|Sauropod and Therapod|
|Dinosaur tracks - three-toed therapod at upper right; larger sauropod rear foot left of that|
|R.T. Bird found a dinosaur trackway here in 1937|
The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a large park where about 50 species of animals from all over the world are living and being protected. You can drive through the park and have giraffes come up to your car to eat special food provided by the Center. We didn't go in - it cost $26 a person, and we didn;t have the time to justify that. I'm sure it would have been interesting, though I have mixed feelings about such places. The youth group from the Guilford Church is going to Glen Rose in a couple of weeks. It will be interesting to hear their reactions.
We drove from there down to Georgetown, TX, just north of Austin, a drive that took us through a landscape which made it clear we are in a very different part of the country. Georgetown is a pretty posh town, home to Southwestern University, which I was not familiar with, but which has a very handsome campus. We realized we were at the very northern edge of the Austin Metro Area: on our right was very new, posh, tract housing development, and on our left was open, empty field as far as the eye could see. If we came back in a few years, I doubt that field would still be empty. We ate at a Chipotle Restaurant, which is one of the better fast food chains. The Veggie Salad was really delicious! From there we drove to a Motel 6 in North Austin (not reasonable) and tomorrow we'll go to the Harry Ransome Library at Univ. Texas, where I will do research in the Alfred A. Knopf Archive relating to Ellen's father, Frederick Barnes Tolles. More on that later.
Oops, some VERY noisy young men just moved into the next room, and the walls are very thin. It's after midnight and they are YELLING and TALKING LOUD and LAUGHING. Hope we get some sleep!!