Friday, October 13, 2006

Lazy Behind

Actually I am behind in my blogging (and everything else) because I am lazy. But when I typed in Behind Lazy as the title, it occurred to me that Lazy Behind was far more entertaining.

I have a list of blog posts for you to make up for my laziness, but today we will start with the first portion of our trip to Vancouver. It was great fun.

We drove there Saturday morning to meet some friends of ours at the Storyeum the Storyeum was very cool and we all had a great time. Here are the pictures to prove it!

First a couple of cool pictures from the drive there. I thought the fog sitting in the Valley looked pretty cool so here it is:

The Storyeum is in GasTown which is a pretty cool place to begin with, add some history and some dinosaurs and the cool factor goes up.

Sadly I do not know who this lady is but she is an important part of the local history, she also a woman of many faces.

And last but not least and certainly the funniest:

Here are the kids, all four of them looking for dinosaur footprints:

I realize now that my camera has a great feature where you can attach a voice message to the photo when you take it. Wouldn't it be great if I had used it so I could tell you a little about the animals I am about to show you?

I can tell you a bit about the following skeletal systems. Apparently during the fossilization process many of the bones are damaged quite badly, in fact the skulls of the dinosaurs are most commonly damaged during the process. The complete skeletal systems you see here are 80% real bone and the rest are...Well...Not real.

80% preservation rate is apparently quite unusual so these are pretty cool, even the skulls are the real deal.

dinosaurs teeth are like the teeth of a shark, they fall out and there are new ones to take their place, that is why you see teeth of so many sizes in the mouth of one beast.

I find it amazing that dinosaurs lived on the earth for over 150 million years. They are by far the most successful animal occupation of the planet. Humans as we know them can only be traced back somewhere between7 or 8 million years.

Birds are very closely related to dinosaurs, so much so that some scientists believe that birds ARE dinosaurs.

Life sized T-Rex posed with life sized boys, PJ would not go close enough for a picture.

Life sized T-Rex with life sized Ranj, Susan and Jovan.


Shannon said...

Love the photos. I especially love the lady of many faces.

Wudas said...

Man, that lady with the sun glass sure could use a shave!

Birds are closely related to reptiles. You can see this by looking at their legs and feel. They are scaled just like reptiles.

There you are, just a bit of useless imformation I picked up somewhere.

Kelly O said...

I am glad to hear you liked the photos and the useless knowledge. I have felt out of the loop without blogging and IMing this week, it nice to 'hear' your voices.