Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, UT; July 13, 2013


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We spent Saturday July 13 at Hogle Zoo with my sister, Raydon, and her two kids, Lacoya and Jon.  The zoo featured several animals created entirely out of legos.  I included a few pictures of them.  The alive polar bear was fun to watch.  He was swimming around in a loop and would come straight for the glass and then pop up in front of the window.

The kids loved the baby giraffe.  We also attended the bird show.  Two birds brushed by me, one the top of my head and the other my shoulder.

I meant to get a picture of my sister with her kids but forgot until the end when they were already in the car ready to go. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Dinosaur National Monument, July 10, 2013


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Our drive on July 10 was monstrous.  We drove from Colorado Springs, CO to West Jordan, UT.  The drive through I-70 was gorgeous and definitely worth it.  Once we got into Utah we stopped at Dinosaur National Monument for a short break.  We got in free since Ray got his military pass.  Timmy and Joshua both love dinosaurs.  We only stopped at the quarry since it was late afternoon and we still had a three hour drive.

It was worth the stop and the two hour break.  Although it was 102 out we didn’t sweat, unlike Florida, and the quarry is in an air conditioned room.

The kids loved seeing the dinosaur bones and being able to touch a few.  They also loved riding the trolley from the visitor center to the quarry. We hope to go again in a few years and do some more exploring in the park.