Monday, July 2, 2012

Ice Age!

How did we make Michaela smile on this very hot day?
We went to her one of her favorite places:

Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, Colorado is having an Ice Age summer. Last year it was the summer of the T-rex, with the life-sized animatronic dino spending all summer thrilling kids of all ages (me too!). This summer they've got four special visitors: a glyptodon, which looks like a VW-sized armadillo; a wooly mammoth; a giant ground sloth (which reminded me too much of the Skeksis from the movie The Dark Crystal); and a sabre toothed cat.

This is Corbin, Paul, and Zack in front of the mother and baby sloths.

Close-up of their faces.
The glyptodon was incredible! What an odd animal...
And check out the spikes on that tail.
Corbin, Zack, and Michaela.
Rachel with the mammoth.
Zack with one of the permanent displays, a turtle fossil cast.
Another permanent display (someone needs to dust the dead dino); Utahraptor eating a sauropod.
The sabre toothed cat.
Open wide and say, "AAAAAHhhhhhhhh!" and run like hell!

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