That my friends, is an Apatosaurus. According to my children, I rode one to school when I was a wee lad. Little did they know.. This is, quite naturally, one of my favorite dinosaurs. Yes fellow wanderers, I love dinosaurs and have done so since I discovered them as a wee lad in elementary school. I watch movies, read books and magazine articles, I am an amateur dino fanatic. Must have been my childhood.
The Flintstones were in syndication when I was a wee lad. Who wouldn't want Dino as a pet? I still watch the show when I can catch it because of all the crazy dino stuff. I have always wanted a pterodactyl dictating machine busily punching away on a stone tablet.
When I saw the preview for this movie I was jazzed! My mom had a copy of the book Jurassic Park and I devoured it before going to see the move. I was blown away! What a cool concept and then I went to the movie.. To walk amongst real dinosaurs? Oh yeah, I wanted to do that with all my kids heart. Even as an adult, that kid was still there, jumping up and down, wanting to run with the dinosaurs!
Today, the techno-tyke and I are watching a marathon of The Land Before Time. He looked at me and said in his wittle voice, 'I love dinosaurs'. Well that settled it, today was marathon day with Little Foot and friends. And, it gave me an idea for a blog post. The tyke is a pretty good assistant. Good thing he works for broccoli and doritos (hey it was his snacks of choice!) and chocolate milk.
In all seriousness, the science of dinosaurs is pretty darn cool and the geek in me likes that as well and I do indeed, read scientific articles about dinosaurs. But they are still a kid's passion, so I can be goofy and have fun too. Be careful of that big pile of poo! and..
Happy Dino Wanderings!