Our dinosaur obsessed boy finally got his trip to Dinosaur World! From exploring to fossil digging and even dino gem excavation it’s safe to say we had a wonderful trip. With a bag full of gem stones and a bit of creativity we turned Wyatt’s favorite blue rock into a super cool macrame necklace!
As a child I remember going to Dinosaur World with my friend, Jordan. It was quite the experience and I’m pretty sure that I still have the rocks I bought from the gift shop stashed beneath my childhood bed. I remember wrapping each individual rock with toilet paper, being careful not to scratch any of them.
When my oldest child, Wyatt became very interested in dinosaurs I knew without a doubt that we HAD to bring him to Dinosaur World. It was just a given, really. We have talked about it all summer long and seemed to keep putting it off. A couple of weeks ago we took off on a plunge with rain in the forecast and I’m happy to report that we missed it entirely! Although a bit hot and humid, the weather was nice.
Day In The Life Vlog!
Walking The Dino Trail
After admiring the gift shop for a bit we paid for our tickets and headed out the doors for a trip through the dino trail! Here we seen many lifelike dinosaurs that were so realistic I was certain that one of them might just take off after us at any given second. Thankfully. though all stayed put.
Although I failed to pronounce most of the names that were laid out nicely on individual statues, they were still interesting to read. I quizzed Wyatt a few times on whether or not he thought a dinosaur was a plant eater or meat eater. The teeth typically gave it away but I still of course had to ask!
The Huge T-Rex
About halfway through the trail we approached two signs that read, “photosaurous” and “mammoths.” After further reading of the sign I discovered that this was the trail leading to the huge t-rex that can be seen from the interstate. You don’t just come to Dinosaur World without getting a photo with the t-rex. I mean, it would almost be unconstitutional! I was so caught up in picture taking mode that I completely forgot that I was suppose to video too! oops…
Although I remembered to video Wyatt during the fossil dig, I neglected to get a photo. Apparently, I’m not so good at multitasking but we all already knew that anyway. The fossil dig started at 1:00 and after waiting in a long line in the exhausting heat I was exceptionally thankful when they let us inside. Finally, there was shade!
Wyatt dug around in the sand a bit before deciding on a shark tooth and two mystery fossils that I can’t remember. Sorry guys, I’m not much of an archeologist.
Dino Gem Excavation & DIY Necklace
The dino gem excavation did not come with our ticket price so that meant we had to pay extra. I would have been perfectly fine with skipping it but to Wyatt’s advantage his daddy isn’t much on budgeting. We purchased the gem stone package and received a large bag full of sand and gem stones. We were instructed to pour the sand and rock mixture onto a sifter and use the water to separate the rocks from the sand. Wyatt picked out what rocks he wanted to keep and brought them home in a small bag.
I wanted to find a purpose for some of the rocks at least and thought we could do a neat craft or activity. Ultimately, I settled on a macrame necklace. I’ve always wanted to try out macrame and took this as my first opportunity. Wyatt said he wants to make these with all of the rocks!
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