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.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.