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Friday Five, Texas State Fair Edition

This is me at the auto show at last year's Fair.

This is me at the auto show at last year’s Fair.  I don’t even look like this anymore!

This weekend, my husband and I are going to brave the State Fair.  We happen to live not terribly far from the fairgrounds, so getting to the fair is pretty easy–we just hop the train and in about an hour, it drops us off at the entrance to the Fair, so we don’t pay to park. This year, we decided that we are going to see the car shows, some livestock, the pig races (!) and the Lucha Libre exhibit, among other things.  There is an awful lot to see and do, and the best part really is the people watching:  it is PRIME.

Because our school districts get free tickets from the Fair’s sponsors for teachers, we have our admission taken care of.  Pretty sweet deal, really.  So all we have to worry about paying for is food and drink, games if we want to play, and souvenirs if we want them.  We generally avoid the games–they’re a racket, and who wants a 5 foot long banana with dreads as a prize anyway?   We never buy souvenirs…we have no need for them.  If we buy anything, it’s food and water since we don’t feel like carrying our own in.

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