October 11, 2012 by admin
The boys really love this book Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
even though it has surprisingly scary looking pictures but I think it’s because my guys are true Seattle-ites who just like to put a pirate on anything to make it a little cooler. (What could be cooler than pirate dinosaurs???!!) But I tried to use that dinosaur connection to get them to do something I wanted to do when we were in Denver. Apparently there are so many dinosaur bones in Denver that the stadium builders actually found some buried on the baseball stadium grounds when they built Coors Field. I wanted to see these bones up close, so I convinced the family to go to Dinosaur Ridge on a super-hot day.
It was sweltering. There is supposed to be some kind of tram or shuttle tour that leaves on the half hour. I don’t know if it’s super-reliable, but I know we just missed one when we were there because we had too many people and then we had to wait over 40 minutes for the next one and I can’t remember what we paid per person, but I think it was only a few dollars. (FYI-This place looks like the type of place where time doesn’t really exist, which I guess is perfect for fossils, right?)
Anyways, I thought it was worth the wait.
We saw actual dinosaur footprints.
And things that might be bones.
The boys loved the shuttle. They sometimes refused to get out to see the bones because they loved the little bus. (Boys. Will. Be. Boys.) But they also posed for some neat pictures.
And when we finished we ended up at a the Blue Cow Cafe in Morrison a short drive away. It had really yummy food
and colossal ice cream cones. I really wanted a dipped vanilla one, but I didn’t get my way.
(PS. for some reason the actual Dinosaur Ridge website is not working when I click through right now……you might want to call them before you make a trip there.
PPS this is my weekly post linkup for Photo Friday on Deliciousbaby.)
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