Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fossil Hunting by Taran

June 19, 2010 Lilydale Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Well, first we had to drive a long way into woods, sorta, and after we parked we had someone guide us through the park to the fossil hunting grounds. On the way, we found a mine that you could go in through one way and come out another. It mined stuff for bricks.

After that the trail led to some really good sand. We found a big trail that led us to the hunting ground. Uncle Kyle and Aunt Cheryl were there. The fossil hunting grounds had a cliff where you could dig out the fossils. It was very wet and muddy. There was a tiny waterfall.

It was one steep climb. It was very scary to climb. But not for Victor.

Victor is one of my best friends. We had a sleep over so he also came fossil hunting with us. He liked it very much.

There was so many fossils you couldn't ever get them all. Even in ten years. They were mostly small. There used to be a deep lake there. Victor found a fossilized leaf. We got to use pick axes from Aunt Cheryl. Aunt Cheryl is a geologist. She was pregnant when she took us there.

We ate tuna fish sandwiches. Me and Victor climbed high to a dry part and ate our sandwiches there. When daddy said it was time to go back home. Me and Victor carefully climbed back down.

Fossil hunting was great.

Me and Victor

Emma's hands full of fossils


Whitlatch Family said...

Wow, so much fun.

Katie said...

Lots of fun! Great job, Taran!

The JNJ Hasleton's said...

Loving that belly picture Aunt Cheryl!