We decided to check out a couple of Texas state parks on our way home. The first one is Dinosaur Valley State Park south west of Fort Worth (just northwest of Glen Rose). This park is tucked away in some beautiful rolling hills with the Paluxy River running through it. The main attractions to the park are the dinosaur tracks and great trails. Unfortunately, the tracks are in the river bed and the river was running high so we didn't get to see them plus the trails are on the far side of the river and we were too wimpy to ford the river.

These two fiberglass models; a 70-foot Apatosaurus and a 45-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex; were built under commission of the Sinclair Oil Company for the New York World's Fair Dinosaur Exhibit of 1964 - 1965.

All we saw of the dinosaur tracks were these signs on the other side of the river. We watched a class of kids crossing the river and decided we were too wimpy when we noticed that the water was mid way up the adult's thigh. Zaph was willing to give it a try.

Walking along the Paluxy River.

Some deer quietly grazing --- they really didn't care about us but would look up when a car drove by.

Shadows out for a walk.

Just outside the park you can visit Dinosaur World --- we didn't.