Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DINOSAURS

Huhoney and I went on another little venture into the desert a couple of weeks ago after the Fort Pierce ride. This time a little further to see the dinosaur tracks. VERY VERY COOL! We walked where the dinosaurs walked and I was really impressed, so were the prints in the rocks!dinasaur tracks 083 Enlarge this photo to read about the area, I thought is was very impressive. It was a busy Saturday. Lots of people out and about on four-wheelers and sand buggies (we were in the sand dunes area) and tons of kids on motor-cross bikes. Full geared suites and helmets. My grandson Owen would have been beside himself! But here are a few pics of the tracks I took.

I am sure they look a little like this, (pic taken from the internet)

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This area was once covered in water called Lake Bonneville.

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I know I have mentioned before about fences and how they seem to intrigue me. I would just like to meet just one person that had a hand in placing this fence. It goes on for miles and miles and miles, up and down and in rocks and hills….

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see how someone had to wrap barb wire around this rock to keep it in place and to keep PEOPLE out! the land past the fence is BLM land. Bureau of Land Management. But there are a lot of people that cross the line…

NOT ME!

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The water would run off the mountain side and down this raven and through this gully then into the wash…. I would not want to be in this area when it rains, it could be.. dangerous…

We stopped and did a little skeet shooting. Have you ever done that? I love it! 2nd time for me. The rifle was a little heavy, Huhoney had several for me to try. Our son has his dad’s skeet throwing thingy so Bob just used a hand held chucker….LOL I DIDN’T HIT ONE OF THOSE ORANGE WHATCHMACALLLITS. Huhoney had a grand ole time…I tried chucking those little rascals and they never left the sling! LOL so he had to throw his own, then shoot.

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He was a sharp shooter in the Marine Corp. He didn’t miss a beat not ONE orange thingamajig. He chuckled and had the biggest smile on his face. But one thing I did hit!

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was the tin can that was actually on top of this plank. I missed taking the picture. Hey it is hard trying to use BOTH eyes to look down the barrel of a rifle! LOL

OH I JUST REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE THINAMAJIGS…

CLAY PIGEONS!

I love shooting clay pigeons!

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we stopped at some very interesting boulders….it looks like there have been many a wars here….. (paint ball)

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Great places to hide and seek in….

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This one even reminded me of a huge skeleton head of a dinosaur? NAH…..

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Wish all wars ended like this…..don’t you? (these are some left over paint balls found on the ground. The boulders were splattered with lots of color, I can imagine what the targets looked like!)

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So one more adventure ended on that beautiful Saturday afternoon. And “Big Foot” left his print in the sand, but I don’t think the winds and desert will keep it there for long…..

BTW, 8 down….20 to go. I am doing well. ;0)

14 comments:

Diana said...

This place looks so awesome Linda, I can imagine what fun it would be to go there! Never tried skeet shooting but it looks like fun. I've shot a 22 a few times and had fun but it's been a long time.
I am happy that everything is moving along well so far Linda. You are always in my thoughts as is your sis, I do feel bad for her right now, lumpy bed and all!
Love Di

Barb said...

Linda, What are those colored thingamajigs? Are they CHOCOLATE? Sorry - I had to get that out of my system before I could comment on the red rock, the dino tracks, and the beautiful boulders. What a scenic place! There are dinosaur tracks on the slick rock in some areas of Moab, too - so fascinating to see. So - now you're Annie Oakley? I want Huhoney on my side if someone starts a serious shootout!
I'm thinking of you, Linda.

Teacher's Pet said...

Linda...I would love to go there...to be there must be just wonderful! How beautiful the land is.
I smiled at the big rock holding the fence...and I love the coloring of the rocks and the boulders in the land....absolutely gorgeous.
Jack loves to skeet shoot. He and our son and son in law have a grand time shooting skeet.
They also have a target range on the back part of the farm. I don't like guns...but they enjoy their rifles, and pistols and all those kinds of things. Our son in law is a policeman, and he practices at the range quite often.
I'm so glad to see your post...to see that you and your huhoney had a great time... I am always thinking of you, Linda.
Love,
Jackie

Wanda said...

Hi Linda, You didn't comment much about the treatments so they must be going pretty smoothly for you. I certainly hope so. 8 down and 15 to go.
You live in a good area to go exploring...the caves and rock formations...just keep Huhoney in sight. Are there poisonous snakes around? That would be my first question.
Take care Linda...Wishing you well.
Wanda

Jientje said...

I'm glad your treatment is going well. When I saw your comment on my blog yesterday I came over but did not find a new post yet. I was wondering how you were doing.

It's still awfully cold here, even colder than yesterday. The warm color of the desert sand and the blue skies really warmed me up! I enjoyed this walk!

Scriptor Senex said...

Hope the treatments are going OK. Sounds like a fantastic day and you made a great post about it. How great to have trodden in a dinosaur footprint.

shabby girl said...

What a great post! I imagine that there are a lot of things hiding and seeking out there! Yikes!

Great photos of your very fun day!

Jerelene said...

You go to the neatest places!! I love that you take us along!! Shooting clay pigeons sounds pretty fun...and it sounds like your hubby is very good at it :)
You have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be :)
Do you want to pen-pal for Valentines? I'm trying to put names together...
Love and hugs to you....Jerelene

Bernie said...

What a great post and an even more fun day exploring with your hubby. I would love to spend a day in this area, it is beautiful.
Hope all is going well for you sweetie, I think of you often and keep you in my heart and prayers.
.........:-) Hugs

Eileen said...

Oh, I have to bring Jayden here to see this tomorrow, he will love it! I love it!
And I'm impressed! You hit the tin can! Wow!

I love coming here and seeing all these 'oh-so-NEW-to-me' desert spots! Really beautiful country! Thanks for sharing all that beauty with us!

I have a card/note for you sitting here on my dining table for well over a week now! If I can get my act together I will make sure to put a stamp on it and mail it out tomorrow! (Thank goodness Jerelene takes care of pen-pals because if it were up to me no one would be hearing from anyone!)
Love to you,
Eileen

The Muse said...

yes, i have been there and i must tell you that your photography does it justice!
i cannot say i was out shooting when i was there...but that was my loss :)

my granchildren were in awe of the "feets"! lol ....

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Cynthia L. H. said...

What an amazing post, Linda! You are so incredible. ;^)
This is a beautiful area and the photos are breathtaking. It was almost like being right there.
;^)
Almost.
What a wonderful day! Thank you for taking us along!
WooHoo on the "8" behind you.
Thinking positive thoughts and sending them your way.
;^)

TheLandofLynds said...

HI Linda,
Thanks for stoppin by my blog, I was reading my mom's tonight and then went to mine (I almost forgot about it...it has been so long..want to get back into it for sure!
Nice to read yours...I would love to come see the Dinosaur prints-that would be so cool!
Lyndsey