Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a nice park set astride the Paluxy River. Long ago, dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean. Today, you can walk in their tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River (unless its rained recently).
This attraction is down the road a ways from the State Park. It offers 20 acres of walkways that feature life-size dinosaurs and an impressive fossil dig where children can search for authentic fossils. Entrance fee is $12.00. We didn’t go in.
Bored with reading I decided to collect my yard art and paint it up. I am not finished with all of it, but these are the pieces I’ve done so far.
I first did the metal cat. Poor thing was so rusty. He needed a new artificial flower too.
My next attempt was the frogs. There was no way I could reach all the places that needed paint, but it looks pretty good from a distance.
A rusty birdhouse next caught my attention. Painting the vines was quite a chore.
The next birdhouse was ceramic, but the paint had faded to white.
The ceramic goldfish near the pond had also faded to white. So they got a new coat of paint.
I am currently painting a metal whirligig.
After walking at Hardberger Park today we drove on into San Antonio to see the Grotto on the Riverwalk.
There has been a lot of activity in Hamilton, the adding of new waymarks, so we headed over to take come pictures and “collect” the them. On the way we passed this interesting historical marker.
We took a different route home so we could pass St. Olaf’s Kirke better known as “The Old Rock Church”.
In early 1932 a dam was built to control flooding of Pecan Bayou. In 1933 land bordering the new lake was bought to establish a State Park.
In 1933 the CWA began construction using local men who were part of the Emergency Conservation Work Program. In 1934 CCC Company 872 arrived to continue the work. They stayed a year and then in 1936 CCC Company 849 arrived to take up the work. They remained until 1942 when the work was complete. We were interested in seeing the work done by the CCC.
Carol, Ed and I walked yesterday evening to take part in the Christmas Stroll. Salado hosts this event the first two weekends in December. There is live music and lots of people from 5pm-7pm Friday-Sunday.
We stopped here to add the Museum as a waymark, but I took way too many car pictures to leave it at that. It gets its own post. Admission is $12.00. The Museum is open Monday through Friday: 9am to 4pm and Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
Now I’m not much of a corvette fan, but the whole showroom floor was covered in them.
All of the cars have been restored to original condition. The engines are showroom clean, batteries are kept on chargers, and the entire rolling stock is cranked up at least twice a week.
This is just a small sampling of the wonderfully restored cars housed at this museum. It is well worth a visit.