Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stegosaurus Freeway

We leave tomorrow morning for a ten hour road trip to Croatia where Claire will join up with her other JVK for JV Kid's camp.

Since she graduates next year and will be gone by the time JVK camp rolls around again next summer, this is her last one.

Sniff, sniff.

It's the beginning of another year of "lasts" with Claire now.

But, not to dwell on the future, I'm going back to a road trip from this summer that somehow tickled my funny bone!

Driving with Dave and Claire from Wyoming to Colorado, we took some "long-cuts" to take in the scenery.

I looked up at the GPS at one point and started giggling.

Stegosaurus Freeway?? Are you kidding me??!!!  There is such a thing???

Crossing over into Colorado from Utah by taking the "long-cut", we'd come upon the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic-Byway. I had no idea there was such a thing!

But then the best part came...

Entering Dinosaur, Colorado and being greeted by these guys!!  The "Keep Out" just cracks me up!

Perhaps it was the long hours in the car that made this so funny...but I just couldn't stop giggling over this little town out in the middle of nowhere!

And as we passed by yet another sign reminding us where we were I thought to myself, "I just don't know if I could say with a straight face, 'I go to Dinosaur Baptist Church'"!

Or that I live on Ceratosaurus Street. What exactly is the correct pronunciation of that street?!

Apparently this town was once called "Artesia" but in 1966 changed its name to Dinosaur to capitalize on the proximity to Dinosaur National Monument. Did the townspeople just get a good chuckle to themselves back then when they watched names change on the buildings and street signs?!

And what year did they add the little guy to the tops of the street signs?! I can only imagine the city workers having themselves a good laugh as they went around town attaching those dinosaurs at every corner!

Now that I think about it, if I lived there, maybe I'd wake up every morning and have myself a good giggle when I answered the question, "Where do I live??"

Raaawwwwwrrrrr! In Dinosaur!

Thanks for providing us with some good laughs on our long road trip Dinosaur, Colorado!!

1 comment:

  1. That's so funny. And I love that there is a weight limit on the streets of Dinosaur, CO.