Fun At The Fair – The State Fair Of Texas

Texas Star Ferris Wheel at the State Fair of Texas
Texas Star Ferris Wheel at the State Fair of Texas

At last I was able to go to the State Fair of Texas for the very first time.  And I can say it was a great experience.  Since my arrival here in Texas, I haven’t been to the State Fair until last Thursday.  But I did not go alone.  My daughter and I, together with my cousin Em and her two little girls, went to the Fair last Thursday.  It was actually an adventure for all of us because it was our first time to go to the Texas State Fair in Dallas.

The night before the trip, my dear husband helped me plan the trip to the State Fair.  He suggested that we take the train to the Fair.  I looked at the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) train schedules online and, after a very long time of confusion, figured out how to get there.  I will tell you more about our train ride on my next blog post.

a-people in line buying tickets
Buying tickets at the Fair. 🙂

So we arrived at the Fair around noon last Thursday.  I already had two adult tickets which I bought from an online garage sale on Facebook.  Had a good savings on that.  For the kids’ tickets, we brought canned goods for donation and we only paid $6.00 per ticket for each child.  Great savings on that as well.  As soon as we entered the gate at the Fair, the adventure began.  🙂

The Big Tex
Big Tex

The little ones wanted to see Big Tex.  They were amazed because he’s so huge!  Giant.  That’s what my DD said.

Visiting Dallas Arboretum Soon

Hello September!  Oh dear.  Where did the days go?  It’s almost Holiday season again. I don’t know about you but it always gives me the cheer when BER months start.  No, I am not excited about Christmas to come soon.  Not yet. I am cheerful about is the cooler temperature.  And when November comes, then I will start getting excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas.

September is still low season in travel.  You can still find cheap flights to your vacation destination this Fall.  We are supposed to be going on a long vacation next month.  But plans have changed and the vacation is moved to next year.  Hopefully we will be able to go in April.

It’s getting cooler in the mornings as Fall is approaching.  We are think of visiting the Dallas Arboretum in a few weeks.  My cousin and I have been talking about this trip to the Arboretum, and we’re looking forward to go for it.  We would love to for the kids to see the big pumpkin patch there and the beautiful colorful gardens.

How about you? Are you excited it’s the BER month already?  Do have travel plans in the Fall?  Are there festivals you are excited to go to?