Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday - Birthday Week, The State Fair, and Fall





Birthday Tuesday October 8th. Yep - getting older.  But wiser. I knew I didn't want to go to work. Neither did Ray on J Day.  So we put in for vacation and headed to the Great State Fair of Texas. 

Go big or go home - that's the TX motto and I love this fair. It's truly bigger, bolder, better, badder, than any one on the planet.   We started with the very cool chainsaw carver. The man is amazing with a design in 30 minutes.

Then there are art sculptures, a fake Big Tex (and little me), an exhibit at the Hall of State about Texas Cinema - yes, we had to pose with ol' Hank Hill.

Throw in a bird show, creative arts building, auto show, huge Ferris Wheel, Fletcher's Corny Dogs, Dairy/Ag building, music, stunt bike/skateboard/scooter show, and stunt dogs. Whew!

And for a fried finale - the Fla-Mango - 2019 award winning dessert.  Mango deep fried in a light batter with a side of mango/berry sorbet, and a dollop of whipped cream.

9 hours. Over 10K steps. Calories - hey, it's my birthday - who's counting?  Gosh, I love fall and October.


9 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the birthday ... but fun to see what you managed to get around to see ... over 10k steps and 9 hours ... and yes - just enjoy whatever food you feel like - cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks. You'd enjoy this fair. They have history exhibits, crafts, and animal stuff - something for everyone. It's quite grand.

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  2. Happy birthday! Sure a fine amount of steps indeed. Those chainsaw carvers really know how to carve away.

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    1. He definitely had a vision of what he saw in the world. Quite a skill

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  3. Happy Birthday, Joanne! (Sorry to be a day late, but you must keep celebrating.) I like your style. It's hard to tell which is Ray, which is the King of the Hill guy. =)

    Cheers to you for a fabulous Birthday week and year.

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    1. funny. You should see Ray's dad. He really looks like Hank. Mike Judge must know him. Ha
      I'm having a fun birthday month...keep celebrating. Chocolate!

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  4. That sounds like an awesome fair, and a great way to celebrate your birthday. It's been a long time since we've been to a fair, but I remember going to the state fair in MD with a boyfriend (not Smarticus... shhhh!) when I was a teenager and watching a baby chick peck its way out of a shell. Silly, really, but I watched for a long time and cried when it finally made it out. (Yep! Once a softie, always a softie...)

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  5. The fair looks like it was so much fun. Hope you had a great birthday!

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