Thursday, October 9, 2008

The State Fair of Texas

"Our state fair is a great state fair,
Don't miss it, don't even be late.
It's dollars to donuts
That our state fair
Is the best state fair in our state."

~ Driving at Night from Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair

We decided to try out a big family trip to the State Fair of Texas this year and what a time we had. All in all there were 8 of us at the fair this year ~ Ryan, me, Little Miss, Little Man, Gramps, Nana, Grandpa and Meme. We all met up at my in-laws house and carpooled to the fair. We got there around 3 pm on Sunday afternoon.

Once inside, our first stop was watching the authentic Aztec dancers. The kids were fascinated and they even did a dance where they let people join in. Little Miss was game but Little Man wasn't so sure so he stayed in the stroller :)

After we left the Aztec dancers we strolled through the car show building and as we left we came across the Marine marching band. We followed the band to the marching field and took a seat in the bleachers to catch the show.

Next we hit the Birds of the World show. It was fun to see all of the birds and the kids loved being able to see them up close at the end of the show. One of the trainers asked Little Miss what her favourite bird was and of course she said the Scarlet Macaw because they are so colourful.

After that we headed over to the Midway to check out the rides! We've never let the kids ride a bunch of rides but this year they are a bit older and really wanted to ride so with the tickets purchased by the wonderful grandparents :) we let the kids ride whatever they wanted. We started off with two different car rides that the kids loved - one that they rode together that went up and down while they rode in a circle and the other that spun them around the circular track that they were on. Then they rode on the swings (which Little Miss told us was her favourite ride), followed by the very fast dragon roller coaster (Little Man LOVED this one), and we ended with the merry go round.

After the Midway rides it was time to eat! We all sat down to eat while the kids ate and danced to a local band.

Our last stop at the fair was the exotic petting zoo. We got to pet and feed a giraffe, camels, a zebra, goats, llamas, sheep, and pigs. We all had a great time doing that :)

We had such a wonderful time at the fair this year!

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