This was the weekend to talk about talking like a pirate, swill giant brews in Addison and kiss your summer goodbye. Course, that also means it's nearly time for chicken-fried bacon at the fair -- three days and counting, as Big Tex is put in his place this morning. Photos to come from that shortly. Till then, the weekend in review, more or less.
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Down by White Rock Lake, these folks had a grand time at the Moon Lady Festival, with a drum circle, henna tattoos and this ceremony to usher in autumn. Looks like it worked.
All that and a metaphysical comic, though in one tragedy unrelated to the economy, the harpist didn't show:
Another fall ritual played out in Addison, where one of the largest Oktoberfests outside Munich ushered in, well, October, I guess. Along with carnival rides, there were dachsunds in ridiculous costumes and people dressed in same. Check out our slideshow for more of the fun. Not included: the beer-spewing septuagenarian in a yodeler's hat, whose lunch landed just shy of the kiddie table. Trust me, though, we're all better off without seeing that again.