(The bottom says "See Great Falls") We decided to come back to explore these when the weather got warmer. This week, we loaded up the car with the camera and some wine, deciding to pick up some sandwiches on the way.
We went into the store where the mural was painted to look around because they had some beautiful Amish outdoor furniture for sale. We asked about places to pick up a sandwich. The sales lady was very nice and pointed us in the right direction. My husband asked, "Will there be someplace nice to eat at the water?"
She looked at us strangely. "There's a little area outside the cafe with tables and chairs."
We thought she misunderstood. "We want to take the sandwiches down to the waterfalls," my husband explained.
She shook her head in comprehension. "I'm sorry ... they made a movie here last year and painted that on the side of the building. It looked so nice, we just decided to leave it up. There isn't any waterfalls around here that I know about."
We were so embarassed; we hurried out of the store. "The movie comes out this weekend ... it's that American Pie movie," she called after us.
So, if you go to the American Pie movie and you see this mural, you can get a little chuckle at our expense!
This week's photos were taken with architectural backgrounds to celebrate our mistake. I thought a great way to help organize my dolls and get control of my collection would be to FOCUS on a different character each week. Since I "found" Going Public again and love re-dressing her so much, Eugenia will be the first.
In 2008, Eugenia's popularity continued to soar. Sporting a tan, she became the first "premium" doll for the W Club that year. Going Public holds the record for the highest W Club edition size with 1300 being produced. Even with this high number, GP is on many grail lists and continues to command a high price on the secondary market.
In 2011, Eugenia continued to struggle. The retail line doll, Pencil Me In, quickly became a clearance doll. Fortunately, Integrity realized they needed to get back to Eugenia's roots. The convention "build-a-doll" was Point of Departure. She came in two versions: a brunette and a redhead "helper" doll. Both dolls were popular but suffered from poor wardrobe choices. I have her re-dressed in my collection.
I wonder why Integrity is struggling so with this mold. She was so perfect in her earlier versions. (I believe the hair is rooted a little too low on the new one.)
Needless to say, I did not pre-order this doll. Seven versions currently reside in my collection. They will have to work hard for me to include another in this group.