Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Fun

Fall for us means football games and the Fair. So fun. We went to the to the fair last week, just Casey, Indy and I and then again with my parents yesterday. So glad we did...because it's just too fun to do just once.First, we watched the dog show and went to the petting zoo.
Casey, back with his nemesis....the biting camel. They made their peace. Casey made other friends as well.
(She's cardboard, if you can't tell.) Casey especially liked talking to all the vendors...we tried lots of samples, sat in $6000 massage chairs, watched cooking demonstrations, cut wood with super shears, got one hand and one shoe washed. Indy was great. He watched and napped and was generally his sweet self, despite being schlepped all over the Fair.

Then, we went to Waco with my parents. Glorious Waco. Casey and my dad went to some Baylor Law Alumni events, and we drove around a far amount (so Indy could nap!) to visit old haunts. We even went to a Baylor game...and the Bears won! That was awesome.
And Saturday morning, we did a 5 mile trail race in Cameron Park. It was beyond insane. Seriously, I can't believe they didn't have to airlift someone (like me!) out of there with a broken ankle/leg/neck. Steep up and downhill on gravel at best, fist-sized loose rocks at worse. Oh, and steel drop-offs on the edge of very narrow trails. Running down mountain bike trails like "Vortex"...and I ain't got wheels. But we survived, and even placed, both Casey and I, 3rd place in our age groups.
We recovered in time to go back to the Fair. Another cooking demonstration and the Doberman show, but this time some new stuff as well, like the Greenhouse on the Midway. Beautiful. I loved all the exotic plants, and the trains and miniature villages.I got to see a turkey! I missed seeing one last year. He was not as pretty as I remember. Seriously, yikes!
We even saw a yolding cowgirl puppet. Who knew such a thing existed?
And of course, the parade and cotton candy and Fletcher's corny dog. It was a great Fair. Can't wait for next year. ;-)

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