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May 19, 2015 - Three Days Off the Grid

After just missing the tornado that tore up Mineral Wells on Tuesday, we headed south to Dinosaur Valley State Park with expectations to see dinosaur footprints along the shores of the Paluxy River and get some more wildflower pictures. Because of the river level was up, all of the foot print sites were under water and inaccessible. The only footprints we saw were the ones they removed from the river banks and placed at the entrance to the park so that left wildflower pictures. I managed to get a few in between the showers. In addition to...

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2015 Texas Trek

Jun 18, 2010 - Paluxy River

Day 7 Dinosaur Valley State Park Have I told you how hot it’s been in Texas? All I can say is thank goodness for air conditioning. We took Queeny with us to Track site 3 this the morning. We couldn’t see tracks from the overlook area of site 3 but we could see the Paluxy River. It is a very pretty river. We enjoyed walking along the trail above the river. There were a few informational signs along the path which helped us to understand what we were seeing in the area along the river. I found myself looking around and trying to imagine the...

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Jun 17, 2010 - Dino Tracks

Day 7 Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, TX It sure was another hot one today. We got an earlier start then we usually do and it really wasn’t that early for a lot of people. We usually take our time with breakfast and clean up….no rushing around. We went to the park office to check out the small museum they have there…. Very interesting. It’s hard to believe that most of Texas was ocean at one time. The area the park is in was once an island and the dinosaur prints were left in the shallow costal waters. We went to Site 1 of the...

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Jan 16, 2006 - Dinosaur Valley State Park (Glen Rose, TX)

Jan. 16 - Dinosaur Valley State Park (near Glen Rose about 70 miles SW of Dallas) We're not in the campground more than an hour and we saw our first Armadillo. He was sniffing around in the bushes and Jackson spotted him. Then he conveniently walked along the roadside and crossed over to give us a good view. Interesting little creature. Jan. 17 - Fossil Rim Wildlife Center This was a bonus. We didn't know this was in the area. They have a game reserve that you drive your car through and the animals come up to the windows. This spooked...

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