Sunday, October 19, 2008

Texas State Fair 2008

So Saturday morning we headed over to Dallas for the Texas State Fair. It was a beautiful day and I was able to wear my new sunglasses most of the time. First thing we did was head over to the baby animal barn. The animals still were kind of sleepy and sloth-like. Check out the photo of the baby camel. It just kept stretching its head back like it was trying curl back on itself. We got to pet a zebra (which later ate its own poop) and an alpaca, which was sooooo soft!
After the barn we went for some fried foods. We started off with "fire and ice." It was supposed to be fried pineapple chunks with liquid-nitrogen-frozen banana whipped cream and strawberry sauce topping. We didn't get the special whipped cream and the strawberries in the red goo sauce were frozen. The pineapple (fried) part was yummy though. The second fried delicacy we tried was fried snickers. It was really fresh --we watched the guy batter and fry it. I liked the ooey-gooey-ess of the chocolate and caramel, but the peanuts detracted from the melty experience. We started to get the gollywobs, so we had some pizza. We went through the arts and crafts exhibit hall and the agricutural hall--mainly to get free ice cream. Oh, our last fried delight was the fried guacamole. It was every bit as good as last year. Creamy mostly-avocado guac ball with a crispy, spicy, fried coating. Mmmmm good. We are going to get that every year from now on!
We heard some bagpipes and drums and checked out the car shows. At the end we stopped to watch a stunt show. It was so lame! We rushed home to get ready for Laura and Jason's wedding. I'll post some photos from that tomorrow.

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