Ever wanted to see REAL dinosaur footprints? Well, you just did! These photos were taken in Glenrose, Texas - where dinosaurs once roamed. Not only did we visit the awesome Dinosaur Valley State Park there (where some lovely dinosaur replicas from the 1964-5 World Fair are on display), but we also stopped in at the Creation Evidence Museum that is relatively close to the park. Although the museum is not much on the outside, there are interesting artifacts, a video, and display items on the inside (Creationism doesn't pay well like state-funded religious beliefs do). Here's a snip from the Creation Evidence Museum website:
"As you browse our pages you will receive educational information presenting scientific evidence for creation and design by a personal Creator. This scientifically chartered museum was established in July of 1984 for the purpose of research, excavation, and display of scientific evidence for creation. The Museum's team, led by its Founder and Director, Carl Baugh, Ph.D., has excavated eleven dinosaurs (Acrocanthosaurus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, etc.), 475 dinosaur tracks, 86 human footprints, 7 cat prints, and other fossil remains - all in Cretaceous limestone. Excavations were professionally documented along the Paluxy River and various other international locations."
We really enjoyed this trip and hope to go back again some time. I have many of the books that they carry at the museum, and we still enjoy looking through them. My kids have requested that we return to this park... and we hope to do so when we return to Texas. While you plan your trip, be sure to check out the bible verses below that refer to a dinosaur:
"Look at the behemoth,
which I made along with you
and which feeds on grass like an ox.
16 What strength he has in his loins,
what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 His tail sways like a cedar;
the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 His bones are tubes of bronze,
his limbs like rods of iron.
19 He ranks first among the works of God,yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
20 The hills bring him their produce,
and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 Under the lotus plants he lies,hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow;
the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 When the river rages, he is not alarmed;
he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes,
or trap him and pierce his nose?
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