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Monday, November 02, 2009

This is My World/Dinosaur Museum

Our next adventure was stopping at the Dinosaur Museum
The Dinosaur Museum is in the city of Blanding, Utah, which is located in beautiful San Juan County. The vacation spots of Moab City and Arches National Park are to the north, and historic Bluff and Monument Valley are to the south. Fresh air, spectacular scenery, and rich cultural experiences await the traveler to this region.

I won't bore you too much with photos of dinosaurs as some may not be interested and if you are i am sure you have seen a few. But did want to show a few things of interest.

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Ok so my question has always been, how did they come up with those names that one can not pronounce? you know there was no writting back in those days so why are they named such long names?

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Lady Di Tn said...

Maybe the folks who named them wanted to impress us with their knowledge. NOT impressed are you? Princess does look like she was having a fun time on the trip in a previous post. I didn't know kittens like hammocks. Learned something new. Thanks. Peace

George said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has problems with those long names. Even so, this must be a fascinating place to visit.

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post! And I love your photos. I was fascinated with the information about Permian logs! Amazing that anything could survive that long! And they surely made me feel like a teenager -- and that ain't easy, believe me!

Have a great day, Lily!


Barb said...

That last looks like a prehistoric Rhino, doesn't it? Those are some OLD logs, too! I've seen fossilized wood near Boulder, UT - wonder if it is the same?

PERBS said...

I wonder what is the difference between Permian logs and petrified logs? We used to roll those logs down the hill and take home for Dad to slice on his rock saw and make things to beautify gardens with.(petrified wood logs)

Looks like your had a fruitful vacation --thanks for sharing it with us in pictures!

Coffeedoff said...

Great post, lovely photos!

imac said...

Good question, I reckon it was these proffs, with the big words, so us poor mortals dont know as much as them,lol.

Janie said...

I've heard of that museum but haven't been there. Interesting post!
Paleontologists must have come up with the name. Since their profession was saddled with such a long name, I guess they felt they had to sound important in the things they categorized!

AVCr8teur said...

I've never been to a dinosaur museum, but I have seen a few along the freeway. You're right, I have no idea how those paleontologists come up with those names.

Thanks for the explanation about RV parking.

Lawstude said...

i often wonder too. good thing we have shortcuts like t-rex and v-raptors lol. great shots.

MoabUtah said...

Sorry you weren't able to swing North to more dinosaur remnants of Moab.
At the visitors center, there are two pamphlets guiding the interested to trackways and a short path embedded with fossils. The Moab Rock Shop should be a museum, Rock Hound Lin Ottinger discovered a great many dinosaur bones in Utah. He has on display the leg bone of a sauropod that is SOOOO impressive. In the Little Moab Museum is a replica of Gastonia, a little armored beauty found in Moab. ANd finally, Vernal Utah had an August 2009 celebration. Celebration of 100 years of paleo discoveries at the Carnegie Quarry aka Dinosaur National Monument which began August 17, 1909 when fossils were discovered by Earl Douglass and Elder Goodrich.
However, interestingly enough, the discovery of the first dinosaur bones recorded by a white man in Utah was exactly 50 years earlier - Dystrophaeus viaemalae -
by J. S. Newberry on August 17, 1859 near Moab.

There is a rumor a Dr. Gierlinski intends to create a dinosaur attraction at the cross-roads of Hwy 191 and Hwy 313. Eager to see how that manifests.

Ladynred said...

These are great photos and interesting too. Thanks for sharing.