I've been a big dinosaur fan for as long as I can remember
I doodled dinosaurs (and cars and space ships) much to the distraction of my teachers 60-odd years ago when I was in elementary school.
When I was a young parent I would tell my boys stories about the dinosaurs that lived in my own childhood back yard. I can still remember my young boys listening -- spellbound and their eyes wide open -- as I told my dinosaur yarns night after night.
My interest in these big creatures and their stories was rekindled a few years ago when my first grandchild was born.
My son and his family live in Indiana. One day I invited young Max (2 or so at the time) to look for dinosaurs in the woods behind their house. I think we heard them, but we aren't quite sure.