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See any dinosaurs around? T. rex Tuesdays stomp into SLO County

Thanks, internet — T. rex Tuesdays come stomping into SLO County

The viral sensation of T. rex Tuesdays has hit San Luis Obispo County, thanks to Cambria natives Blair Franklin and Rose Clarke. The pair donned dinosaur costumes as they stomped into the annual Pinedorado celebration on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.
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The viral sensation of T. rex Tuesdays has hit San Luis Obispo County, thanks to Cambria natives Blair Franklin and Rose Clarke. The pair donned dinosaur costumes as they stomped into the annual Pinedorado celebration on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

Blair Franklin and Rose Clarke grew up in Cambria and always make a point to return to the area for the Pinedorado Parade.

This year, the two friends decided to try something a little different for the 69th annual event — dress up in huge, inflatable T. rex costumes (inspired, no doubt, by the TrexTuesdays internet sensation).

Franklin posted a minutelong video of their excursion on her Facebook page, which has been viewed more than 1,200 times and features a caption that reads, “Of all the things I’ve bought drunk shopping online, this wins. #adulting”

In the video, the dino pair trot through the Pinedorado event grounds, drawing a lot of smiles — as well as confused stares.

“I’m glad the children are having a positive reaction,” says Casey Franklin, Blair’s husband, while filming, “instead of crying and screaming and running away.”

TrexTuesdays, a viral sensation on YouTube and Facebook, took off in fall 2016 when two anonymous people dressed in dinosaur costumes and began performing human tasks, much to the internet’s delight.

One video of the dinosaurs at an ice skating rink in January 2016 has been viewed more than 66 million times. A new video is released every Tuesday.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to designate fossils found in Fresno County as the official state dinosaur. The fossils, discovered nearly 80 years ago, are now in a Los Angeles County museum.

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