Monday, September 12, 2011

Traveling West 9-10

On the Road Again Saturday Sept. 10 to the Museum of the Rockies.

Triceratops skull was 9 ft. long and 6 ft. wide. These dinosaurs weighed 20,000 lb. In comparison, an elephant weighs 14,000 lbs. We learned more about dinosaurs than we ever thought we'd want to know. This Museum was incredible. We also watched a very interesting planetarium show titled Cowboy Astronomy. We spent 4 1/2 hours at this Museum.

We remember our sons being interest in dinosaurs. So we recognize many of the types. This is about the stegosaur. On the lower right is an armor blade.

Model of an ankylosaurus.....armored dinosaur.

Tail of ankylosaurus.

Not all dinosaurs on display were actual specimens but this one is.

Some scientist hypothesize that birds are avian dinosaurs and birds are living dinosaurs. They also think some dinosaurs were very colorful.

Embryo of a dinosaur. Extremely rare.

Babies are small when born. A Maiasaur is 16 inches and 1 1/2 pound when born. At one year 9 ft. in height. Full grown 30 ft. and 4,000 pounds.

The Montana history section had an exhibit on traveling in a stagecoach. This is a "duster" worn by the passengers to keep their clothes from being covered with dust.

Used to take people from the train station to Yellowstone Park from 1880 to 1915.

Water wagon used to irrigate the farms.

There was an interesting section on Native Americans but no one was allowed to take photographs.

Dr. Doll used by a lady physician to treat her Chinese female patients. The Chinese would not show their body to anyone other than their husband. The Dr. said point to what part of your body that ails you.

A RV from 1915....actually a sheep herders wagon.

We went to Mass at Holy Rosary Church, their temporary church. They are remodeling their church that was built in 1905. They are having impressive stain glass windows as well as many other changes. The Pastor is Irish and talked about the Notre Dame football game he attended....that the stadium was evacuated twice because of storms. Amusing stories but also solemnness because it is the eve of 9/11.

We stayed overnight again at Sunrise Campgrounds.

Location:Bozeman, MT

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