The boys and I took a day trip yesterday to Dinosaur Valley State Park. It's in Glen Rose, a little less than two hours from us if you were to drive there without getting
lost. It took us longer...both ways. Yeah, well hush, we love road trips so we don't mind going a bit out of our way. Again, both ways, lol
We had so much fun. We all took our ipods and took turns hooking them up to the stereo in the car. We stopped in Glen Rose to get lunch, then ate it at the park.
At the park, they had three sites sectioned off with dinosaur tracks. I tried to take a picture of one, but I'm not sure you can see it as well as we could in person.(It's better enlarged, give it a click)
There are several trails to start from after you cross the river:
We started on the blue trail. We pretty much stayed on the blue trail (we're better at trails), except to go off and climb the occasional rock or explore on our own a little. It was a blast. We had so much fun. It was a beautiful day, low 80's, but we were in the shade a lot and there was a great breeze. Here are a few pictures:
After staying on our trail for three hours, we were pretty tired and took what looked like a short cut, only it involved crossing the river. *I didn't notice this till now, but enlarge this picture of the guys (click on it) and check out Charlie's shirt. Pretty much a great caption for how Casey is feeling*
The river water felt great! It came about mid thigh on me, a little below the knee on the boys. I was so surprised that I crossed it without falling. In fact, the entire trip was accident free for me, which was very unusual. It was so sweet the way the guys would lift tree branches for me, give me their hand to help me jump off rocks when they did it in a single running leap. They were great with me. There were a couple of times that I sat on a rock and enjoyed the quiet while they went off rock climbing. Once I went with them, but it scared me so much watching them, that I had to distance myself from them.
Anyway, after crossing the river and climbing back up a few hills, we found ourselves in the middle of someones camp ground. We asked a few kids for directions, which was a desperate and futile attempt. Then we ran into an older couple walking their dog, and they were able to point us in the general direction to where our trail began and our car was left. Another 40 minutes and we found it. Geeze, we were all exhausted. I started laughing when both the boys chimed at the same time "I think I can see our car!". It was obviously something that made them both very happy. I wasn't tall enough to see above the tall grass, or I'd been just excited, I'm sure.
I've got a ton of pictures, finally some to put up on my picture blog again...not today, but soon. Right now, I'm taking a couple of Aleve and putting these sore muscles back to bed.
Y'all have a great weekend.