We weren't able to get back to you by early October with this post as we had promised, so we're definitely sorry about that.
But we hope the end result of that delay turns out to be worth it for you.
Keep reading to find out why.
Our first trip this year to the State Fair of Texas was during the middle of the day. The photographic opportunities are quite different in daylight than later in the day.
So we made a second trip to Dallas' Fair Park to take in the Fair the late afternoon and evening.
This year we chose a smaller, somewhat more intimate space - an Urban Studio where you can basically stand in the center of the space and see every one of the available images.
All of this year's images are different from last year's photographs and include a mix of photos taken during our two visits.
Collectively, they provide you with some idea of the wide tapestry of sights available to fairgoers.
As much fun as it is, the fair only (!) lasts for 24 days each year.
And the 2017 edition of the great State Fair of Texas is now in the books and more than 2 million visitors have returned home with great memories and perhaps a few souvenirs.
But as certainly as the sun rises in the east, Big Tex will rise again and the Fair will be back for another go-round in September 2018.
Do yourself a favor and come to Dallas next fall and take in the sights and sounds of a state fair like no other.
In the meantime, we invite you to create your own photo galleries in Egowall to showcase some of the memorable things you've been doing this year.
Then be sure to share them with your friends so that everyone you know can learn more about The Real You™.