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Funnel cakes and such

22 Nov

My last blog about Post Oak Mall reminded me about the carnivals that come to town ever-so-often and set-up camp in the mall parking lot. Cade and I attended one of the carnivals a couple of months ago. We wanted a funnel cake and what better place to go? We stopped by the carnival, walked around a bit, ate a huge funnel cake and called it a night. I don’t ride carnival rides, because my mom would never allow me to as a child. But, the atmosphere is still fun, even without riding the rides that may or may not have been constructed in an hour. When the carnival comes to town and you’re not busy, go out and enjoy yourself a funnel cake.

Ren Fest!

9 Nov

I’m back… and this time full-throttle…hopefully! This past weekend, Cade and I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, Texas (about 45 minutes from College Station). It was the first time for both of us to go, and I must say, it was interesting. Actually, we had a really great time watching all of the shows and the people…which is an entirely different discussion in itself. You should know by now how much I like to watch people, and boy were there people to watch.

The prices are reasonable ($23 for adults) for an entire days worth of entertainment. The food was kind of pricey, but that’s to be expected at a venue like that. I suggest trying the fried mushrooms, they were great! All of the shows that we saw were good, but I would recommend The Ded Bob Show for sure. The jousting and fire whip show were neat too. The atmosphere is a lot of fun, if you get into it. The more you get into the theme, the more fun you will have.

Be aware though that you’ll be walking on dirt, so I wouldn’t wear nice shoes. And, if you have allergies, you may want to watch out for those too (it’s in a forest-like atmosphere). While I am handing out cautions, I should also remind you to look at the row number that you park on. Don’t be like Cade and I and have to walk down 5 different rows to find our car, because we were too overcome with excitement to look at the row number when we parked.

If you’re looking for more information, directions, prices, etc. visit www.texrenfest.com. The festival will be open for 3 more weekends, each with a different theme. Check out there website for more information.

A fair for all

12 Oct

Because I’ve been interning at the State Fair of Texas the past couple of days, I’ve decided to talk a little bit about the fair. I know that the State Fair isn’t right down the road, but you’d be surprised at the people that travel long distances to see what it has to offer. Whether you’re in the Dallas area, or maybe next year after watching the Aggies play Arkansas, the fair is a great place to visit.

If you like fried food, you would love it here. From fried beer to fried Frito pies, if you like it, someone probably fries it. There’s also entertainment galore such as pig races and a nightly light show.

Livestock shows can be fun to watch, especially for people that have never been to them before. Watching a kid walk a pig around a ring using a whip can be entertaining for many.

If you have kids, there are lots of things for them to do. Most revolve around learning about agriculture, but these educational activities are a lot of fun.

The State Fair of Texas will be wrapping up this weekend. But don’t worry, it will be back next year… And who knows what they’ll be frying up.