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dinosaur kingdom

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yes, that is a union soldier about to be devoured by a tyrannosaurus rex.

this weekend, I went to dinosaur kingdom in natural bridge, virginia, a weird, alternate universe where the union army has tried to harness the power of the mighty dinosaurs and failed miserably. the “kingdom” is picturesquely situated along a wooded path, the sylvan glen echoing with the angry growls of dinosaurs set to a soundtrack much like the one my mother played one halloween.

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what. the. hell.

then of course there was the mighty two-headed tortoise, taunting one soldier by sipping from his canteen…

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…and of course the terrible moment when a rogue velociraptor stole the gettysburg address from abraham lincoln.

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I can’t tell how lincoln feels here. is he angry? sad? suffering from writer’s block? helplessly bullied by a prehistoric pest?

while in natural bridge, we also stopped at foamhenge, which was created by the same man who started the dinosaur park.


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apparently, this is was made in the same dimensions as the actual stonehenge, and it’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to seeing the real thing. my only regret is that I forgot my druid robe.




there are no words to express how delicious this panezella was. I used heirloom tomatoes and it was just…so…good.

here’s the recipe from smitten kitchen. make it. really.

scottish adventure

on monday, I’m going to scotland.

I will be spending three days on this.