Hunting Dinosaurs In Albany’s Washington Park
Wait, there are real dinosaurs and dinosaur fossils in Albany's Washington Park? Actually, no there aren't - but please don't tell that to my three year old. Brody and I go dinosaur hunting in the park pretty much every chance we get. All you need is a little free time, some shoes that you don't mind getting a little muddy, and a wild imagination! It's fun and FREE!
Brody is pretty obsessed with dinosaurs and whenever he asks to watch movies or videos it usually goes something like this, 'Daddy, can I watch scary dine-saurs on the tv?' When we play outside, he wants to hunt em' and that's exactly what we do.
One of my favorite things about Albany's Washington Park are the big, beautiful, very old trees that encompass it. Oddly shaped roots pop up randomly from the ground, twisting and turning into all sorts of funky shapes.
Sometimes I'll see something that resembles a dinosaur fossil and ask him to examine it with me. His curiosity piqued and his imagination running wild he says, 'Whoah....dats a big dine-saur bone Daddy!'
The hunt continues.
Cars will wiz by, trucks will rumble, dogs bark and skateboarders soar in the distance, but Brody is oblivious to all of this.
'Shhhhhh', he'll quietly say looking back at me. 'I think there's a T-Rex over there...do you hear it daddy?' 'Yeah, I think that's definitely a T-Rex, we better be extra quiet' I'll reply.
The last thing I want to do is spoil the fun. Not his necessarily - mine.