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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:19 am

I dropped in to the Hall of State to visit our old pals. Here's Houston, looking wise.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:20 am

Here's Travis, looking resolute.

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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:23 am

Still no Bowie. Oh, but Thomas Rusk is there. THOMAS RUSK!!
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:25 am

The Celtic rock band The Killdares plays five shows a day every day for the 21-
day run of the fair. Here's my favorite fiddle player, Roberta Rast.

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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:28 am

As the Killdares were playing, a bunch of little kids were running around and/or rocking out on the nearby lawn. I put together a brief montage of these two, who were especially cute:

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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:29 am

That's kind of it for today. I'll be back to get more photos again.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:10 am

K Hale wrote:As the Killdares were playing, a bunch of little kids were running around and/or rocking out on the nearby lawn. I put together a brief montage of these two, who were especially cute:

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LOL

AWWWW. Poor girl! :cry:
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:11 am

K Hale wrote:The Celtic rock band The Killdares plays five shows a day every day for the 21-day
run of the fair. Here's my favorite fiddle player, Roberta Rast.

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Mmmm. I agree. ;) :oops:
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Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:12 am

RLC-GTT wrote:
K Hale wrote:As the Killdares were playing, a bunch of little kids were running around and/or rocking out on the nearby lawn. I put together a brief montage of these two, who were especially cute:

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LOL

AWWWW. Poor girl! :cry:

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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:12 am

K Hale wrote:Here's Travis, looking resolute.

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Um.... So where's Jim?
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:15 am

RLC-GTT wrote:
K Hale wrote:Here's Travis, looking resolute.

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Um.... So where's Jim?

Yeah, about that..........
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:16 am

K Hale wrote:The Texas Star ferris wheel, and the giant gator & croc exhibit.

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I'm afraid with the Dallas Ferris Wheel, I'd throw up if it stopped with me on the top. :lol: Guys, I'm a mess when it comes to park rides -- unless it's a train.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:18 am

I used to be able to see that ferris wheel all the way from Big-D, Texas, when I worked there. That was the fast-foods western town 16 miles S.E. of downtown, just outside of Ferris, TX (no relation).
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:20 am

Oh by the way. The Vertigo ride, the source of my purple sneaker photo, has been redesigned and taken over by a company from Holland. They even employ Dutch guys to run it. Now it's called the Stratosphere. Can't say I like the new seats; they are molded plastic and feel slippery. Also, the bar that holds you in is held shut magnetically, not mechanically, and can be released by the operator in the booth, causing it to spring open. So, it's a little scarier than it used to be. It also makes these weird clanking noises now... :shock:
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:21 am

K Hale wrote:HOWW DEE FOLKS! Messing around with filters here.

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Big Tex looks older than I remember. :lol: And his head looks like its on the wrong spot. Must be all those steroids they have pumped into his chest.

I really like your filter work, Kristi. Moody.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:22 am

RLC-GTT wrote:
K Hale wrote:HOWW DEE FOLKS! Messing around with filters here.

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Big Tex looks older than I remember. :lol: And his head looks like its on the wrong spot.

It's because his chest is about 10 feet ahead of his face.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby wconly on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:23 am

RLC-GTT wrote:
K Hale wrote:The Texas Star ferris wheel, and the giant gator & croc exhibit.

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I'm afraid with the Dallas Ferris Wheel, I'd throw up if it stopped with me on the top. :lol: Guys, I'm a mess when it comes to park rides -- unless it's a train.

Now, this is where we are different, my friend. I would be 'up there' trying to decide how to climb down without killing myself and then, upon completion of the task -- then throw up :lol: ! W>
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:24 am

K Hale wrote:There are plenty of fry in the sea.

Ooooo, baaaad!
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:24 am

The giant ferris wheel is not that bad. It goes extremely slowly, and you just sit there in the little cage.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:26 am

K Hale wrote:The giant ferris wheel is not that bad. It goes extremely slowly, and you just sit there in the little cage.

O.K. then, I would have probably had a panic attack from being "penned up."
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:29 am

RLC-GTT wrote:
K Hale wrote:The giant ferris wheel is not that bad. It goes extremely slowly, and you just sit there in the little cage.

O.K. then, I would have probably had a panic attack from being "penned up."

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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:30 am

K Hale wrote:
RLC-GTT wrote:Big Tex looks older than I remember. :lol: And his head looks like its on the wrong spot.

It's because his chest is about 10 feet ahead of his face.

So.... a Bigger Tex came along and gave him a good strong punch in the nose. I knew it was bound to happen. ;)
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:34 am

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What is that tower, Kristi? I don't remember it at all. Looks like the San Jacinto Monument with wings.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:36 am

K Hale wrote:This shot of Espada won the Buildings/Monuments/Architecture class.

