Monday, August 12, 2013

Gallivanting Grace's Texas Experience

Gallivanting Grace, a So In Style Barbie during her visit to Big D.

From October 12, 2012 through November 9, 2012, I participated in the So In Style Yahoo Group event, Gallivanting Grace.  Grace is a So in Style Barbie travel doll that spent a month with participating group members to ultimately become a raffle item at this year's National Barbie Convention, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, from August 7, 2013, through August 10, 2013.

Since I am relatively a homebody, I took Grace on a few Dallas landmark sight-seeing trips on a few occasions with the aid of my husband.  My son, who naturally branches out more than I and whose photography skills are much better, offered to take Grace on an excursion or two, but we were never able to make that happen.

The places we went and the things we saw were captured in photographs as well as the souvenirs Grace picked up here before traveling on to her next stop, Chicago.  My photographs can be seen here. Click the "Slide Show" link to view as a slide show.

In additional, five images of a narrative of Grace's visit were recorded in the journal that arrived with her.  Those images are at the link provided above as well as below (click each to enlarge):

I enjoyed Grace's stay.  This was the first time I ever participated in a travel doll event and the first time I literally took dolls out with me specifically to photograph.  It was pretty liberating.  Will I do it again?  I am not sure, but it was fun while it lasted.


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    1. Saludos a usted, Lindaivette! Me alegra que te gustara esto.


  2. This was very cool! I looked at every single photo and it was like I was travelling with her. I was actually quite impressed with the wall of SIS in the first photo.

    1. Thanks, Muff. I am happy you took the time to view the 70 photos. It was fun. Thanks to my husband who did all the driving as I took photos -- many of which were taken out the car window. :-)))

      Beginning in 2009 or when the first ones were released, I added to my doll wall with my SIS sets. I was so enthused about the dolls that I wanted to keep them NRFB. I have others elsewhere that are also NRFB but gradually I have been freeing the ladies. I guess I was just overjoyed to see Stephanie McBride-Irby's face and name on the boxes as their designer that keeping them in their boxes for historical significance trumped my desire to play. The first ones aren't articulated anyway, except for ballerina Chandra.

      When you run out of space to display, the wall is the next best place.



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