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  1. Canuck Jun 10, 2021

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    So, what do some folks do. Many of us from our camping group drove 15 miles to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. We spent two hours, enraptured by the exhibits. It has been 40 years since we visited there, and what changes! Thursday, June 10 (today) was season opening day. I’ll just show a few highlights. And an obligatory watch shot, for context.

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  2. Jkbenn02 Jun 10, 2021

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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Syzygy Jun 10, 2021

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    Great camping watch, and an impressive natural history display. I remember as a kid finding fossils in Colorado (western part of the state around the Grand Junction area). The area was a gold mine for fossil hunting and it really sparked my interest as a youngster.

    While camping, I always refer to rain as 'liquid sunshine'...seems to help shift perspective a bit and make is suck less!
     
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  4. Duracuir1 Jun 10, 2021

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    I could have let you wear my all original Jurassic Park watch. No Superluminova on this rare piece! Seriously, looks like a nice trip. Enjoy!

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  5. Canuck Jun 10, 2021

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    Dam! If only I had known! But however might you have considered letting that priceless treasure out of sight!

    The Tyrell Museum deserves its status as a World Heritage site! Had the weather been better, I’d have enjoyed taking a look at the surrounding “badlands”.
     
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  6. mydeafcat Jun 11, 2021

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    Those surrounding Badlands are breathtaking and a glimpse into prehistoric times. I miss driving up to Drumheller. Horseshoe Canyon is the popular spot yet Horsethief Canyon was always my favourite with better views and some fun scrambles. Cacti and even the odd rattlesnake in summer. Yup, a prehistoric desert in Alberta, Canada.
     
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  7. lillatroll Jun 11, 2021

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    What is the blind dinosaur called?...... He-never-sarus!
     
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  8. JwRosenthal Jun 11, 2021

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    Or the dinosaur that was very popular with the ladies- Likalotapus.....my apologies to anyone my 9 year old self may have offended there- it was a different time.
     
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  9. vbrad26 Jun 11, 2021

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    Holy s*** this just uprooted a deep deep deep memory of a Jurassic Park watch I had when I was a kid.
    Is that really yours? Hahaha I'm blown away that I somehow remembered this. The Burger King Collection!
    I had the one on the far left...

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  10. Duracuir1 Jun 11, 2021

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    Ha! It was in a pile of old watches that I bought at a garage sale if I recall correctly. There were two. I buy the old piles for the buckles. The other one was filled with water. I have not tried a new battery in this one! I’d rather wear my “Canuck rescued” 522C836F-50CC-44EC-AB95-7F0F13953856.jpeg 7B572635-2EDC-4398-8105-0A48D9DFB439.png A9D66FEA-5A3F-455D-8965-F9D4E1B70BC3.jpeg Sky-Rocket. I will gladly send it to you if you like. (The BK watch that is…). Send me a PM!
     
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  11. Syzygy Jun 11, 2021

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    That Sky-Rocket is absolutely stunning!
     
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  12. JwRosenthal Jun 11, 2021

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    I’m sorry @Duracuir1 - I can’t help myself

     
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  13. river rat Jun 11, 2021

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    Looks like a great museum. They do a better job of the displays than they do at the Museum of the Rockies near me in Bozeman
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    See what I mean.
     
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  14. Duracuir1 Jun 11, 2021

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    That’s very timely JW! I have the afternoon off and am doing some leather work! An afternoon delight!
     
  15. JwRosenthal Jun 11, 2021

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