Tuesday, October 5, 2010
2010 State Fair of Texas
Jim and I went to Dallas for the State Fair this past weekend. The traffic to the fair was very heavy. We ended up getting there around 11 AM. The handicap parking was as far away from the fair's center as possible. (Why do they do that?)
Luckily, I had my scooter with me.
We went to so many attractions - the crafts building, food and fiber building, food stuff building, pig races, women's museum, gardens, Big Tex. Of course, we had to try the special cuisine of the fair - fried beer and fried butter. The fried beer was just horrible. We didn't get to see how they made it. It came in little ravioli sized pieces with liquid beer in the center, served with cheese sauce. It tasted like old yeast. I had to grab a diet coke to get rid of the taste.
The fried butter was messy but tasty. If you popped the whole piece in your mouth, the butter didn't squirt out all over your clothes.
We ended up staying for the light show at night. I wish we could have walked around the midway. It was just too crowded to take the scooter.
The highlight of our fair experience was coming on to the bird show just as it was ending. We were able to get our portrait made with a huge owl.