Monthly Archives: June 2010

Final entry: Returning to Montana is adventure in itself

It seems fitting that our journey home from a trip full of adventures should be so full of adventure itself. From the sweat-inducing half-hour hike to the bus at eight in the morning in Hangzhou to the thunderstorm in Chicago … Continue reading

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Encountering the unforgettable Great Wall of China

Today we rolled out of our Beijing hostel beds early, expecting to travel with a tour group to one of the less-visited parts of the Great Wall of China.  We soon found out, however, that the bus that was supposed … Continue reading

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Off for our final adventures

In the ever wise words of my Norwegian heritage, uffda . Our last several days passed quickly and when the dust settled in the basement of the Zhejiang Natural History Museum, we all breathed a sigh of relief and dust. … Continue reading

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Daunting, exciting brushes with fame

Sorry you haven’t heard from us in a while. The last several days have been a flury of cataloging eggs, writing research proposals, and summarizing and analyzing our data. We are now on the tail end of our trip, exploring … Continue reading

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Chinese opera includes sword fights, flying and other mouth-dropping feats

Well it’s a something. Those were the words spoken by Dave after we bought our tickets for the Chinese Opera.  But before that statement was made, let us give a brief look into our trek to the theater.    Walking … Continue reading

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Context is everything

 We woke up in Dongyang this morning to board the bus and leave for Tiantai.  Along the way, we stopped at a road cut to observe a dinosaur egg clutch that had been left in place in the rock where … Continue reading

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Almost 20 dinosaur footprints by lunch

Perhaps there is something to wishing wells after all. Or at least wishing dinosaurs. The original plan was to spend the morning at the Dongyang museum and then the afternoon in the field looking for dinosaur footprints. The threat of … Continue reading

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