Sunday, August 16, 2009
Yesterday afternoon we loaded up the kids and headed to the Petrified Forest. I mean we live like 35 minutes away and have never been. But I had heard that yesterday was a free admission day to National Parks. I was thinking wow what a bargain, but then we get there and the admission everyday is only $10! Either way it got is there. The first thing we did was stop at the information center. We could have turned around and gone home after that. The girls were in heaven running around and touching the petrified wood, and fossils and seeing dinosaur eggs and all kids of pre-historic animals frozen in time. I was so happy we had made the effort to come. After everyone had touched and see all the gift shop and information center could offer, we hopped back in the car and headed into the park itself. The first stop was to see the biggest piece of Petrified wood on record. We followed the little trail through a sea of petrified wood, it really was pretty amazing. After that we hit just about every little site along the way. The kids would hop out of the car and run to see what was next. The drive through the park is about 28 miles and you get to go through the painted dessert as well. We actually watched the sunset at the painted dessert. We also stopped at a little monument for the Historic Route 66 that runs through the park as well. It turned out to be a realy fun day.