The New Mexico Press Association liked this photo and named it the second place feature photo in the state during last weekend's annual awards banquet. It's all in her expression. She was too cute. I remember panning for gold when I was this age and being thrilled to see those sparkling flakes.
Allison Kitchens, 5, spots gold in her pan after a long process of shaking and sorting gold flakes from the gravel and sand with her grandfather at the Gem and Mineral Show on May 2, 2007.