Following Nashville, our next stop on the Friends and Family road show was to visit our nephew John Page, deep in Texas’ heart–Dallas. Our route took us through Arkansas to Texarkana, where we spent the night. Then, on to Southern Methodist University where John has just started college. After a tour of the stunning campus and dinner of designer tacos at the Velvet Taco, we drove to the Caprock Canyon State Park, home to Texas’ bison herd, and pitched our tent for the night.
Our route through Arkansas.
We arrived at SMU in upper 90 degree heat. Our nephew John Page showed us his campus. Very impressive.
The Velvet Taco’s unique tacos restored us after our campus tour. Photo credit: Lori Bandi.
In September 2011, 80 descendants of the great southern plains bison herd were released to roam 700 acres of grasslands in the park. From a safe distance, visitors can view these indigenous animals in their native habitat. Photo courtesy of Caprock Canyon
The real bison eluded us during our stay.
We then turned our sights to the equally charismatic fauna, the prairie dog.
and caught this one’s back side as he was hopping down into her burrow.