Walking with the dinosaurs…. for reals! …and a beautiful meadow…
We recently got back from summer vacation – first stop, camping at Dinosaur Valley Sate Park in Glen Rose, TX. It was AMAZING and actually pleasant at night to sleep just being a few hours north of San Antonio.I thought what they did in the limestone was super clever…I don’t want a dinosaur on my house facade, or on my flagstone patio…but I may want something cool…. Cool, eh?! Ideas are flowing…To walk where dinosaurs once walked was such a wonder… as well as a wonderful lesson in science. Dinosaur Valley State park has some of the best preserved dinosaur prints in the world.Our kids had a blast – this is a great park full of young families. I was pleasantly surprised, when I discovered this park has one of the largest, most beautiful native meadows I have ever seen. We came out of hiking “under cover” and this was the opening…I stood there frozen in absolute awe. Texans, this place is a must! :)
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Looks like fun! What a beautiful meadow. Your kids look like they enjoyed the trip. Too cute!
It was relaxing and so stimulating at the same time. The kids loved it and learned so much. The bonding was the sweetest part of all… -xericstyle
So cute and fun too. A meadow like that is an inspiration.
It sure is, Shirley – so wonderful we have such a great park system in Texas that we can all enjoy. -xericstyle
How wonderful that you can actually put your foot in a dinosaur print! I didn’t know that you could do that anywhere. Love the meadow too.
I am with you, Christina! Texas has a lot of dinosaur prints, and bones…I had no idea either prior to moving here. -xericstyle
We used to camp there, when our kids were small. That’s been….er, a few years..lol
The tracks were really cool. And, so was the river.
We do have a good park system here. Usually nice campgrounds.
Looks like you had a good time. You have some really cute kids there.
COOOOOOooooool! So you know exactly what I am talking about, Linda. :) One thing that I bet has changed since you have been….is the horrible case of the boy dying of a parasitic amoeba infection (Naegleria fowleri) that he got from paluxy river at the park in 2010. So sad – may he rest in peace. Because the water was warm, low, stagnant, and the fact that we have two new swimmers that inhale a lot of water deep into their noses at the best of times, we did not dare swim in it. BUT THE TRIP WAS AMAZING – and thank you for your compliments, I think the monkeys are really cute too…I think I will keep them! ;) -xericstyle
Wow…that is amazing…you would have had to tear me away from the meadow!
It was incredible, Scott! – I actually thought of you, David, and Michael when I was there…y’all love prairies so much. Me too….but I bet the lot of you would need tearing away!!!!!!!! -xericstyle
I was there in the mid to late 70s and it was all about the two fiberglass dinosaurs and tracks. If I was there again, my focus would shift to the natural side. That little bluestem meadow is beautiful. That is what I planned for my front yard. Too bad the little bluestem did not go along with my plan. Your kids are look like they had a great time. I bet they never forget that vacation.
They still have the fiberglass dinosaurs – and I totally agree….a little….cheesy. The kids LOVED them though….and we all loved the nature/plants too so I felt there was something for all of us to enjoy. I thought that was little bluestem! – I am so happy for your I.D., Michael. I knew you would love that meadow…thought of your garden when I was gazing at it. -xericstyle
That’s one of the most amazing things about real prairie – enclosure of woods where trees grow best, then openness of grasslands where they grow best! Looks like a nice place, and good to see the future horticultural mountain bike kids.
That is a good point – and makes a lot of sense. The monkeys sure do have a love of nature…that I hope they never lose. -xericstyle