Sunday, October 9, 2011

OU/Texas Weekend!

Being a student of the University of Oklahoma, I travelled down to Dallas, Texas this weekend with my roommate for the notorious OU/Texas football game. Although we did not have any kitchen adventures, we had plenty of other adventures together in the city.
David Boren, the president of the university, always cancels Friday classes so it is highly encouraged for students to head down and support our beloved football team. Unfortunately my roommate and I did not attend the game, but we did take this opportunity to travel down to Texas on Thursday evening.
 On Friday, the fun began. We visited Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and the Louis Tussaud's Wax Museum. The exhibits were incredibly entertaining and we posed with numerous celebrities, public figures, and gawked at unbelievable objects.
Part of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Popcorn art.. how neat!

Abraham Lincoln's log cabin, constructed with pennies!

The wax museum! Hundreds of celebrities, famous figures, scenes from movies, and so much more!

Saturday was the day of the big game and even though we did not have tickets to the game, we went off to the Texas State Fair. There was a smorgasbord of fried foods that I don’t think could ever be found anywhere else. 
Fletcher’s famous corndogs were there and traditional fair food, but there were many foods unique to the fair. Fried cheesecake, fried alligator, fried salsa, fried bubble gum, fried butter, fried frozen margarita, fried chicken skin, the list is literally endless. During my time at the fair, I partook in eating deep fried snickers and fried brownies and had a little bit of a corndog. I would have loved to have had more but food was not the only thing to look at during the fair.

Hello, fried Snickers!

 There was a car show and many exhibits where retailers came to sell their things. We checked out one of these buildings and saw the 2011 State Fair Butter Statue - a woman and a bull! There was more to the scene but I couldn't get it all in my camera, but there was also a sign and a little girl on the other side.

2011 Butter Statue!
Of course it's not a fair without the rides and the games, but since we're in Texas, of course there was a petting zoo! Now this was not just any ordinary petting zoo, it had a bunch of exotic animals as well! Zebras, ostriches, emus, camels, kangaroos, camels, llamas, alpacas, and more! Along with these of course were the traditional cows, goats, horses and pigs as well. There were so many baby animals there too, and we could pet them all! It was really great!

Zebras at the petting zoo!

The shows they had at the fair were a lot of fun as well. We went to a dog show and I had been to the BMX biking show before, but my favorite was the pig racing. The little pigs were so adorable and they would all race around the track to get the ultimate reward for a pig: an oreo cookie.

The fair was a lot of fun, but unfortunately we soon had to leave. My visit to Texas was a success, as was the game. I'm sure you all know that we demolished Texas, that's definitely a plus!

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