Before our visit to see the home of world’s largest T.Rex our tire problems persisted and I have had a lot of you ask to hear our story on that. My tire problems have been resolved. I am trying to be fair to the tire company in seeing how they handle my nearly 20 hours of wasted time and travel as well as almost $2,400 in extra costs. At this time it has not been resolved to my satisfaction and will share my experience at the end of this month which I feel has been adequate time for even a large corporation to respond.
On our travels we stopped for breakfast in a small town in southern Saskatchewan, I had heard of Eastend and someting to do with a dinosaur. We noticed the T.Rex Discovery Centre built on the side of a hill from our breakfast spot in the park. We drove up after breakfast and it was not open yet, so we toured the small community nestled in the hills of southern Saskatchewan. Eastend is one of those small towns one drives into and you say to yourself “I could actually live here”. The well kept community has most of the amenities one would need as well as a great campground, which we ended up not staying at as we had another tire appointment.
The reason for Eastend being put on the map was the discovery in 1991 by a local school teacher Robert Gebhardt joining a team of palaentologists to look for fossils in the Frenchman Valley. What they discovered was a tooth and tail vertabra from what would be later discovered to be from the world’s largest know T.Rex dinosaur. In 1994 excavation began on what is now known as one of the most complete 75 percent, 65 million year old carnivorous dinosaurs ever found. The T.Rex was nicknamed “Scotty”. The T.Rex Discovery Centre was opened to house the fossil remains and is open May 20 to Sept 4th for visitors and admission is by donation.
The wait for the centre to open was very much worth it and would recommend it to anyone. Charlotte and I were shown around by a young student palaentologist who answered many of our questions and educated us a lot on the process of preserving and identifying the remains of these million year old discoveries. He also told us how they can date such finds but I have already forgotten that it was kinda over my head a little. We really did appreciate the personal time that was spent with us as we knew literally nothing about the process and time required for them to safely excavate and store the prehistoric past.
Eastend is in southwest Saskatchewan, Canada 55 kms north of the Montana border and 85 kms east of the Alberta border set in the rolling hills of the Frenchman Valley. For more information check out T.Rex Discovery Centre or watch the documentary, The story of the T.Rex-Biggest in the world.
Hope you enjoyed the photos and just a little information on this community I will leave the rest for you to discover and enjoy as we did.
Thanks to our new subscribers as this is a non monetary site so just your appreciation and interest is our pay and we are pleased to share our images with you. Way more to come as we have another 6,000 kms to go and may I add on good tires.
Hope to meet you down the road, the scenery is great but the people we meet make the memories. Make today and every day the best day of your life.
Charlotte (Editor in Chief)