Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The fair is a veritable smorgasbord

Every year around September, I get a hankering for pumpkin spice lattes and the Texas State Fair. Since massive amounts of sugar preclude me from indulging in the former, I'm always trying to find a way to experience the latter. Not just any fair will do. It has to be Big Tex. This past weekend, on a trip with my sister to visit my papa in Central Texas, I was able to feast my eyes (if not my sadly restricted digestive system) on my old friend in Dallas.

I didn't ride the ferris wheel or eat anything deep fried, but I did allow myself a taste of the best root beer in the world. Yes, it probably had just as much sugar in it as the aforementioned pumpkin spice latte, but it was so worth the ache I'm still feeling from it today, 3 days later.

I am so glad that we were able to go! Have you ever been? Are you as terrified of the ferris wheel as I am? (I love roller coasters, but the ferris wheel just gives me too much time to think about how high up I am!)

Also, this print cracked me up. Reminds me of my dad.

This post is part of the Arkansas Women Bloggers BLOGtober Fest. Fair print via Fab.


  1. The ferris wheel is scary, the rocking, the slow climb and descent...but super fun too!

    1. I can't do it, I just can't. The first slow climb when you're riding a roller coaster is bad enough!

  2. I love the ferris wheel :) Still looking forward to attending a good old fashioned State Fair.

  3. I have heard wonderful things about the Texas State Fair! I love the ferris wheel - since the first time I rode with my daddy when I was a little girl. :) Rollercoasters are okay as long as there are only hills and curves -- no loops and no going backwards!!! :)

  4. I've never been to the Texas fair, but I do love ferris wheels and some (read: not too scary) rollercoasters, and all that delicious bad for you food.

  5. I love fairs. I don't care if it's the State Fair or a little county fair. As a former 4H member the fair was the be-all-end-all of our projects. Usually our fair was in August so I always associate it with summer, not fall.