We headed out on Thursday morning to Bear Lake. It was a beautiful day and the water was so warm and calm. We found the perfect spot and just ate lunch, swam and found lots of cool shells.
After some delicious famous raspberry shakes at the little city by the lake we made a longer than expected journey to Vernal, Utah to stay with James' parents for a few days. We didn't get there until late that night. So we got up on Friday and got ready for the day. Vernal is quite an amazing place. It is in the middle of nowhere, but it has the coolest rock mountains and formations all around. We had the chance to do some really fun things. James' dad is a geologist and works for the BLM and so that day he took us to the green river and taught us how to pan for gold. It was really cool to see how that was done. The kids enjoyed playing in the water too.
Saturday we went to the Dinosaur National Monument and were able to see some dinosaur fossils that were found there in the mountain walls. It was so fascinating. We were able to see some more cool hieroglyphs. We had such a good time, and would have stayed longer but it started raining.
Look close to see the lizard on the wall.
One of the dinosaur fossils (at the bottom, there is a white arrow pointing to it.)