Thursday, September 30, 2010


The Styles Family decided to go to the BIGGEST STATE FAIR IN THE USA. Oprah came, and had a great time with Gale King, and Nate Berkus to name a few. We missed it last year, so made it a point to go on half off Tuesday. With a Dr. Pepper can you get in for only $3, and all rides are 5 tickets which was GREAT. We saved a lot with two kids. 20 tickets is $10. You can eat and ride the rides with the tickets only. We arrived at around 6pm. The weather was perfecto, and ready for us. We didn't tell the kids we were going. We tried to surprise them. My daughter saw that I had brought my camera, and once we hit South Dallas, she knew something was up. She shouted “Are we going to the fair", “Mama doesn't just bring her camera for nothing”…Good girl. I teach her to be observant, and she was on her came even though she talked on that damn cell phone the whole way there, as her brother sang in her ear, and irritated her until she reacted. But as you see. They love each other, its only them. And if one rides a ride. The other rides the ride. So here are a few pictures of our day.


DSC_0649 DSC_0650 DSC_0653  First ride…I rode this ride when I was a kidfair1  fair7 DSC_0660  fair2

Daddy speak from afar with a watchful eye.. DSC_0678 DSC_0680She really didn’t want to ride this. We ate ROTEL DIP before we left. fair3  Ohh the fun though. And she held her food downfair4  The love bug. Plays good music, and goes real fast.DSC_0697 She sure does look calm…

fair5  Not for long baby girl..

fair6 We do it BIG in TEXAS. Fry every damn thang! DSC_0715 DSC_0716 DSC_0719 DSC_0720  Emmm. Fried ICE CREAM. This was actually GOOD. #DAMN


DSC_0726 DSC_0734DSC_0742   If you don’t eat a FLECTHERS CORNY DOG, you didn’t go to the fair jack!


They stand and think about getting on this questionable ride?  


Not sure if he is happy about this? That smile looks forced.    DSC_0756


They ran off that bad boy.. 



As they ride. I see more fried goodness…yep fried Snickers, and Oreos


  Second time on the ride..back to back ride




That baby didn’t feel good after that second time on that ride





And we are out. It was light when we came, and dark when we left.

The Texas –vs- OU Game will be held there Saturday. My hubby is the biggest OU FAN there is (as seen on his shirt) and will watch the game all day, talk trash on the phone, and then tell me about it once its over. He even started talking to a lady at the fair that spotted his shirt.

Overall we had a great time!





Kwana said...

I love trips to the fair with the family. What a great time all that fried. Wow!

Tiffany said...

Fellow Texan here! I love the fair and will be going very soon! Your pictures have got me pumped! And yes, a fletcher's corn dog is a must!

1x1000 said...

Great pics! I will be headed to the Greatest Fair in the USA on NEXT Friday! Celebrating my BDay! This will be only my 2nd trip to the fair; the last time I went (2 yrs ago) was on Dr. Pepper Tuesday also!! My father was visiting from Ohio and we went together! Big fun! We rode the train from Funkytown and back. As a Ohio Native going to the State Fair in October was different but understandable because of the HEAT! Glad you and family had a great time!

Sing said...

Thanks for sharing your family pics with us. Looks like fun times. I had a chance to go a couple years ago while visiting my friend. It was a great experience every American should have.

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

Yay, these pictures made me feel like I was there! Great images, Tam. We went to the fair last summer in Myrtle Beach. It was my first encounter with the Fried Oreos. They were so rich, I could only eat one. As for the rides, the teacups had me about to chuck my lunch. Can't seem to ride all the rides after having the babies. The nausea comes quick!

Mrs. Chic said...

The pics looks really good - reminds me of the CA State Fair, everything is fried: Twinkies, corn dogs, sinkers and way more then can remember!

Looks like a blast

My @ said...

Girl, what is fried butter?

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Mmmmmm I looove fair food. But, what the heck is fried coke?? And
Fried butter? Yikes.

At the San Diego Co fair they try & top the crazy food each year. I've seen fried mac n cheese on a stick (they went as good as I hoped), fried avacado on a stick and fried hard boiled eggs (you guessed it) on a stick.

thatgirldina said...

Hi Tam,
I'm a very long time lurker and have never posted, but I came out of hiding because I wanted to tell you what a beautiful family you have. Thank you for sharing your photos with all of can feel the love coming through them. It looks like you had a blast!

Deliciously Organized said...

Oh my goodness those caramel apples look divine!

Brooke said...

This is looks like a lot of fun! And just when I thought Six Flags was the place to be!
Family time is the best time!

Kiran said...

Awww! Looks like you are the family to hang with. It looked like so much fun...Thanks for sharing! ~ xx KC

Dhalia said...

Awww...looks like you all had a blast. Nothing like family days!! Thanks for sharing these pics.

traci zeller designs said...

What fun!! Just liked you on Facebook, too!

leggsnshoes said...

FRIED SNICKERS? If I can't google the recipe, um can you send a sister one? That sounds like HEAVEN.

Bohemian Gal said...

Fun times with fave! Thanks for sharing!

Lorrie said...

What great pics and thanks for sharing some fun family time! It's great to see your family in action...and Fried butter? Was that just a sign? No wonder my size 18 body fits right in in Texas....too much frying going on! Nothing is fried here but potatoes! Blessings

TamStyles said...

Love these comments. The fried butter is a piece of butter wrapped in dough, and fried. They then sprinkle it with whatever you like. they also had fried frito pie and fried salad...

Kay* said...

LOL the fried butter!!!!! and fried oreos...and, well, fried everything!

Can I just say that I just absolutely love seeing a dad with his kids - especially a black dad with his son - makes my heart melt. You have a beautiful family girl. And in one of the pics your girl looks just like you! Love that you're capturing all these moments for them - they'll be so grateful to have these years from now.

(hope no one takes my comment out of context....)

TamStyles said...

@kay thanks for those words. you are to kind. i appreciate those words..and so should the world. it is what it is. there is life outside of blogs...and many dont have them so i hear you. he is the best dad...and to have had a mom that was his mother and father (to 10 kids) just makes me smile. she raised a damn good man.....ok, know you got me all snuffy.

HapiMommy said...

Looks like you all had a blast! We went of Wednesday. Didn't realize they had that much fried!

Angela said...

Wow. I didn't know you could fry butter. LOL!

You guys had a blast! Now you've convinced me to tell hubby to take me to the fair today.

Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw the first picture, I recognized the Cotton Bowl. My husband is a HUGE OU Fan ... We weren't able to go to the game this year, so we watched it on tv which was almost as stressful as being there this year! Anyway, thanks for sharing your pictures. Between watching the game and viewing your pix, i almost feel like I was there this year!

Stylishly yours,

Chay Chay said...

OMG....girl, i love ALL the pictures, the fair is THE BEST! Fletcher's corny dog, FIRST thing I eat EVERY TIME I FIRST step foot in the fair, LOL! And the Love Bug and the Boat are the BEST rides, RIGHT next to each other...I hate that I didn't get to try the Fried Butter, I heard SO MUCH about it. I had the Fried Honey Bun, the Fried Twinkie, and the Fried Banana Pudding which was DELISH! I did my blog on the fair last night, and it was SO MUCH fun doing it LOL!