Anyone that’s seen Jurassic Park, or any of its summer-fixture spinoffs, knows that dinosaurs lived large. There was never a bigger badass than T. rex, and even though he ruled the West, he flamed out just as quickly as his meek brethren in a fantastic fireball 66 million years ago.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in Jurassic Park, you’ve heard that 66 million years ago the dinosaurs just disappeared. After roaming and ruling the planet for 165 million years – Poof! … well maybe it was Boom! … they were gone.
I’m sure it’s not top-of-mind for paleontologists, but they owe Hollywood a big hug. For decades, creepy old dinosaur bones were hidden away in musty museum basements, but blockbuster movies like Jurassic Park changed all that.
Let’s face it, America is a big place, and a cross-country road trip is a labor of love. We know, because we just finished a month-long camping trip from our home in Lexington, Kentucky to Colorado, New Mexico, Utah … and a few places in between. But honestly, it was worth every one of the …
As part of our “Slice of Americana Series” every Saturday in July we’re sharing fascinating links to some great bloggers who write about their lives and adventures in the USA. This week we’re featuring The West.