Friday, October 3, 2008

The State Fair of Texas

Big Tex Welcoming One and All to the Great State Fair of Texas

Earlier I posted some photos from the Indiana State Fair, which happens in August. The State Fair of Texas opened one week ago today, last Friday. S is a State Fair addict - he loves to go as many times as possible. At work, at least the last couple of years, we've gotten a half day team building day to go to the fair. It's been great fun. These photos were taken at last year's fair. I'll take some this year too each time we go. But, I thought I'd post some in homage so to speak, to get you in the FAIR mood, now. As you will be able to see, the day I took these, it was a bit overcast. So far this year, the fair has had sunny weather without a cloud in site.

The new ride last year was the TEXAS SKYWAY. The photos below were taken from that ride.

First, we have the requisite warning and scary illustration. I love these.

This is an overall view of the Midway area from the Skyway.

Through the window where you can read TEXAS backwards, a view one of the other Skyway capsules, and of the Cotton Bowl.

And, a close up of the Texas Star Ferris Wheel from the back side through the safety grate on the Skyway.

I hope if you're in Texas you make it to the fair for some yummy fair food and a walk through the exhibits. If you're not close by, check back here in a week or so for some highlights of this year's visits.

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