Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Montana was a hotbed of dinosaur activity at one time it seems.  So when Lady K hit the 'dinosaur' phase, it seemed like a no-brainer to go to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.  Monday (President's Day), Texter was off from school and I was off work, so we loaded up with Lady K and her "Sara-tops", along with a friend who offered to drive, and off we went.

"Big Mike" greeted us upon arrival, much to Lady K's amazement.  Then the fun started.

There were several of her favorite "sara-tops".

Lots of big teeth.

More big dinosaurs.

This was the only one she was scared of, strangely enough.  But Mommy was there to protect her from the 'shark'.

Dinosaurs overhead too!

Personally, I think Texter was enjoying it more than Lady K.  Of course, her new glasses might have helped.


Little dinosaurs too.

A stop at the planetarium, of which Lady K lasted until about the final two minutes and then Mommy had to take her out.

The museum was between exhibits, so we really only took in the dinosaurs - which was about the limit on Lady K's patience.  A trip to the museum store yielded "stompers" and a dinosaur passport.

The passport, which is similar to the one for the national parks, means more day trips around Montana this summer to see more dinosaurs.

In the meantime, we can "stomp, stomp, stomp" around the house.  And wear them to bed.

After the museum, we decided to explore some of Bozeman's shopping experience (of which there is really none in Helena) and found the mall for some retail therapy.  One thing I like about Bozeman, which I have noticed in several cities and towns around Montana, is they utilize the electrical boxes in a very artistic manner.  Why have plain, green, ugly boxes, when you can have them look like this...

This one is more realistic, some have abstracts on them.  But isn't this much more fun?

Bozeman is a relatively quick trip (about 1.5 hours away with a stop at Wheat Montana for a ham and cheese croissant).  Now I know where the Olive Garden is located and the mall, there will be more trips there.  And probably the museum again in the summer when their Living History outdoor section is open.

In the meantime, we will "stomp, stomp, stomp" and roar!

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