“Deep in the heart of Texas” (attribution: June Hershey)

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.

Nashville to Dallas

Our route through Arkansas.

8Dallas1. SMU

We arrived at SMU in upper 90 degree heat.  Our nephew John Page showed us his campus.  Very impressive.

Velvet Taco 11Steak8Pork2ChickenHoriz

The Velvet Taco’s unique tacos restored us after our campus tour.  Photo credit: Lori Bandi.

Caprock-Bison_8261

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

9CaprockCanyons3

The real bison eluded us during our stay.

9CaprockCanyons6

We then turned our sights to the equally charismatic fauna, the prairie dog.

Through Canyonlands 155

and caught this one’s back side as he was hopping down into her burrow.

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Nancy Pat's Blog

Sabbatical Travels

svElizabethJean

joyfully exploring, surrendering to this moment, sharing the adventure

Exit

Maine-Nova Scotia-Newfoundland 2014

Windtraveler

joyfully exploring, surrendering to this moment, sharing the adventure

Three Sheets Northwest

Three Sheets Northwest Boating News

The Pros and Cons of Business Marketing

joyfully exploring, surrendering to this moment, sharing the adventure

Voyage of Rocinante

Larry and Vicki's Journey upon sailing yacht Rocinante

svZoë sails on

joyfully exploring, surrendering to this moment, sharing the adventure

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: