(In honor of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary and the recent delivery of three boxes of Thin Mints to Tacky Tourist Photos headquarters, we are rerunning this classic submission from yesteryear.)
SUBMITTED BY: Kris Carlson LOCATION: Savannah, Georgia (1997)
When Kris Carlson and her husband-to-be Phil were looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, they skipped over the Vegas chapel and Niagara Falls heart-shaped hot tubs and went straight for the National Girl Scout Museum.
Kris is a s’more-loving Brownie leader who just couldn’t resist posing next to GSA founder Juliette Gordon Lowe.
“I’m sure the only reason Phil agreed to participate was because we were on our honeymoon,” she says. “Notice his happy smile. Can’t imagine him letting that photo be taken now!”
We’re impressed by the Teddy Roosevelt Rough Rider fashions that the earliest girl scouts wore. We’d be even more impressed if Phil modeled the modern lime green uniform to surprise Kris on their next wedding anniversary.
(Kris Carlson is the author of “The Sweet Spot,” a young adult novel about teen angst and romance on a family-owned golf course. She’s also written elementary school nonfiction books on Ancient Egyptian Myths and Colonial Army Weaponry. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at http://www.krisasselin.blogspot.com/)