Dinosaur State Park, Glen Rose, Texas
The sun came out today!! It’s been awhile. Quite awhile. It’s been cold and rainy since we arrived in this part of Texas. It was so cold last night that our pipes froze. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for them to thaw out with the sun and the temperature rising to 46 degrees.
After we finished school, we headed out to hunt for dinosaurs. Dinosaur tracks that is and it was amazing! Dinosaur Valley State Park has an abundance of tracks from more than one specie of the huge animal. It really is unbelievable how big these creatures were. It’s quite the experience to look down into a riverbed and see not one but several tracks.
The park itself is beautiful and worth the trip. It was so nice to be outside that we hiked a lot more than we had planned. A lot of our hiking was along the riverbed. We commented more than once that it was nice to hike in weather that was still cold enough to keep us from being afraid of encountering any snakes! Two herds of deer were in the park today. One herd was rather large. They were only whitetails but they weren’t at all afraid of us. We kept our distance but were able to get a little closer to them than normal. Barry’s binoculars also came in handy.
The day was beautiful and educational! Perfect!
Dinosaur Valley State Park–http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/dinosaur_valley/
Dinosaur Track. About 8 of them that disappear under a ledge of rock. These tracks were about 10 feet apart showing the immense stride of this large animal.