We were up and out bright and early this morning wanting to beat the rush at the Royal Tyrrell Museum...apparently there are huge line-ups to get in.
So we were there just before they opened at 9:00...and the first ones in line. We paid our $18 each admission (good value for the money, in my opinion)...and away we went...
(Remember...click on photos to enlarge)
Some of the most impressive fossils in our collection were discovered through industry-related activities (residential or industrial construction, mining, oil and gas exploration), or by individuals who recognized the importance of their finds.
Ammonites were hard-shelled, coiled, squid-like marine creatures with soft body parts abundant in the oceans during the Mesozoic Era, or the Age of Dinosaurs. Considered the most striking fossilized ammonite shell ever found in Alberta, this brilliant 71 million-year-old fossil was discovered during ammolite mining and was donated to the Royal Tyrrell Museum by Canada Fossils/Korite International.
These guys were alive!
Not much to downtown Drumheller that we saw...
Well, that's it for Drumheller...and dinosaurs and hoodoos. We are leaving in the morning for Cochrane, AB to visit some good friends, Ken and Charlene. Steve and Ken were neighbours in Regina and have known each other since they were about 5 years old...just a little while...LOL!