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The Gray Fossil Museum

Sunday we went to the Gray Fossil Museum to see some old bones. The site was discovered in May 2000 and is the largest-ever tapir fossil find.

This is a fossilized tapir noggin. Tapirs don't look nearly so big on Go, Diego, Go!

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And this is V giving the tapir a smooch.

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Unfortunately, it was right around this time that V decided she needed to run through the museum at break-neck speed and check the quality of the echoes in the emptier rooms.

But I stopped and took a photo of the red panda fossil on our way out. Angry looking little fellow, isn't he?

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So we hung out by the fountain outside so that it might feel like we'd actually done something with our time. Didn't work, but at least we tried.

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And V had a chance to expend some of that boundless energy of hers.

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And play with some turtles.

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Which is really all she wanted to do anyway.

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I'm taking all black and white photos in November and you're welcome to join me! For more lovely b&w photos, visit Alexis for what must be lower calorie cakes, Kristen for a beautiful dandelion and more,  Gayle for pinecones and a sweet childhood memory, Toni for a boy and his mom, Cloudscome's kitty cat, and Howard for two photos of alleys in Singapore's Little India.

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Anne

I love your photos!

Kitt

Nice! But I'll miss your cheery orange pumpkin banner.

Lindy

Oh I wouldn't want to meet that red panda in a dark alley. Looks like V had a fantastic time.

Elisa

All the picture looks well done but the last 2 with V, imho, are the best ones! :)

BoB

wonderful b&w shot, I love them

Amy

You mean, the purpose of museums ISN'T to run around and test the echo quality?

ELK

what a great visit to the museum while I like the exhibit shots ~those of "V" make me smile and nod my head...I am a preschool music/MOVEMENT teacher!

shelli

These photos look fabulous in b&w! I saw a live tapir at a zoo, and I couldn't believe how big it was!

maya

ha ha. amy's funny. :)

Kim Payne

Reminds me so much of our visit to the Chattanooga aquarium when Lizi was 4. We shouldn't have even bought tickets to go inside - the outside was so much fun!

Courtney

awesome pictures and my sons our loving the Tapir lol!

Toni

V is adorable - love the photos of her. Bones aren't my thing, really. :)

Paula

Great shots...I love the one with V and her reflection. Are you using any filters for these...the black and whites have a steely tone that is very nice.

Liss

I back from my shot trip and will be posting my first photo tonight.

I am so glad a few of my blogging friends have decided to join in on your challenge :)

Gayle

You are so sweet for researching how to add your button to my site! (I tried to email you again, but I got the email back.) I have some time today, so I'm going to look into the info. you sent me. Thank you!

Love your museum B & W's and V is totally cute!

jen

LOVE these! Love the one of her grinning so big :)

michelle

i'm taking this challenge on! problem is, my camera doesn't have a b&w setting -- it's a heavy digital SLR. so, i hope you don't mind me cheating and altering it in photoshop. i won't add any additional filters...it will be pure! promise :)

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