So I guess she's back on the highway, still passing through Kansas. Our text exchange:
Lara: "Saw a billboard advertising the world's largest prairie dog; didn't stop."
Me: "You've made the biggest mistake of your life. When everything crumbles around you someday, remember that, when you came to this fork in the path, you chose NOT to stop and see the giant prairie dog."
Lara: "Well, but I don't think it was a real prairie dog; the billboard advertised it as being 800 lbs."
Me: "Lame. I would much have preferred to see just like a twenty five pound prairie dog."
Lara: "Yeah. Just one the size of a large cat. I would have died laughing."