March 3, 2010
Wow! I have really lost track of time. It is hard to believe my last blog was six months ago. First things first. I would like to thank all those who have sent me comments. They are very much appreciated. I also want to thank my friend Dr. Jim Kirkland for correcting my spelling of Suarez. I apologize for the mistake and it has been corrected.
Since my last blog our museum has lost our director Dr Reese Barrick and our collections manager Jeff Bartlett. Just wanted to wish them both the best of luck. We are currently in the process of finding a new paleontologist/director.
A short time ago I received a letter from my granddaughter, Abby. She sent me a Flat Stanley. The story goes that Stanley was in the library one day when a row of shelves full of books fell on him and flattened him as thin as a sheet of paper. Stanley found this to be an interesting situation and it made it possible for him to travel through the mail.
In my work with the museum I meet many interesting people and I found Stanley to be someone interesting so I gave him a tour of our museum.
I started with the oldest first
Al the Allosaur was found at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (CLDQ) near Price. The Allosaur is Utah’s vertebrate fossil. Stanley’s left foot is stepping into the area of the skull where Al’s eye would have been.
Stanley enjoyed brushing the sand away from the skull of a Utahraptor.
Our alligator is always hungry. Stanley kept a safe distance from him. Every Friday at 4:00 p.m. is feeding time. Many visitors enjoy watching our animals feed.
The two Stegosaur plates and tail spike are from the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (CLDQ).
Stanley learned that the process for making replicas is similar today as it was back in ancient Egyptian times.
Stanley and I had a lot of fun together. I want to thank Abby for sending him to me.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour.
I was unable to show Stanley everything in our museum. I invite all who can to visit us here in Price if you can.
Please do not ride any of the animals.