While I was in Sioux City, Lisa, Petra and Milan arrived in Lincoln from China for a short visit. Dad, Karel, will meet up with them in Canada in a few days and the family will celebrate X-Mas in the north country. Yesterday, I tagged along while the children visited Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska.
Morrill Hall is a wonder. Among many other treasurers, the world’s largest exhibited mammoth skeleton, a 14-foot male, can be found on display in Morrill Hall. It is from the Late Pleistocene Era. The giant mammoth was found in 1922, near where I used to practice law, in Lincoln County, Nebraska, by a rancher and his wife. They turned the fossil over to the Museum for exhibit and research.
We had a great time. Photos of our adventure follow.
Scary good (particularly when your four-year old teeth look a lot like the dinosaur’s teeth):
There are real mountain lions in Nebraska (and some times they eat children from China):