This morning relieved I had escaped 15 years hard Labour (or Labor as you guys call it) in a Chain gang we visited the Dinosaur Valley, impressive stuff, it appears around 150 Million years ago here there was a drought, probably caused by a blockage in the watercourse, the Dino's all died and rotted away then the water freed itself and washed thousands of dead Dino's down the canyon to a point where they all blocked up again and are here for all to see. The official guy explained the place was found and excavated thanks to a guy called Andrew Carnegie, I explained he was in fact a Dunfermline laddie who done well but I don't think the guy was convinced such a great guy could be a Scot, I hope he checks up on Google, and by the way the only reason you have tarmac roads, Telephones and TV's is down to us Scots as well, not to mention anti biotics, not bad for a nation of semi Alchoholics!
Proof of a Scots influence was also evident in the comically named Abydosaurus Mcintoshi Dinosaur found here which looks like Nessie's cousin!
Then a trip through Utah past Salt Lake City to the Bonneville Salt flats, great to see the place at last where all these guys set speed records, Hmmm I wonder how fast I could get the Norton to go??
|Peter's Humming bird (and Bear) feeder being used by the intended recipient|
|2 microseconds to touchdown|
|I 70 Westbound, stunning scenery|
|I wasn't on the bike at this point but wished I was!|
|A sign pointing to my Brothers house, Craig, you weren't in!!|
|A town called Dinosaur!|
|Welcome to Utah, State of the Clint Eastwood cliches!|
|Dino bones even older than me!|
|Fi now deciding to be a Palentoligist|
|Mind you I'm kind of glad they aren't around any more, Imagine this thing running out in front of your bike?|
|Now there is a Posh reason for this Comedy (to us Scots ) name but I think my interpretation is better|
|Especially for my Great Neice Lucy, a Pink Dino|
|Who is that person with the pink Norton T Shirt taking a picture of Salt Lake|
|Fi Holding up the Hire Car|
|Fi holding up her minature Parents!|