Last Friday the State Fair of Texas officially opened with a parade through downtown Dallas. I was there with my students. This was one of a group of moped riding Elvii. They were also good at striking poses for the camera. These guys and the clowns were my favorites. Elvii for their schtick, and the clowns because their job was to pick up anything the parading horses left behind, and they looked so good doing it. Before the parade we toured downtown- Thanksgiving Square, the library, City Hall, Pioneer Plaza, and Dealy Plaza, with a glimpse of the grassy knoll.