Last weekend my parents came to town
Thank goodness, I surely have missed them.
I bought tickets to see The Lion King for my mom's 50th birthday, and those tickets included admission to the Texas State Fair (which has been topping out to-do list as soon as we saw this year's fried food list).
The guys weren't feeling the whole fair thing, so before we braved the crowds, we stopped by the Deep Ellum Brewery for some beer samples and food truck action.
We got to try an experimental beer that I kinda loved, but I forgot the name of it.
Something about zickles or pickles.
It was a bit toasty outside for October, but the shade, cold beer, and live music made up for it.
Oh, and the bacon mac & cheese topped with BBQ brisket from OinknMoo BBQ food truck was the highlight of my life.
Mom and I took the DART train to the fair.
We were only a little bit scared.
The new Big Tex welcomed us with opened arms.
We didn't have much time to ride any of the rides, but I'm probably going to force Josh to return with me sometime this week.
Space Needle, anyone?
We are exceptionally terrible at silly faces.
It's a true talent I tell ya.
We bypassed the fried butter and ordered fried jambalaya and fried nutella (also fried frito chilli pie, but it wasn't near as photogenic as the other two.)
I blew up this picture so you can ready the menu and all of it's disgusting glory.
The Lion King was incredible and we cried.
The first time they played The Circle of Life and then the second time the played The Circle of Life.
We sat next to what I believe was the ghost of Big Tex on the train.
To fully get this joke, go here.
We capped off the best day ever with late night cupcakes from the Sprinkles ATM.
Dad's only requirement for the weekend was Whiskey Cake brunch.
As much as I love Whiskey Cake, I love spending time with these five people more than anything.
Cheers to an incredible weekend with fantastic people.
I hope yours was just as great.