Our day trip to Glen Rose, Texas began with Dinosaur World, then the Creation Evidence Museum, and ended with a hike at Dinosaur Valley State Park. I have been dying to take the kids to see real dinosaur tracks especially since I had seen them when I was a teenager. My children are very interested in dinosaurs right now, and I knew they would love it. How neat to walk where we know dinosaurs walked! Taking the kids on a hike was also on my bucket list to do this summer!
I was surprised to find that to see the dinosaur tracks we had to cross the river. Since there had been so much rain all but one set of the tracks were covered by water. Here is where I wasn’t prepared. As soon as the kids saw people swimming in the river they wanted to dive in. I didn’t have swim suits! We want to go back another time to swim and maybe camp!
We made it across the river with only Grace falling in. Poor thing. I had guessed that if one of us fell in it would be Grace. Things like that just happen to her on a regular basis. I suppose she is kinned to me. Gratefully it was a super hot day, and it felt good to get wet.
The kids all thought is was a great adventure except for Grace. I think she wondered why we had to do all the walking, and why we weren’t swimming instead! I also think she was a little scared of the heights.
Then came the long hike back and across the river. Whew we made it! We were all pretty tuckered out. When we sat to look at the map to see how far we had walked, we were shocked to find we had only hiked a very small percent of the trails.
We definitely want to go hiking at Dinosaur Valley State Park again some time soon. Maybe I can convince my husband to stay overnight or camp. What fun!