Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Texas State Fair

As promised here are pictures from our trip to the Texas State Fair. We went with our friends, Bryan, Tabitha, and their son Wyatt.

The five of us had such a fun time! I posted a bunch of pictures and I think they speak for themselves. I hope you all had a great weekend too!

Jon and I ready to go to the fair! We walked down to Bryan and Tabitha's house early Saturday morning. We wanted to be able to get on the road and beat any traffic as we went into the city.

We made it in great time and actually arrived before the big crowds got there! We were thankful that we did not have to park a mile away.

Welcome to the Texas State Fair!!

We were able to attend a demonstration to watch how to milk a cow. This was not the old-fashioned way that my Dad did when he was living on a Dairy farm. From the looks of it, things have come a long ways.

Here's the milk, straight from the cow!

Big Tex, who was very large.

Me, Tabitha, and sleeping Wyatt. He needed a nap, but just wanted to be held. Poor guy was a little overwhelmed with all the people around us.

Jon and Bryan

Wyatt loves the water, so Jon took him over to the fountain to get wet.

A VERY, BIG, Ferris Wheel. I've heard that it is the largest in the Northern Hemisphere.

Bryan and Tabitha on the Ferris Wheel.

Jon, Wyatt, and I on the Ferris Wheel.

The Dallas Skyline. The view from the top of the Ferris wheel was amazing. It was so much fun.

Jon and Wyatt, just taking in the view. This was Wyatt's first fair ride!

Yes I ate some fair food. We ate some Funnel Cake Fries and a bite of the Fried Smores Poptart. Honestly, the smell of fried food was completely overwhelming and at times disgusting. We all shared these treats and they were good, but I would have been fine without them. My how things change.

The Funnel Cake Fries

On our way home we stopped at Chipotle, which was so much better than eating at the fair!


Teresa said...

We're headed to the N.C. State Fair this week. I love the agriculture halls! Good for you guys passing on most of the food, wish us luck!

Living a Changed Life said...

Good Luck Teresa! Bring lots of healthy snacks with you and eat those instead.

Marlene said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Chipotle is my favorite fast food! So yummy and guilt free! :-)

Living a Changed Life said...

Marlene - We did have fun! We are huge fans of Chipotle!!

Losing Brownies said...

You and Jon look so comfortable with a kiddo in your arms!

Glad you had a good time, and yes, Chipotle is much better than fair food.

Living a Changed Life said...

Losing Brownies - Thanks! Hopefully we will have kids someday!

Weightless said...

Looks like you had a great time! I've heard many a stories about the deep fried food at the Texas state fair.

We ate at Chipotle this weekend too ;-) YUM! I agree much better and very delicious!

Living a Changed Life said...

Weightless - We did have a great time. I am pretty sure that Texans will fry anything!

Quincy said...

The funnel cake fries looked awesome! I did the TX State Fair two years ago and ate every fried thing under the sun!

Living a Changed Life said...

Quincy - The funnel cake fries were good!

-J.Darling said...

You make me want to sign up for weight watchers, but I'm always a little uncomfortable going to meetings.

Living a Changed Life said...

J. Darling - You should sign up. I am a little uncomfortable at the meetings too. However, that does not compare to the knowledge I have gained at my meetings.

Sarah said...

Love the fair...and chopotle! Sounds like a great day.

Living a Changed Life said...

Sarah - It was so much fun!

-J.Darling said...

I guess I feel like I've been watching my weight my entire life. I know what makes me gain weight. Just keeping anything up consistantly seems impossible. I got down to the 170's in my mid 20's, but an unhealthy relationship (both in type and in eating habits - EVERYTHING he'd eat had butter, carbs, etc - He's now diabetic with averaging blood sugars in the 300s!), I'm still trying to lose those bad habits. ;)

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Dallas one was much more eventful than the Abilene one! I'm jealous!

Living a Changed Life said...

J. Darling - That is hard. Bad habits are hard to break, especially when you don't have someone there to really support you.

MrsArielHarrell - Yes. It was the one in Dallas. It was fun!


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