We had a wonderful time with family at the Texas State Fair last week when it opened. Since we were there on the first day, it was clean and neat and we really enjoyed it. It was also a bit rainy so it was a tad less crowded than it might otherwise have been.
We visited the greenhouse with the trains that wind through Texas sites. We saw the giant pumpkins.
The girls rode the beautiful carousel.
We visited Big Tex.
We saw all the arts and crafts, from lovely quilts to amazing cross-stitching to fun collections of antiques and uniques. We got to see the 500 pound butter sculpture and visited the marketplace where we admired all of the Texas products.
We ate corny dogs (a State Fair tradition) and visited the textiles building. The girls rode the super slide. We visited the Texas Discovery Gardens to see the butterflies.
And, of course, we all rode the Texas Star, the highest ferris wheel in the western hemisphere. All in all, a day of joy and fun.