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Saturday, May 5, 2012


I'm certain that when you think about going on a great family vacation, the first place you think of is Vernal, UT.

What?  You mean it isn't?

Well, fine then.  Maybe you should think about it because as it would turn out, Vernal is a pretty cool place.  Especially if you like these:

The day we got there we went to the Utah Field House Museum and enjoyed uncovering some fossils, putting fossil puzzles together, and exploring the dinosaur gardens.  Will won the award for best dinosaur face- he looked so much like a T-Rex that I nearly wet myself.

The next day we visited the Vernal temple grounds, and headed to Dinosaur National Monument to see the Quarry.

Below is the fossil of a Cammarrasauras.  The wall was incredible- there were over 1,500 bones from around 150 different creatures, and that is just on the one exposed wall!  It is hard to imagine what might lie within the hills surrounding the quarry as well.

After the Quarry we had a picnic at the park and then headed home.  It was the perfect quick trip and such a fun way to celebrate the end of another semester for Dallas!  Only 3 more semesters left and we'll have a Civil Engineer in the house!


marciea casselman said...

I've only driven through Vernal, never stopped and looked around. Maybe I will now that you have enticed me a bit...

Trent and Whit said...

Will does have the best dinosaur face. . .although Dallas's is pretty close! LOVE IT!