“This is the last lengthy road trip I’m taking this year.”

This was the immediate thought I had when my alarm sounded off at 6AM on my OFF day. We were headed back to Texas to show our alumni pride for Southern University. We last visited Dallas Labor Day weekend for a battle of the bands event, my brother drove out here for Homecoming, and we were headed back for the State Fair Football Showdown during the Texas State Fair.

This was my first time watching the entire football game, usually I only attend the half-time shows, or I watch the games on television. I’ve never been a big fan of football, but I definitely enjoyed being the presence of my fellow jaguars! The band was absolutely AMAZING — even after the game ended (Southern took the W), the crowd (myself included) stuck around to hear the band play.

“Excuse me, Sorry.”

The fair had entirely too many people for my liking. I am easily annoyed when there are swarms of people in tight, congested spaces. There was an instance where we were trying to move forward and we were all stuck for about a minute. There was a lady pushing a stroller who I felt purposely hit my son with it to make him get out of the way instead of saying “Excuse Me.” And instead of snatching her soul out of her body in an instant, I gave her a split second to apologize, which she did.. perhaps with genuine concern. :rolls eyes: I hated the fact that I couldn’t really be present because my concentration was solely on keeping an eye on the kids. The food was just OK although in previous years, I remember it being much more orgasmic.


Memories, nonetheless.

I haven’t had much of an opportunity to travel as I would like due to financial goals, work acclimation, and my thesis. Therefore, road trips have provided some relief when I experience bouts of wanderlust. I enjoyed being with family. I enjoyed the laughs, the experience, the time spent. My kids are easily my favorite little people to tackle the roads with.

Happy Festival & Football Season!

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  1. Kay

    October 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I usually don’t sit through a whole game myself. The nets game I was fidgety and lost interest real quick. lol
    Your state fair pictures had me jealous. I wasn’t aware you were on a road trip when I viewed your Insta posts. I am planning another road trip now. I’m still in my feelings about the deep fried brownies. I really need to stay a little longer in the south.I don’t think I’ve gotten a real southern experience.

    1. Rae

      October 23, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      The brownie was just OK. Good, but nothing to call home about. I fried oreos are usually bomb, but since I’ve had those before, I decided to try the fried Snickers. It was entirely TOOOOOOO sweet.

      And yes, you definitely need to stay just a little longer in the south — especially during festival/football season. The weather is perfect.

  2. Amanda Nicole

    February 18, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Saddens me a little to see the state fair because it reminds me that I’m not moving to Texas as I had wanted to. Things happen within time. I’d like to visit the state fair this year, I’m sure I can make that happen. Glad that you were able to enjoy the trip nonetheless. Texas will always have a place in my heart.

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