Married to the Empire

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Fair Day That Wasn't

Steven took off work yesterday so that we could go to the State Fair of Texas. It's really fabulous and not hokey, as you might imagine a state fair to be. He'd scheduled this day off a couple of months ago, and as usual, we planned our fair day for a Wednesday. (It's always $1 entrance with 3 cans of food for the North Texas Food Bank.) We were both really looking forward to this.

But it was raining when we woke up.

No big deal. I made a breakfast of French toast and bacon, and we waited it out. The rain finally stopped, so we left the house around noon.

But as we were driving, this happened:

It really started raining. And kept raining. Halfway there, we decided not to bother with the fair. Spending the day at something that is mostly outdoors isn't much fun in the rain. So, we pulled off to eat here:

Pappadeaux is my favorite restaurant, so I was more than happy to spend the lunch hour eating Cajun food. While talking over lunch, we decided to go here after we ate:

If the movies on the marquee look a little old, that's because it's the dollar theater. (It really needed to be the dollar theater to balance out the pricey lunch we ate, complete with appetizers because neither of us can resist the crawfish bisque.) We watched Hellboy II, which was surprisingly good since we were both rather indifferent towards the first Hellboy movie. But throw in that director from Pan's Labyrinth, and I'm there!

While this day didn't turn out the way it was supposed to, it was still a great day. Just taking a day off from our regular schedules and spending time together is nice no matter what we're doing!


reb said...

i was surprised by helloby 2 as well. the end of the first one made me a little uneasy. it'll be interesting what the ones after this (if there are any?) are like.

moderndayhermit said...

I was in Dallas yesterday preparing for our move back to the Dallas area and wow, what a sight!

After living in Arizona for 4.5 years I was not used to the down pour that I experienced yesterday! Holy cow! An indoor day for sure.