Our home for 3 days in June, was Glen Rose, Texas, a town about 45 minutes South from Fort Worth, Texas.
We splurged on this outing and stayed at the the Lodge at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a safari park.
The Texas landscape was reminiscent of South Africa, and seemed to be quite well suited to the antelope, zebras, and giraffes that called it home. Our behind the scenes guided tour included a visit to the Wildlife Center breeding program for cheetahs, prairie chickens, and wolves.
Not quite like our African Safari, the stay still allowed us an early morning drive through the safari park and a chance to feed some giraffes.
We enjoyed the hot breakfast overlooking the watering hole, but the best wildlife spotting was at sunset from the deck at the Lodge.
After a rest, we went into town, checking out the old courthouse and town square, which is surrounded by shops and restaurants, like the Shoo Fly soda fountain and Pie Peddler pie shop, where we picked up some desserts.
The next day, we stopped for snow cones before swimming in the river and climbing on the rocks at Big Rocks park.