Date: July 12, 2000
Subject: Working at the JP site
Today is Gabe
Lyons's birthday, so I managed to get online and send her a greeting. I hope she
liked the X-Files poster I got her.
had woken up at about 7AM, but I still had to eat breakfast and clean the room.
Instead of running I went outside to play with Remy, the family's dog. He is about
4-years-old and is a golden retriever.
cleaning up Roman's room, I had breakfast, I believe everyone was gone somewhere,
so I packed and as I left I received a call. It was Shureice, she wanted the charging
cord to the digital camera. Ah well, I had to go and look for it, which took me
I biked to work. As I rode by main street I saw the white van in the car repair
shop, I immediately knew we had to use the other van. As I arrived at the museum,
Susan Luinstra was loading the gear in the blue van, so I helped her.
off to my morning duties: fill jug, tidy up, etc. [When I finished] I found out
that we had a group of nine people for the two-day activities. They did introductions
and took a rock/fossil quiz. Then off to the JP site.
had to stay back and help Corlene in the gift shop and then clean up.
at the site I uncovered a cervical vertebra and some guy found a perfectly preserved
rib. Other people worked on the tibia and fibula.
[made] some progress at uncovering bone, then [went] off to town to have lunch.
After lunch, four people from the group left, so we were left with five.
headed off to prospect in Theropod Flats and took a long hike. Along the hike
Susan and I had a contest to see who could find the first tooth fragment of the
day. I won so she bought me a lemonade.
day I found what might be a hawk's feather and we saw chips of recent-like wood
that were about 70-80 million years old. They just had such a nice preservation.
I also found turtle shell, to settle the bet Susan bought me a homemade lemonade.
Along the way
I found a twisted thing that not even Kathryn could identify. She thought it might
be mammalian or even anything. She was stumped. So we collected it, we just had
to wait and see what Becca said it was. So we went all around, then hiked up a
hill back to the van. On the way I found some decaying bones that may be from
museum I cleaned the van and invited Shureice to a snow-cone. It seemed that a
thunderstorm was headed for Choteau. So then we rushed over to Shureice's host
of minutes later her host family arrived. They were going to go out for pizza,
so they invited me. So I said yes, then I asked Texel about her swim meets, [but]
Shureice freaked on me. She said she does not want me to be there, so I just got
my stuff and headed for home.
home Roman was waiting for me for dinner and Joel was about to go out and look
for me, because I was out and a big thunderstorm was coming. Back at home, Cory
played with the laptop and we watched some TV. It was pretty cool, so now to sleep.