Texas has so far been much more interesting than any state I’ve driven through so far. But as I’m only in Fort Worth, that’s not saying much. I’ve driven in “West” Texas for about 30 minutes as of writing this!
We started off our day meeting someone doing the opposite of yesterday and today’s trip- a Miss Linda of Milton was going home from Dallas! She was quite friendly and wished me well on my travels. Catie was happy to get on the road and drive to Dallas. She did ask several times if we were in Dallas yet, but only when we were on a civilized stretch of road and, extremely coincidentally, right as we passed the “Dallas City Limits” sign. She was really excited to get into the city and get to the aquarium I told her about first thing this morning!
The Dallas World Aquarium was a big hit with Catie. It was like a really exciting maze where every turn had a new animal to see. A lot of them where pretty much out in the open, like the tortoises we saw just hanging out in a corner. There were also weaver bird nests hanging in all the trees, which I thought was super cool. Catie’s favorite part was the penguins we found that matched her early gift shop find. She carried that little plushie penguin around all afternoon and named it “Connie”.
We also visited the Perot Museum of Science and Nature, which wasn’t quite as exciting but DID have dinosaur bones! Catie loved the Tyrannosaurus Rex bones and was very curious about if the skeleton was actual size. She also liked the earthquake simulator until the “EXTREME” button was pushed. She jumped off almost immediately!
We managed to find some fun books in both the gift shops so that should make our drive through west Texas a little less boring for Catie, at least. I, on the other hand, will be relying on audio books and scenery to keep me sane.
See you tomorrow, Amarillo!