Visiting with my parents, grandparents, cousins...the memories reach far into my childhood. There were many years that I didn't get to attend. Time or money always played a part as my kids were growing up. But this is the fourth year in a row that I've gone.
I love capturing part of the atmosphere generated by the crowds and especially the wonder of kids. People excited, standing in line, the Midway, listening to people who are seeing BIG TEX for the first time.
Everything about the fair makes my mind want to write, capturing real people and their reactions.
I had the big camera hanging around my neck and my phone in my hands...so much fun, it's hard limiting the number of pictures I've chosen for today.
what midway is complete
without a man with no pants....
Thing 1, Thing 2,
Thing 3, Thing 4
Aren't they a cute family?
Good sports, letting me take their picture.
CHICKEN FRIED BACON
Yes, it's as good as it sounds.
I think Tim's eyes rolled back in his head.
A wonderful break from the heat.
Loved the pumpkin painting and carving.
Trains are always fun, the plants almost came alive...
THE TEXAS STAR
THE TEXAS STAR was added for the Texas Sesquicentennial ... Now a Texas Landmark.
|The Texas Star, 1986 permanent addition|
BIRTHDAY MONTH GIVEAWAY
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Thanks for taking a look at my pictures. More of our FAIR DAY is coming up on A Picture A Day. Do you visit your State Fair? What's your favorite part?