Independence Day

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Happy Independence Day, America! I haven’t been in the States on July 4 since 2009, so I was pretty excited to watch the parade.

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After the parade, we went to the Utah Natural History Museum.

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The floor was decorated with dinosaur footprints!

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Monkey enjoyed this palaeontologist dig recreation.

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Giant sloth. Check out that pelvis!

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Dire wolf

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Giant buffalo

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Sabre tooth cat

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This wall of ceratops skulls was my favourite part of the museum.

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Diabloceratops

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Pachyrhinosaurus

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Monkey was very excited to see the “boned up dinos.”

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This area had a clear floor and bones underneath.

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This was my favourite part of the Natural History Museum when I was a kid.

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These are actual bones that you can “dig up” in a sand box. Pretty cool! Monkey has been looking forward to this for months!

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One of the displays had rubber molds of the bones.

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Here’s the ceratops skulls from another angle.

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I was barefoot the whole time at the museum. Nobody said anything about it.

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Rawr! I’m going to eat you!

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If y’all think I have big feet, you’ve never seen a hadrosaur footprint.

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There was a palaeontologist working on bones while we were there!

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We sat down and let Monkey play in the backyard discovery area before leaving.

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And of course I watched the fireworks! I hope all my American readers had a safe and happy Independence Day!

One Response to “Independence Day”

  1. Utah Guy
    July 14, 2017 at 1:03 am #

    I went there once, but before my wife finally acquiesced to my desires to be barefoot. I saw the stamped concrete floors and just knew they would be amazing to walk on. I think another trip is in order now that my wife has calmed down a bit :)

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