State Fair of Texas

We planned a hell-bent-for-leather busy weekend having lots of fun.

First stop off the crazy train – the State Fair of Texas.

To say, “Howdy!” to BIG TEX.

And to throw down some fair food. Mmmmm!

We visited the butterfly conservatory – one of my favorite places. I took TONS of photographs and spent way too much time there. But it was amazing, and I’ll have to do a separate post on that.

Since I took too long, Jason took the girls to the exhibits and made a donation to the Sea Shepherd. We are big fans of, Whale Wars. And the girls got a tat as induction. It was ΓΌber cool.

We hit the midway next.

I wanted to spend all my money win these angry birds.

I am playing Angry Birds Rio and got HOOKED on getting to the next level. I can only imagine my addiction to “winning” at the midway game which was picking the right number from a pool of birds ducks. But I digress…

We found the Kid Way and the kids were pretty happy about that.

The big slide was pretty funny. I don’t think they realized how big it really was until they were flying down it, because the youngest looks a little scared. HA.

After the ride, she told me, “I almost got scared.”


The oldest LOVED the slide. This was her with wind-blown hair right after. Her face says it all.

We spent the entire day at the fair.

It’s such a fun event and (almost) a family tradition. We missed last year because of the wedding and our week-long hospital honeymoon. We went, but didn’t get to take the kids. We are also missing Sydney who visited earlier in the week with her boyfriend. She works weekends at Six Flags now.

The parade was just starting when we left.

We got to see them line-up and hear the Marine Corps Band.

A very spectacular display of floats and lights.

A very memorable day of family.

We said a big Texas farewell……….until next year.

So this was part of our weekend. How was yours?

25 thoughts on “State Fair of Texas

  1. You make the State Fair look like fun! πŸ™‚ I’d love to be able to take photos like that someday. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I’m glad I found your blog this morning. πŸ™‚


  2. Rach @ This Italian Family

    Looks like so much fun!! We wanted to go to the State Fair while we were in Dallas, but we didn’t make it. 😦 Maybe next year!


  3. Your State Fair looks awesome! Sounds like an amazing busy weekend. My weekend consisted of being sick and doing homework. Super jealous of your weather. OH and I so want those Angry Birds. I’ve played all the levels on Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio. Need more Angry Birds! ❀


  4. Look at that ferris wheel and that slide thing. You people gotta be nuts. I had angina pain just looking at the pictures of those frightening contraptions ! Carnival food is a real treat now and then, however.


  5. My weekend was fine thanks, but nowhere near as fun as yours.

    GREAT shots. Yeah, B looks a little scared flying down that slide. And you are right M’s face says it all. Glad you had a great weekend.


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