February 10, 2006

Field Trip Foto Friday: Glenrose, TX




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:

Job 40:15-24
"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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Douglas said...

My wife, my oldest daughter and I acted in The Promise back in 1989-90. I have happy memories of Glen Rose.

Anonymous said...

cool photos! my boys would very much like to visit there I am sure...

Jan said...

Hey Heather, it's been a while since I checked in to your blog. I think about you lots, wondering how your settling into your new space. I was sorry to hear about your sore neck. That really is a painful injury to endure...
Your field trip looked fabulous. It was nice to see some shots of your family.
Blessings, my friend!

Sprittibee said...

Wow, Douglas. That's cool. :) Yes, Glenrose is a nice little town. If there were some money to be made there (jobs), it would be a nice area to settle down.

Phyllis - Hope your boys get to go someday!

Jan - Thanks for your note. I'm still quite not over the neck/collar bone/shoulder thing... it's on my left side only. It is agrivating me today again. We're still squished up in our tiny apartment... and homesick for Texas. But, we are making friends and making do with the circumstances before us. The wonderful thing is, through all of this... is that we are all together (no more commuting) and in the Lord (peace in the midst of trails). God is good - all the time. :) Amen.

Anonymous said...

I knew it. It wasn't just a fluke of your profile photo. You really are beautiful. ;)

Sprittibee said...

You are too sweet. Thanks Firefly. *blushing* Of course, these photos are from 2003... and the wrinkles are steady in the making since then! :( We all have to succumb to gravity eventually.

Admin said...

We went to Glen Rose about 3-4 years ago with my son and my neice. We had a wonderful time. We also visited the creation museum. I wanted to go, my mom did it for me, but I think it opened her eyes a lot to see my belief in a young earth as well as the belief that dinosaurs and man walked on earth at the same time.

We also went to a rodeo while out there. It was a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Strange how Dinosaur Valley State Park didn't have ONE Human footprint, eh?

That's because there were no human footprints!

The Creation Museum's exhibits have benn explained away time again. Calling them a 6000 year old fossil foot print doesn't make it a fact.

It's a shame that you insist on perpetuating this myth with your Children...

Anonymous said...

I am a Christian and know you mean well, but the human footprints next to the dinosaur footprints have long been proven man made. The daughter of the man who lived and sold many real dinosaur footprints in that area, recently came out and told how they made the 'human footprints'and sold them as novelties years ago.Those that werent sold were left around when the family moved to Houston.Our children are homeschooled as well and we took them there to teach them to always keep an open mind and beware of hucksters.As Christians we should always seek the truth, which simply is not the case in Glen Rose

Sprittibee said...

Brian, I appreciate you taking the time to comment, but I can assure you - your information is mixed up at best. There is not just one location on this planet or the prints in one location at GlenRose. Do you also question the hammer located in the same layer of stone? Or the jewelry and pots found in layers of coal? The icka stones of peru with dinosaurs and men together - carved by indians? Even if Glenrose was a farse (which I can't see due to the fact that they had CRANES lift thousands of tons of rock and the footprints were UNDER it - pretty hard to fake in my book), it would only be ONE of the many places and artifacts in the world that give proof to a young creation. T-Rex blood cells is another one. The list goes on and on and on...

My father was also a theistic evolutionist at one time (and all kids in public schools are being brought up in the same fashion, so I was as well) and we both would have questioned the prints and listened to the silly explanations on the park welcome signs that tried to write it off as a hoax. But.....not now.

What you have said would have hit the news media if there had been a stitch of truth to your claim. Where are the links? I'd love to read them. Not that they would matter a hill of beans to me. Yes, the cowboy boot was a fake - but so was piltdown man and many other "complete" skeletons that came from pig and monkey bones. It isn't like evolutionists don't have enough garbage they need to remove from the textbooks that have been proven falsified even up to 100 years ago.

I would also ask what Church affiliation you have. There are many people who claim Christianity and yet are in liberal churches such as the unitarian church that believes that all doors lead to heaven. There are churches left and right these days that are selling out the truth of God to do what feels good or sounds right to the world... homosexual pastors, the blessing of same-sex unions, false doctrines, and explaining away of miracles. I have been to some of these churches. Not everyone who calls, "Lord, Lord" will be on their way to heaven in the long run. I'm very often more interested in a person's fruits and doctrines than their claims of Christianity.

In Him,

Jen said...

Just saw that you were asking for links and thought I'd help :)







Hope those help! God wants us to know the truth, not assume that anyone who doesn't agree with us must be a crazy liberal :)

A very conservative, but educated and open-minded Christian mom :)



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