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I like this.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:37 am

Kristi, how about posting the two photos that you entered. I think they are first-rate.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:44 am

What a great montage!

Hey, your Ferris Wheel's bigger than the one at the Comal County Fairgrounds in New Braunfels.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby Seguin on Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:03 am

Well, it closed recently, but it was a history museum focused on the accomplishments of women. Unfortunately it was not getting enough attendance.


That´s too bad. It sounds like a great idea for a museum.

The Texas Star ferris wheel, and the giant gator & croc exhibit.


I wonder what that giant gator & croc exhibit was about. I´ll bet the kids loved it.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:23 pm

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What is that tower, Kristi? I don't remember it at all. Looks like the San Jacinto Monument with wings.

I think it's just called the Tower Building. The food court is in there, and the administrative offices.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby cc nolen on Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:37 pm

Really nice pictures!....I enjoyed the show very much :D ...even got to see some deer! :lol:
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State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:37 am

Went back to the state fair today. One of the things going on was the Glue-a-Shoe contest, where you take
a shoe or boot of any type and decorate it thematically. Puns are rampant. Here we see a Croc made into
"Davy CROCkett."

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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:38 am

Cutest calf EVER. This year's edition of Beauregard from the Borden display.

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Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:40 am

And here's Elsie (she is an actress, and not Beauregard's real mom).

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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:41 am

It was cold today. Check out this weird sky.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:19 am

K Hale wrote:And here's Elsie (she is an actress, and not Beauregard's real mom).

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Do you recall that the original Borden -- the inventor of the condensed milk process -- was Gail Borden, who was a sometime-partner of William Barret Travis in San Felipe de Austin. He was a surveyer for Steven F. Austin and later founded and operated the Telegraph and Texas Register, newspaper of the Texas Revolution. Santa Anna ordered his press dumped in Buffalo Bayou shortly before the Battle of San Jacinto. If I remember correctly, Travis even sold him a cow. It always made me wonder if its name were Elsie. ;)
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:26 am

RLC-GTT wrote:
K Hale wrote:And here's Elsie (she is an actress, and not Beauregard's real mom).

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Do you recall that the original Borden -- the inventor of the condensed milk process -- was Gail Borden, who was a sometime-partner of William Barret Travis in San Felipe de Austin. He was a surveyer for Steven F. Austin and later founded and operated the Telegraph and Texas Register, newspaper of the Texas Revolution. Santa Anna ordered his press dumped in Buffalo Bayou shortly before the Battle of San Jacinto. If I remember correctly, Travis even sold him a cow. It always made me wonder if its name were Elsie. ;)

I did not know these things before reading Gates of the Alamo. There's a scene where Joe eats (or tries to eat) one of Borden's meat biscuits, and it's mentioned that Borden has also invented a process for taking the water out of milk. I looked him up from there. I was amused because I had always assumed Gail Borden was female...
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:44 am

Great looking calf photo! It's as though it was posing for you.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby Seguin on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:29 pm

Great calf and cow pics! I love the glue a shoe contest. What a funny idea. :D
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:09 pm

K Hale wrote:
RLC-GTT wrote:
K Hale wrote:And here's Elsie (she is an actress, and not Beauregard's real mom).

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Do you recall that the original Borden -- the inventor of the condensed milk process -- was Gail Borden, who was a sometime-partner of William Barret Travis in San Felipe de Austin. He was a surveyer for Steven F. Austin and later founded and operated the Telegraph and Texas Register, newspaper of the Texas Revolution. Santa Anna ordered his press dumped in Buffalo Bayou shortly before the Battle of San Jacinto. If I remember correctly, Travis even sold him a cow. It always made me wonder if its name were Elsie. ;)

I did not know these things before reading Gates of the Alamo. There's a scene where Joe eats (or tries to eat) one of Borden's meat biscuits, and it's mentioned that Borden has also invented a process for taking the water out of milk. I looked him up from there. I was amused because I had always assumed Gail Borden was female...

There was a big article on Gail Borden and his contributions to inventions in Smithsonian Magazine ten or so years ago, but it mentioned nothing about his Texas connection -- a major part of his life and passion. I sent them a letter to describe his involvement with Austin, Travis and the Texas Revolution, and they published it in their a letters to the editor's column the following issue.
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:02 pm

Very cool!
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Re: State Fair of Texas in Dallas

Postby K Hale on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:36 am

Here's another photo from the State Fair. They had one of those old
time photo vendors there, so I donned Victorian garb and went for it.
Was going to put this in "Show Us What You Look Like," but couldn't
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