Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The family that digs for trilobites together stays together.

Tennyson is absolutely certain that he is going to be a paleontologist when he grows up.  He has been begging us for months to take him to dig for trilobites and/or dinosaur bones.  We finally made his wish come true on Memorial Day with a trip to U-Dig Fossils, a trilobite quarry about an hour west of Delta, Utah.

This is a great way to beat the holiday crowds.  We spent a couple hours dismantling the mountain and breaking rocks into pieces with hammers.

The boys really liked that they got to beat everything in sight with hammers and nobody told them to stop.

Julie even got into the action and did her part to pull down the mountain.

Suzy was much more careful and deliberate, which led to her great success in finding trilobites.

It was a super fun trip and we succeeded in entertaining our children and unearthing lots of trilobites (like Tenny's "favrit," below).

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