Monday, July 26, 2010

On the road: Dinosaur country - Vernal, UT

During the last stretch of our 3.5-week road trip, we spent two days in Vernal, Utah. First we dropped by the impressive new location of the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum to visit Allosaurus and friends.


Then we headed a few miles out of town to Dinosaur National Monument to see some sauropod (longneck) fossils still in their original rocky locations.

The white arrow is pointing to the end of a femur bone. We could also see parts of the spinal column and foot bones. It was pretty exciting!

Littlest was hoping to see some real, live dinosaurs, but alas, we had to be satisfied with a little live lizard.

It was such a beautiful setting. And under 100 degrees, so we were grateful. It can get much hotter.


Stephanie said...

We went out there when.... Trev was five, I think. Maddie one. That must be right, because we wouldn't have taken her when she was a week old! :)

I keep thinking someday we'll get out there again - and then we find somewhere that we haven't been to discover!

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

My little girls would be so excited to see those exhibits!

How do you teach about dinos in your homeschool? I was thinking about getting a christian based dino book, but not sure which is best.

Thanks! (looks like you had a blast)

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

In truly appreciate your response! I will look into the author you suggested... and your right- when me and my girls look at a world map- we have fun guessing how the flood may have changed the composition of the earth's surface...

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