It had to happen. Gabe LOVES dinosaurs and we live only 15 minutes away from Dinosaur Land - so this weekend was it - we made our first ever (OK, first everyone in the family except Doug, who grew up here) trek to DinoLand to see what there is to see.
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first - it is rather campy from what you can see from the road, which isn't much. However, once we paid our admission and went in - it was pretty cool. I would say it is good for an hour of entertainment. There are 20 or so 'life size' replicas of various dinosaurs for the kids to see up close and personal. All are pretty much under the canopy of large trees, so it is pretty shady, which is nice. (But watch out for poison ivy!) There are a few benches to stop and take a rest, but no real place to sit and say, have a snack or picnic, which is what we were really hoping for. Grayson was tired during this outing - we think he is in the midst of a growth spurt, as all he seems to be doing is eating like a horse and sleeping way more than usual. He tolerated it all - the uneven ground with all the roots was hard for him to navigate - but he was a good sport through the whole thing. He did, however, require some carrying the last have of the walk through. He had fallen on his knees in the gravel one time too many and wanted nothing to do with it.
I think we will probably be going back periodically just for kicks. I think if you wait a while between visits it is probably good for at least a few more trips for the boys.