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RV Day 25

Dinosaur National Monument.

After a great 9 days in Moab, we headed North ( slightly away from intended line of travel) to venture towards the small town of Vernal in Northern Utah. Ronnie and I had visited the Dinosaur National Monument 16 years ago as part of a rafting trip with a group of Penn State buddies who live all across the United States and we wanted Alyssa to see the 'Dinosaur Wall'.

The Dinosaur National Monument is located over the world famous Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry. The exhibit hall consists of 3 sides with the Dinosaur Wall being the 4th side of the building. The wall allows you to view approximately 1,500 dinosaur bones. Here you can see Allosaurus, Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus bones to name a few. The 80 foot long mural even allows you to touch some fossils that are estimated to be 149 million years old. The exhibit also includes the most complete skeleton of a dinosaur in the world.

We decided to stay in the National Park and camp for the night.....no electricity connection or water etc. It was peaceful, right beside the flowing Green River and we wanted to have a fire because Alyssa is dying to have Smores.....alas, this was not possible due to the windy and rainy weather.

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Posted by V3USA 06:49

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