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We had a fantastic labor day long weekend. I didn’t even know it was a long weekend till Joe told me on Wednesday night so that was an awesome surprise in itself. We love when daddy gets to stay home an extra day!

We didn’t do much on Saturday. Noah and Joe both got haircuts. Noah did very well this time, started off a bit touch and go but nothing some kids YouTube videos on my phone can’t fix! We spent the rest of the afternoon lazing around at home.

Sunday we went out to breakfast. Breakfast is pretty much the only meal we can get away with taking the kids to. I am pretty sure breakfast is Noah’s favourite meal of the day. Probably because he loves pancakes, waffles, fruit, toast and cereal. Eggs are a no go these days, shame, they use to be his favourite and my go to option when all else fails.

Monday we went to Drumheller. It is a town about an hour away from us. The scenery of Drumheller is really cool. You drive through the prairies and then suddenly the landscape changes to the badlands which is made of up coulees. Drumheller is the home of the Royal Tyrrell Museum which is a very cool museum all about Palaeontology. It has one of the biggest dinosaur exhibits in the world. The town itself has various colourful dinosaurs sprinkled all throughout the streets. There is a lot to do there. They actually recommend you take two days to do it, so you can really explore and see everything. Sadly, we didn’t know this but doing the other half is always another trip for next time!

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Noah is petrified of dinosaurs. Toys he can handle, he likes the good dinosaur movie but anything bigger than him and he immediately covers his eyes and freezes or cries. Yes, It seems cruel of us to take him to a museum that has one of the largest dinosaur exhibits in the world, BUT really he just does not like the large animatronics. To be fair, they are big and look pretty life-like. Also, I have always really liked dinosaurs. I find it all so interesting. So Drum is somewhere I have really wanted to go. By the end of the day Noah was totally loving dinosaurs and asking to see more!

First we went to Fossil world Dinosaur discovery centre. It’s a great place for kids. Along with all the fossils there is a few different activities to do like mineral mining, rock climbing and fossil digging! We dug for fossils, it was a lot of fun. Each little digger gets to take home their own fossil they found, Noah took home Orthoceras. It’s hard to choose just one fossil out of all the ones you find but considering Noah found this one all by himself it was a clear winner!  They have an animatronics T Rex there. Noah was way too scared to go look at him. I thought it was amazing. It seemed so real!

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Mining for minerals
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Digging for fossils!

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The animatronics T Rex

After that we had some lunch and went to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Hands down, one of the best museums I have ever been to. The whole place was so interesting and a lot of fun to walk through. It’s amazing these dinosaurs existed and they were all found right here, just mind-blowing! There is a preparation lab too, so you can see technicians working on the fossils. What a cool job!

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The beginning of the museum, Noah was not into it 😉

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Measuring up!

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After the museum we walked around the badlands track outside. If you live in Alberta (or anywhere) then you should definitely make the trip out to Drumheller. Like I mentioned, there is so much more to see than what we did, 2 days worth! So it would make a fun little weekend away, whether you have kids or not!

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What did you do this weekend?

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