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We had another early start, trying to get ahead of the traffic - it's not easy when you have to cross multiple lanes to cross over to another freeway but we got there in the end.
We rode through great little towns - what we would class as real America and stopped in one for morning tea at a diner. The meals were the biggest we have seen so …
... Larry: Kathy, Larry and Darlene drove to the DNM at about 3 in the afternoon. It was about a 30 mile drive to the visitor's center. We then took a shuttle bus to the Quarry Exhibition Hall which is the "piece de resistance" of the national monument. In 1909 Paleontologist Earl Douglass began excavating dinosaur fossils here. A large tilted wall of stone, about a football field long by 100 feet high ...
... Allosaurus skulls yet discovered, as well as the bones of Stegosaurus and Camarasaurus, amongst others.
It is funny to see how locals have jumped on the Dinosaur bandwagon. Without much else to draw tourists to the area, who can blame them. One particular town in Colorado is even called Dinosaur, and named all it's streets after different Dinosaurs.
[2230 miles on the ...
... brought up to the shade, and we dined well, as usual.
After a bit of a post-lunch snooze we pushed on around the far side of Steamboat Rock and into Whirlpool Canyon. In this area we began to get rocks which were suddenly (aeons ago) thrust up vertically. In some places they would be virtually swirly. It makes one wonder what intense pressure caused these upheavals when the mountains were formed.
Most, if not all of the geography ...
... a song. We exchanged the letters to each other that Kristi prompted we all write. Kristi wrote each of our names in a box and we chose one. It was a special moment for all of us. We had an early dinner of spaghetti with garlic bread and watched The Two Towers – Part 2 of The Lord of the Rings. By evening the sun was in full waning shine and a cool breeze blew through the windows.
I missed my mom ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Antlers Vernal
What fantastic staff and a lovely welcome when we arrived. Our rooms were ready which was a blessing after a long ride on our bikes. The rooms were great; enjyed the pool and well situated so we could wander into town. Loved the experience
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