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  1. Here is a fun project that originally got started with a dino named Gorgeous George. It would have been great until someone decided they didn't want to play and took their ball home! This is how it will be played. In a package will be a small dinosaur ( Sara the Ceratopian ) along with a few fossil related items. When you receive Sara, take a picture of her in your fossil collection, at a dig site or local landmark to record her journey. She will have her diary with her so please write a very brief message in it for prosperity as it will travel with her and other receivers can read your note. Kindly take one item and one only ( not Sara!) for yourself and replace it with something small fossil related from your collection to send onto the next member. It will be similar to geo-caching. Take an item/ leave an item. Once you send the parcel off to the next person, please post the picture of Sara at your leg of her journey. We would like to keep this going around the world, so if you ask to be a part of her travels please keep the game going. Lets see how much if the world she can visit. George didn't get too far! SARA THE CERATOPSIAN Add your name to the list if you want to play. Members that have already recieved Sara will check their name off the list as we go. Please contact the next member going up the list for their shipping information. https://flask.io/Vo8Y4p1Bspho
  2. A while back, I received a package from our good friend Adam, better known as @Tidgy's Dad. In said package was a small plastic dinosaur that had apparently been gifted to him by none other than @JohnBrewer. This means that this little fella had started his journey in England, made his way to Morocco, and had since travelled to the United States. It was decided after careful consideration that his name was to be Gorgeous George the Globetrotting Gorgosaurus. Now he is traveling the globe spreading joy and cheer to members of TFF! If you are fortunate enough to play host to Gorgeous George, here are the rules: 1. George must be photographed in his host's collection. 2. He must then be sent to an unsuspecting TFF-er along with any trade. (You can't notify the recipient that they are getting him, he must be an unannounced visitor!) 3. He should be accompanied by a note in case the recipient is not familiar with proper Globetrotting Gorgosaurus procedure. 4. In order to increase the odds of surprising his new host, his visit photo should be uploaded only AFTER he has been received at his new temporary home. *NOTE: The hope is that in addition to having fun, this will also give members the chance to share their collections and have their prizes be seen. That being said, he must be photographed with his host collection. This does not mean that he cannot also take field trips to collecting sites and other landmarks and be photographed there as well! (Thank you to @DPS Ammonite for the suggestions!) Let's see how many miles we can put on this little plastic dino! Don't forget to have fun!
  3. Hi everyone, I'm turning the big 50 in November (eek), and I want to do something really fun - I was hoping to find some sort of fossil hunting trip either in the US or internationally - ideally would have liked to volunteer on a dinosaur dig somewhere but mid-November doesn't seem to bring anything up. If anyone has any ideas, much appreciated ! I'm looking on my own as well. Thanks
  4. Hi all, I have about 3 months off, and would really just like to journey the US in search of fossils. I live in California, and would be open to some traveling in the states. Is there any trips I can go on with a team or something in search of fossils? Thanks in advance
  5. Hey guys, I am really new to this fossil hunting place. I have been hooked since grade school though. So now since I am an old man with 2 teenage boys, I have finally decided to go fossil hunting with my family. So, I was really looking to be active on this forum. One event I found interesting is the blind trade. I was about to apply, but then I saw what people were trading. How did they get so many different kinds of fossils? Over where I live, there are only shark teeth. Thanks, I live in NJ.
  6. 100 Trips

    Sunday was our 100th trip with our canoe to hunt the Peace River. I only know this because we are required to report all vertebrae finds to the state at least once a year to get your permit renewed. I keep a running log of all my trips so it will be an easy task to total up when the time comes for renewing. I just thought it seemed like a milestone for us to go 100 trips with no issues on the road. We travel at least 110 miles to the nearest river access, so that is 220 round trip. X100 is 22,000 miles traveled! At 70MPH that is about 2 hours X2 at a rate of 6 bugs/minute = 144,000 bugs to wash off the truck. (we travel at night both ways). Still worth it! MH
  7. The Paleo-Tourist

    The Paleo-Tourist (http://paleo-tourist.typepad.com/the-paleo-tourist/) is a blog that is partly about science, partly about travel, and entirely about natural history. In it, I describe my travels and adventures including visits to museums, fossil sites, dinosaur digs, book reviews and pretty much anything else related to paleontology in the places I happen to go.
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