A Day at the Texas State Fair
Howdy, folks (said in a deep baritone voice). This is Big Tex welcoming you to the Texas State Fair. Today was the last day of the fair and we finally got around to going.
After eating the requisite corny dog upon arrival, we wandered to the new car exhibits. I don't know why - we're not in the market for a new car. At the Jeep area, there was a climbing wall for kids. Audrey LOVES climbing walls. When it was her turn, I took out my camera and she scampered up the wall so fast I couldn't keep the camera focused! This was the best of the bunch - but she looks like she's headless!
We stumbled across this photo op - Audrey refused to play, so I handed her my camera and Russ and I stepped in. I thought it was kind of fitting since my husband works for a dairy!
Here's a shot of Elsie the Cow. Yes, she works for the competitor (Borden's). But she's so cute I had to take her picture. But we never did figure out why she has a chain and a lock wrapped around her head.....
The biggest draw at the petting zoo was this red kangaroo with a baby joey sticking out of her pocket. Kinda cool, yet kinda creepy, too.
After wandering all over the midway looking for the fried Twinkies (Russ' idea - not mine), Audrey begged to ride a ride. At $5 a pop, I try to discourage it. But, it is the state fair, so I agreed to one ride. Big problem - she won't ride alone. Since I was the one who HADN'T just eaten the fried Twinkie, I was elected. As they strapped us in, I leaned over to Audrey and whispered in her ear....."Does this not show you how much I love you?". The ride was okay with a minimum of motion sickness. Thank goodness she settled for one ride.
Here's a shot of the world's largest pig - over 1100 pounds. I guess he ate too many fried Twinkies.