But, being the trooper that I am, I decided to stick around for a little while longer and see how much more of an ass I could make of myself. Tune in tomorrow for more of our misadventures.
*****The photo at the top of the post was taken the next day at the West Edmonton Mall, huge complex with amusements parks, water slides and all sorts of entertainment. It was there that we found a kindly old man, dressed up in a top hat and suspenders, offering these classic old time portraits. We were excited at the prospect of getting all dressed up but had our own idea for a theme in mind. He showed us a few of his favorite big frilly dresses, with bonnets and muffs to match and pretended to be horrified when we insisted on the tight corseted, harlet inspired get-ups we found in the back of his closet. When it came time for props, he suggested satin umbrellas. We asked for guns. In an attempt to compromise, he handed us two lady-like, pearl lined hand guns but quickly gave in with a sigh when we asked for the shotgun and riffle. Exasperated, he didn't even try to argue when he asked for a smile and got nothing but our best bad ass expressions in return. See above photo for the result! (I am on the left).