Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blast from the Past

Remember this guy?

Clearly, the picture is not that great, as his head is cut off by the tree, but I had a toddler and a three year old on the loose, so cut me some slack...I did what I could!

Bella, who is newly potty trained (thank goodness), had me turn off the I-10 in a hurry on Saturday to make a pit stop. Imagine my delight when I found the famous "world's largest" dinosaurs that I remember so well from my childhood. I didn't even know they were still around! I would never have thought to even look for them, much less realize that we were anywhere near them. So, thanks to Bella for her urgent bathroom visit that sent me down memory lane.

What was I doing on the I-10, you may be wondering? I dropped Lindsey off at camp in the San Jacinto mountains, somewhere inbetween Hemet and Palm Springs. I went through Hemet on the way up so I decided to go through Palm Springs on the way back. I'll be heading back on Saturday to pick her up. Which way to go, which way to go?

Perhaps the dinosaurs will help me decide!


Jason Schalow said...

That picture is a flashback from my (weird) grandfather lived a few miles from there in Cabazon and we ate at the Wheel Inn (home of the dinosaurs) at least once a month.

I can tell you that, though it is best know for the prehistoric statues and the Pee-Wee Herman movie, it *should be* famous for its Peanut Butter Cream go back via I-10 and give it a shot.

Sarah McCormick said...

That does bring back memories!
Drive home safe, miss you friend!

Tiffany Hayes said...

I, too, have memories of the Dinos. The funny thing is, my girls are at camp way up in Idyllwild. Sounds like that is about where you went.


Anonymous said...

How cool! My inner child wants to stop there for a visit next time I drive through! -AO

Anonymous said...

So, I open up a copy of Sunset magazine this morning to look at, and what do I see but a T-Rex staring up at me from the last page, with the words "Blast from the Past" printed right above his head. Coincidence???

Ha! Life is funny sometimes. -AO