On Thursday, I had a Dermatology appointment in Houston and so we decided to take advantage of our trip to tour the new Paleontology Hall in the Museum of Natural Science. The only word that can describe this fabulous new exhibit is WOW! It is incredible with many dinosaur skeletons, some are overhead like you are walking under them on a seafloor or perhaps they are looming over you. Then there are the descriptions of all the different geological periods with explanations and examples. It was too much for us to take in given just an hour and a half—my legs are still rather wobbly.
Don’t miss the enormous sections of petrified wood–polished to perfection and some nearly as tall as i am.
It is a not-to-be missed exhibit.
Neither one of us thought to take our cameras so you will just have to go see for yourself.
http://www.hmns.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=100 Here is a link to the museum with just a brief description of the exhibit. If you are an aficionado of paleontology, geology, or just out for a lovely time during perhaps a rainy day, this exhibit will easily occupy an entire day. And then, of course, there is the Foucault pendulum. I once spent the best part of an hour trying to capture the moment it knocked down one of the wooden pegs–a not very successful venture as the ball of the pendulum is mirrored making for challenging shots from a very amateur photographer.
Pawprints: Toby was day boarded and somehow hurt her front right leg–we think it is paw. She was limping when we picked her up and given strict instructions to not let her run. It must still hurt as she very sedately went out on a make-shift choke collar and lead into the back yard. Still it did not prevent her from taking a flying leap from the bedroom door and landing on our bed with what looks to be a huge grin on her face.