Today I realize that the scientific exposure we had as children(yes, that's me--the nerdy girl with the glasses and my brothers.) was and is such an enormous privilege (although we didn't always think so at the time). We spent our summers camping on the prairie, Badlands and outcrops of South Dakota and Wyoming in search of prehistoric treasure. My brothers and I grew up with a paleontologist father (Pete Larson - you can Google him if you're so inclined). Perhaps you've heard of him or seen him on the Discovery Channel, or some other Science network or program. Have you heard of the Tyrannosaurus rex that was seized by the Federal government? Maybe you don't know about the seizure but you might have heard of SUE (T. rex). SUE is now located at the Field Museum in Chicago, IL but you should know the sorted details of her past. Click here for a bizarre and completely twisted story. If you were able to read the entire story and would like to read a little more about this story and T.rex in general, check out Rex Appeal for more juicy bits.
Way to go Dad! We're so proud of what you have achieved and overcome. I can't believe it's been 18 years since the discovery!