Yes..right here in New Jersey lies a land unknown....
....and we visited...
(more on how I created this photo at the very end !)
it was the coolest place...and Jared loved it as much as we did !!! His exact words I believe were "Grandma..it's awesome" !
not only do you get to meet and greet all the prehistoric creatures, but the excellent signage tells you everything about them & especially where and when they were found...some right here in New Jersey..who knew !
the place is called Field Station Dinosaurs
and it's right near the NJ Meadowlands. The 31 dinos are animatronic and very life size and are spread across 20 acres of dinoland.
and if you follow my blog you know that I am a BIG fan of dinosaurs. I once made a trip to Chicago JUST to see the famous dinosaur named Sue at The Field Museum. Sue
is the largest, most complete, and best
preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.
how about this one
looks really real...HUH !!
(another special FX)
All the kids got to pet the 'baby dinos'
throughout the day there were lots of activities for the kids...each one a fun learning experience.
and you get a passport upon entering that gets stamped with each educational stop that you make.
That evening...with not much break between events.... I went to a 'girlfriend' dinner for the wives of all The Lensters motorcycle buddies.
This was actually a very special dinner (at the Portuguese resturant Sol Mar in Newark). Standing in the back row (right behind Debbie in the blue dress) is the beautiful Jackie Reuveni....You've heard me speak about Jackie...she lost her 20 year old daughter just a very few weeks ago to a crazy driver who ran her down as she was jogging.
This was Jackies first major 'outing" with a whole group of girls and we feasted on delicious food
Now....Leaping over to my love of technology.
I am addicted to my IPad(3)....like this is a surprise, right??!!
I downloaded some fantastic photo programs that I have been going nuts with...they were suggested by Susan Tuttle who is a photography dynamo .
I took a photo of Jennifer that I had taken in Paris and put it through a program called BLUR FX. YOU get to decide what to blur and what to keep sharp.
some I used with multiple programs like Pic Grunger, ScratchCam and Noir...all suggested by Susan.
look how you can blur everything but just the one person...
or just bring a few strands of hair into focus.
they're not free apps, but they are SO WORTH IT!!
GO HAVE FUN !!