Monday, October 17, 2011

Football, the Fair, and Friends

Our weekend was busy but fun!  On Friday evening we went to Studio Movie Grill for the first time and saw the "Ides of March."  It was entertaining, but not something I'd really care to see again.  The food at SMG was also sub-par...this is now sounding like an awful night.  It really was a fun date night and a good way to end the week! 

Saturday morning we made our very first pilgrimage to the Texas State Fair with our friends Ben and Rebecca.  It sure was a sight to see.  I have heard about the VARIETY of fried food (fried butter, y'all) but it was an experience.  Austin was in hog heaven and managed to find a booth selling "buffalo chicken in a flapjack" at 9:45am.  He had to wait for them to "heat up the grease" before he was able to enjoy this delicacy, but enjoy it he did (somehow).  It consisted of a buffalo-flavored chicken tender that was battered in jalapeno pancake batter and then deep fried.  Oh, but wait, the best part was that it came on a stick and was served with a side of syrup!  The smell of this thing alone was enough for me!


At the Cotton Bowl inside Fair Park sporting our maroon and white!  


"Big Tex"

We then made our way to the petting zoo where Austin and Ben narrowly escaped being gored by some type of gazelle.  Other highlights of the petting zoo were baby zebras, baby goats, some crazy alpacas, and a kangaroo with a joey in her pouch! 



Our next fair adventure was to try the famous Fletcher's corn dogs (missed you for this part, EmHen!).  For a corn dog, it was pretty tasty!  
 

We also walked through the car show and got educated by our car-enthusiast friends Ben and Rebecca.

Saturday afternoon was spent watching the Ags BTHO the Baylor Bears!  Whoop!  The "Battle of the Brazos" is no more with our move to the SEC, so it was good to go out on a high note.  Oh how I wish I could've been at Kyle Field to do the S-E-C chant with 87,000 other Aggies on Saturday!

Saturday night we went to a get together with some friends from church and had some delicious brisket, ribs, and s'mores.  We also were so excited to watch the Rangers win the ALCS and advance to the World Series!  I heard on the radio this morning that this is the first time ever that the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and World Series will all be held in one city in the same calendar year.  Exciting times in the big D!

On Sunday, we were excited to have one of my best friends Katey and her fiance Casey come to Sunday school and church with us!  We had another great Sunday at FBCD. After church we made a stop at Jos. A. Bank for Austin to shop with a birthday gift card.  He ended up with several new things that are now on top of my ironing pile...  Speaking of ironing, I have GOT to actually go do some today before Austin gets home!

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