Friday, July 5, 2013

Day 11-Petrified Forest

On the way to Albuquerque we stopped off at Petrified Forest.  We went in the wrong end so we had to drive through the whole park to get to the giant logs and other petrified wood forests.  We did the junior ranger program so it was a good thing we drove through the whole park (but we could have driven the whole park one way rather than 2 ways, but oh well!)  We stopped off at Newspaper Rock (I don't think it's the same newspaper rock that we saw as kids).
We also saw Agate bridge which is a bridge that was made from a petrified log.
We got to the giant logs and took water with us so we could pour it on the wood.  At one point a woman told us she had never thought to do that!  She liked a piece so I poured water on it for her.  Here are some of the most beautiful pieces.

N2 wanted to help pour water so we let them pick some rocks to pour water on.  They were fairly non discriminant when picking rocks.  They wanted to pour water on every rock no matter if it looked like it had a lot of colors in it or not.

One of the things they had to do for junior rangers was try to reach their arms around a log and see if their arms would reach.  We also had to count how many steps long a log was.
We only did the trail behind the museum because we needed to leave to get to Albuquerque in time for church.  I don't know if N2 would have wanted to look at more.  They got kind of bored at looking at petrified wood.  Maybe they'll like it more when they get older.

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