The fair is always one of my favorite days of the year. This year we went on a double date with friends and had a blast. We visited the auto show to see all the concept cars, the building showcasing all the products made in Texas, and the building featuring crafts and a giant butter sculpture. Of course, we also had to go see Big Tex and take our picture with him!
Once our friends left, Chris and I decided to go visit a few other museums. I loved the exhibit on the history of Texas, and it was fun to walk through the Taylor Swift Experience. Then, we got serious about the food. I always go for two fair classics: buttered corn and funnel cake. Chris loves to try something from the new fried food released every year. This time it was a hard choice between trying the fried jello and the barbecue-infused brisket balls. He decided to go for the brisket balls since we knew we would want funnel cake later. They were delicious!
We spent a little more time checking out some of the vendors before getting a funnel cake and heading home.
Chris and I had planned for Sunday to be a day where we got a lot of random things done around the house, but my parents spontaneously decided to have a Russian party, and one of my close friends from childhood was coming. It’s so nice to only live an hour away from my parents and get to see them more often! We had a great time chatting and watching my dad make tea from his samovar.
My parents brought home a samovar from their latest trip to Russia, and my dad has loved using it for parties. Samovars were used traditionally in the 19th century to make tea. Some of them were extremely ornate, but the one my parents brought was used as an economical way to make tea because you can use birch or pine cones to keep the fire going. It’s definitely not time efficient these days, but it’s a neat experience!
Linking up with Biana for Weekending.