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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Not what you are expecting I think

but the fact I am married to a geologist might help explain where we went today!! Some of the influence wears off after lots of years married!
After registering for the show his morning we had the rest of the day free so we decided to do something completely different!!
 LA BREA TAR PITS is a world famous fossil site......it is an naturally occuring source of asphalt.......the stuff bubbles up out of the ground and thouands of years ago creatures fell into it, couldn't get out and were preserved........giving a huge source of fossils today.

 The gases etc bubble up under this lake.....we stood for ages waiting for bubbles!!! It smells too, like when they re-surface the roads!!

 A MAMMOTH with Wendy for scale!!

 A DIRE WOLF!!
 There were some very clever displays like these 404 dire wolf skulls!!

 And these GOLDEN EAGLE foot bones!!!

 And finally, forever the paper crafter.......an origami mammoth!!! The show starts tomorrow so expect CRAFT pics tomorrow!!

8 comments:

olive said...

obviously not doing the really touristy stuff then!!! No doubt you will see lots of your friends at CHA, have a great time. Hugs xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Kewl!!!!
Have a fab time tomorrow!

Papillon said...

looking forward to the journal page!!

Helen said...

Looks like a great place, I studied geology at o'level at school, it was fascinating.

Sue said...

I'm sure the Dire Wolves and the Eagle Feet will appear on a page sometime soon - can't wait to see. Have a great time both of you

Moniqui said...

wow i think thats so cool!( i'm kind of a nerd too,shhhh)

Carol Q said...

jeez Sue - you always manage to find the interesting places off the beaten track!

Sarah Anderson said...

I'm sure you didn't just take a pic of Wendy for scale ;) Looks like you had a fabulous time, what a fabulous museum!