As promised, M. P. took an array of photos of her wondrous trip to Iowa!! She ate, drank, danced, boated and visited points of interest like the Jolly Green here:
At 9:30 AM, Friday morn, Mary Poppins packed her carpet bag and drove off in style in a 1999 Ford Taurus.
Here she is with her driver.
Eager to get to her destination, she didn't want to stop at all the fascinating spots along the way, so she made pretty good travel time to Lake Okoboji.
She checked into her motel room, and geared up for her exciting get-away!
Finally, as evening approached, a toast to our winner, Mary Poppins, was announced and then the music started!
As impressed as people were with her prize winning hat, she tore it off so she could get down and boogie with the array of guests invited to share in Mary's big night.
Here she is literally leaping onto the dance floor. You would not believe it to look at her, but she could dance!!
And boy could she drink!
As all good things come to an end, I had to pour her into bed. Since there's got to be a morning after, she awoke 8:15 AM, a bit foggy, but eager to get back home.
You know our Mary...a spoon full of sugar, and spit spot, she was up, dressed, her bags were packed and she was heading for the car; a time well spent in Iowa.
Ms. Poppins would like to thank the sponsors of her amazing weekend events, and particularly, send out a BIG thanks to the person who voted her hat the undisputed winner of her royal highness, the Queen's, Hat Parade!