After last time I vowed we'd be dressed up, as we were definitely in the minority without costumes. This time we were indeed dressed up (I in new duds, and Dan in some of his wedding clothes), but there were also more people this time without costumes. Oh well, I definitely enjoyed being dressed, though by the end of the day I was ready to be back in my usual clothes.
The location was amazing! It was at the Kasteel Arcen, which wasn't really a castle, more like a manor house, but the gardens were absolutely fit for a castle. The whole place was huge, which helped disperse the massive amount of people, and there were probably a dozen different types of gardens to explore. There was even a mini-golf (excellently called midgetgolf in Dutch) course tucked way back on the property.
This time, we took more photos of ourselves (mostly of me) than other people, and here are my favorites.
Oh, but first I should explain the sweater. I originally intended to make a jacket for the event, but didn't have time. I was going to just wear a chemise under my corset, but decided it was probably going to be too cold. Thankfully I had a sweater that worked well enough--so you'll have to forgive my modern addition. I did end up needing the sweater, and was really grateful to have it on. September isn't the warmest month here--though we didn't get rained on until the walk home.
|We started in the rose garden.|
|My gloriously large backside.|
|Admiring the view|
|There were monkeys!|
|Wandering around the mini-golf course.|
|I had a go at throwing axes at a bear.|
|I actually stuck an ax in his arm!|
|We ate a lot of meat on a stick.|
|Watched some Japanese archers|
|Saw this amazing family (check out her hat!)|
|Took a rest in the Italian garden.|
|Found a giant hut in the Asian section|
|Admired the vistas|
|and the people|
|and the lakes|
|Ope, and finally one of Dan!|