June 19th ~ Ogden, UT ~
Our only stopover for the day was to check out the George S Eccles Dinosaur Park. This was not one of our favorites, but it did give us a chance to stretch our legs for a bit.
I would classify it more under the category of “interesting” but not a wow. The saving grace was the upstairs rock and mineral exhibit. They had some beautiful pieces on display.
From the upstairs balcony you can look down onto the inside dinosaur skeleton exhibit. It is comprised of just one room and sadly lacking in size and scope compared to other museums on this topic that we have visited.
I did enjoy seeing my first “Wooly Rhino” though.
We have seen wooly mammoth before, but not the rhino version. This huge beast could be up to 12 feet long, 5.5 feet tall at the shoulders and weigh over a ton. The horn on the end of his nose could measure up to 3 feet on a large male.
Outside is more of a child themed life-sized dinosaur park. This might be ideal for a kids birthday party or even those traveling with young children as there are plenty of pathways to run around on as well as a playground.
Driving through Salt Lake City we showed Shirley the enormous Salt Lake Tabernacle and Temple Square before heading to our overnight campground on Provo Lake.
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that we are sound sleepers. It seems like many of the campgrounds are located near railroad tracks, but not this time. We switched it up and managed a spot just under the landing path for the Provo airport 🙂