Poor C had to work so the girls and I headed out. C suggested checking out a dinosaur track park that was by the road. I gave Rebekah some options and she chose that (over the zoo). So we headed out.
It was SUPER hot. Denver had wild fires the week before thanks to the sweltering heat. That day was no different with triple digits. I kept water handy for everyone. The website said you could take a tram to the top, but had to walk back down. But then it turned out they changed - you got to ride the "tram" (it turned out to be more like a mini bus) back down too.
I actually don't recall the name of our tour guide - but I want to say 'Mike'. So we shall henceforth call him MIKE! He was pretty into his job actually and I enjoyed his talk. I really liked the fact that he was so animated.
|He gave us a lot of information - including how to tell the difference|
between a rust deposit and a fossil. (Lick it is ONE way...)
|I held Ruth the entire time - so there aren't a ton of good pictures of her. LOL|
|Mike even had photography suggestions. The biggest was|
to be sure to have something in the picture to show size...
this is a cross section of a spine I believe.
|Mike pointing out a foot print.|
|Another foot print. This dino was so heavy it stepped through sediment.|
The other type was a dino that was walking across some already established sediment. This dino was so heavy it crushed through a bunch of layers. That is definitely a large foot...and a heavy body! (This is what is being demonstrated above.)
|I'm shaking hands with a dinosaur paw!|
|OH NO! A dino is stepping on me!|
|One of the few I've got of the girls together.|
|Mom - what ARE you doing? HOW EMBARRASSING!|
SMILE CHILD! :-P
|Checking out paw prints|
|Tour Guide Mike took this picture for us! :-)|
|Back at the base...|
I did let Rebekah pick out a gift at the gift shop. She chose a necklace with a dino on it and for Peter we got a little toy dino thing.
Next up, we headed to the aquarium and starved to death. :-P