Sunday, July 25, 2010

DAY 25

Black Bear

Lions and tigers and bears...oh my! I warned you there were dinosaurs on the loose around here. As it turns out, Vernal sits amidst some of the most spectacular geologic and paleonotologic resources on earth, all within an 80 mile area. Yesterday we toured Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum and were highly impressed with the 2.7 billion years of history revealed in rocks, fossils and dinosaur bones on display...some you can even touch. I didn't have time to paint today since we are on the road all day driving to the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole but here are a few photos from the museum.
Two Wooly Mammals
Allosaurus Jimmadsenil

Dinosaur Kiss
Things Grow Big Here...Real Big!!!

For all you fossil and dinosaur freaks, like my son and grandkids, here is a link to all the photos I took of some of the other displays.


  1. WOW what a cool slice of time that area has to offer. We could definitely spend an entire holiday's like the earth's Smithsonian! Thank you for stopping, I only hope it was for you and not because you felt obligated.

    P.S. kissing dinosaurs has been linked to spontaneous dismemberment.

    P.S.S. Grandave With Mammoth is the funniest photo I have ever seen.

  2. Wait till you see the photos I took today, Rob. You are going to totally FREAK!!! I will try to create another album tomorrow and send you a link. We stopped because we were totally wowed not by obligation!!! I want to come back here and stay for about a year.