This weekend we planned on driving to Ennis (south of Dallas) Saturday to watch our cousins drag race at Texas Motorplex. We were almost there when we got the call that the gates were closed and the line of cars to get in was 5 miles long. So basically...we could sit in the car for another 3 hours, then MAYBE get in.?!? Rather than deal with all that (the races would have been over if we ever got in anyway), or go right back home, we parked the car and explored downtown Waxahachie. They were having their fall festival on the courthouse square, including every kind of junk food (had to get cinnamon roasted almonds!), live music, and shopping. Afterwards, we had dinner with some friends that live in the area, then back to their house to watch the Texas game over a few beers. We missed the races, but had a great weekend nonetheless!