecrust recipe is one for all. Have you been looking for a replacement for the store-bought kind? This is the perfect recipe for any family looking to remove gluten & sugar from your diet but still eat pie.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Pulse all ingredients in the food processor until a ball forms. Place dough in a mixing bowl.
Spray pie dish with coconut oil.
Press the dough into your pie dish with your hands. Cover the sides of the dish in order to have a seamless crust.
Using a fork, poke some holes toward the center of the crust to release air bubbles from forming.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Allow to cool.
Fill with any desired filling.