|There he IS! Grimace, my favorite purple dude|
But when I actually SAW Grimace for the first time that year, I out-excited the small children taking their photos with Mickey and Eeyore, elbowed my way through the crowd and stood wide-eyed next to the purple guy until he turned to take a photo with K and I.
This year, I spotted him early, and urgently demanded the K get the camera out. No way was I risking missing a photo op with my favorite purple dude. He took his sweet ass time getting it out and I got impatient, so I snapped this photo with my camera.
When we got up to him, I tried to play it cool. Oh, hay Grimace, what's up? Do you mind if we take a pic with you? Sweeeet. Then I turned and grinned at the camera with the fervor of a child who just met Santa Claus, and my entire year was made.
The rest of the carnival was awesome as usual, but Grimace was definitely the highlight:
|The awesome ice castle. The theme this year was "Alien Invasion."|
|Mulder?? Are you in there?!|
|Theeere's Elvis! Right up top like he should be.|
|Downtown, where the parade comes through.|
|Me in my giraffe hat, trying to high five the wildcat. He stiffed me.|