We packed up camp today and headed to the Age of Dinosaurs museum. It was a fantastic place. The museum is situated on top of a Jump-up (large rocky outcrop on the flat plains. The view was speculated and we could just make out the curvature of the Earth. The museum tour consisted of first going to the lab (shed) and looking at all the dinosaur fossils being cleaned up for display and then we went into a bit of their collections and got to see Matilda (sauropod) and Banjo (Australia's own Velociraptor). The best part was went Jacob told the tour guide that he loves dinosaurs and as a special treat he asked us aside when everyone left and let us all hold a piece of Matilda's rib bone. The section we held was only about 40cm- the length of her total rib was over 2m. It was a very special treat for the kids!
We also went to visit the world's first and only Musical Fence. This is a section of fence that has been strung in key. Although our efforts could do with some fine tuning, the kids loved having a play.
Camp tonight is in Richmond - or Kronosaurus Corner. We went out of a bit of a fossick before dark and found some reasonable shell specimens and Caitlyn found a bit of a fish tooth. Not bad for 1/2 hour effort.
The car has had its first injury of the trip. We are unlucky enough to have some faulty front shockies so will have to make an unplanned stop in Mt Isa to get them replaced.