Tuesday, June 28, 2011

San Diego County Fair

Can you smell the cotton candy or hear the screams of excitement coming from these g-force producing thrill rides? That’s right, folks, it’s that time of year again – the San Diego County Fair – and it was in full swing when Texas on Tour pulled into town to join the festivities.

This week we set up Texas on Tour on the same grounds that Seabiscuit won his famed race by a nose against Ligaroti back in 1938. A true sight to see, our 90’ by 60’ footprint stands out on the track like a thoroughbred stallion. And you better believe the fun hasn’t stopped since our arrival, with fairgoers, one after another, taking advantage of being able to kayak the waterways of Texas, see the Alamo and jam to live music straight from our state’s capital – all in one trip to Texas. Not to mention, it’s all at no charge. Just get your All Access Pass when you walk in and let the fun begin!

Our Green Screen room has been a popular stop for people visiting Texas at the fair. You can pick where you want to be while you’re there; maybe you want to be pictured outside of the Alamo, investigating a NASA space shuttle or even hiking in Palo Duro Canyon. Believe me, the fun never ends in that picture room. I bet you didn’t know Texas and San Diego had this in common too – stunning beaches! Just ask one of the many fairgoers like Janet from Le Mesa, who was surprised to see pictures of a beach so beautiful in Texas: “Oh my goodness, South Padre Island is beautiful!”

The surprises aren’t over yet, my southern California friends, because we’re still in town for another week. You have until the Fourth of July before we saddle up and move on to our next stop. Check out TravelTex.com and see where we’ll be next. And don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/TexasTourism or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/texastourism!

Time for me to buckle down and try this So-Cal treat, deep-fried Kool-Aid! See you at the fair!

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