Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Weekend in Vernal, Utah

 Picnic lunch at the Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, Utah; just outside Vernal. It is a national park and is filled with hiking trails and lot's of beautiful mountains and rocks. (Utah mountains). We didn't hike considering the heat and I don't do well in the heat, espiecally when pregnant.

 Riding the shuttle tram up to the Dinosaur quarry.
The quarry is all enclosed to protect the fossils from weather and bad guys. At the quarry you can touch some of the bones and they have maps along the wall to explain what you're looking at. There was also a short kids' activity where the kids completed a booklet all about the quarry and then became Jr. Rangers; complete with Ranger badge as you'll see in later pictures.

 On the tram heading back. :) Good job Ben.
 The "Cowasaurus"...I don't mean me. :)

 We also stopped at the Vernal Temple. It was a tabernacle and then they gutted it in 1997 and converted it into a temple. Sound familiar?

There were several huge dinosaurs throughout town and we wanted to get a picture at each of them. :)

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