Dino World

This past weekend we made a trip to Dinosaur World in Cave City, Ky. Cave City is located about 30 minutes North-East of Bowling Green. Dinosaur World is just off the interstate at the Cave City exit.
We invited the Deboard family to join us. Ryan and Kristin Deboard have been a part of our life group at Church for a while now. They have two boys, Caleb and Andrew. Ian and Andrew are about the same age while Caleb is a couple years older. All the boys have a lot of fun together. I think it’s safe to say that trips like this are easier in groups, the boys kept each other entertained.

The parks main attraction is a walking trail featuring a number of real-sized Dinosaur models. They’re real enough to get an idea of how big they were but fake enough to not be scary. One of my fears was that Ian would be afraid of some of the larger carnivores.

In the back of the trail rests a Photosaurus, an extra size model of a T-Rex. This thing is giant. It probably stands 150/200ft tall. There is a nice padded area to take pictures from. This is the same T-Rex that’s visible from the interstate as you drive by. The kids had a lot of fun climbing around on it.

After we finished the trail, we took a lunch break at a small play area. They’ve set up a play area that’s surrounded by picnic tables. This was a nice break area through the day, we could stop and sit for a bit while the kids played. We had just enough time to finish lunch before an excavation dig!. This is just a small sandbox filled with actual fossil pieces. I was expecting just a dig, but I was impressed that they let the kids take 3 small fossils each as part of the dig. Ian found a tooth! No idea what it’s from, but he found it!

Overall, Dinosaur World is well worth the visit. It’s only about 2 hours from Mt Juliet and we easily found 3-4 hours worth of things to do. We’ll probably make another trip when Clara gets a little older.

Photo Album: https://goo.gl/photos/PqXYi1dAnVctxete9

A baseline

After a fair amount of work setting up this journal (or blog, whatever you want to call it). I thought it might be a good idea to establish a base by answering a few basic questions:
Who are we?
Why is this here?
What is the content?
When will this be updated?

Who are we?
We are a small family living in the suburbs of Nashville, TN. Jeremy, Alex, Ian and Clara are our names. We’ve established ourselves in the community of Mt Juliet since 2013. Alex and I both live and work very close to home which gives us the ability to focus on our family. We enjoy being together and taking adventures as a family.

Why is this here?
The older I get the faster time seems to move. For that reason, I’ve decided to commit to writing down events that we do as a family. This serves two purposes.
1. It acts as a journal so that we can look back at adventures we’ve shared.
2. It gives us a platform to share with our friends and family what’s going on in our lives.
Personally, I hate social media. I don’t like 140 characters of word vomit. I want to share the details of our adventures. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I think a picture with words is more powerful than without.

What is the content?
The content varies. I primarily intend to share stories about adventures we take as a family. However, I’m also considering using this as a platform to share thoughts on religion, politics, and technology. Above all things, I want to communicate clearly, truthfully and accurately.

When will this be updated?
That’s a great question and depends on a variety of factors. I’d like to write a post for any adventure we take as a family. This could be daily, weekly or even monthly. As for other posts (of the religious, political or technical nature), those could happen anytime.