Wednesday, June 15, 2016

going to dinosaur to see dinosaurs


rcg is kind of a dinosaur nut. not in a super geeky "i know everything there is to know" kind of way, but in a "i like them enough to get a tattoo" kind of way. so when i realized that our road trip was going to pass somewhat near dinosaur, utah/colorado, i made it a point to stop at dinosaur national monument to make one of his boyhood dreams come true. it was pretty badass. 






see: visit the quarry exhibit hall at the dinosaur national monument to see over 1500 fossils and one of the best allosaurus skulls ever found. while you're there, be sure to pick up one of the guides that points out which bones came from which animals; it makes the visit even more interesting. if you want to spend a little more time here check out the hiking trails, river rafting, camping, and petroglyphs. 

eat/sleep: vernal, utah is a fracking town, so i have no real recommendations on where to sleep or eat; we ate sandwiches from our supply of groceries and stayed in an unremarkable, but clean hotel. camping is hard to find in the town itself, but you can camp in dinosaur national monument if you want.