Golly gee, I hate to leave out a single detail of our trip for the 10 of you reading about it...
Our original plan was to drive from Round Top to Houston then back to Dallas, making a giant triangle. But, locals told us there really wasn't much in Houston except traffic so we headed the advice and just went back to Dallas. By this point to, the oh-so-comfy bed in the rv wasn't so great anymore and we were sick of being tourists.
Conveniently, the almost halfway point back to Dallas was the Czech Bakery...remember those kaloches? Matt went back for that warmed cherry cream cheese masterpiece, while I decided to venture out and try the chocolate cupcake.
Ok, so here it was Friday, our last full day in Texas. Again, my own personal trip advisor, Anna Beth, had tipped us that the Texas State Fair opened on Friday.
I knew then that this was on my to-do list. Having been a 4-Her for 11 years, going to the state fair was just something you did. Matt on the other hand had only been to the fair once, and that was just to go to a concert. So Texas State Fair, here we come!
Two great things happened: (1) It was opening day. (2) It was about 15 degrees cooler!! We got to the fair around 11am...after being led to 3 different gates to park because the parking attendants didn't know where to park rvs on day one. The gondolas were the first thing we saw.
We figured it would be cool to ride above the fairgrounds first to take in all the sights before walking.
2 minutes. Ride is over. It only goes over the carnival. Boo!
So we walked to the main entrance--we had to see the historic landmark, Big Tex.
Check! And right in front of Big Tex, a large crowd was gathered. We quickly realized it was the line for "the original corn dog".
We took in it all: the enormous car show, the butter cow,