But just one thing:
Remember this picture?
From this trip?
Our trip didn't quite go like that.
For one thing, we only had about 2 and a half hours to check everything out and that's not nearly enough time!
For another, some horrible (and horribly selfish......and horribly lucky) people were getting married on the front lawn of the Pink Palace and they roped off some of the BEST ROOMS (the mansion parts) for mingling and impressiveness.
So. No polar bear for us.
One bright note: another difference from the last trip was that we got to see the miniature circus in action! I'll show you those pictures later.
Here are some pictures of the glorious ball gowns from old Memphis Cotton Carnival celebrations.
This one is my absolute favorite.
Oh, hey, sorry this is a little blurry
BUT EVERYTHING WAS IN MOTION!
It was pretty exciting.
I'll post video later.
Yup, being a girl used to be realllllly neat.
I nearly fainted just looking at these in August.
And that was standing under air conditioning.
Up next: tons of fossils and skeletons and taxidermied birds!