in our town, we have a bowling alley that hosts a traveling carnival every couple of months. It's really a kiddie carnival - a handful of rides that only little ones can go on, and one or two scary ones that your parent can ride with you. Also a TON of carnival games where you can win one of a million different junky stuffed animals, and a snack bar with cotton candy, popcorn, the works. Basically, a preschool to 2nd grader's dream-land. Hazel and James had a blast, and I enjoyed playing paparazzi with this new nikon d40, and then playing around in picassa. A friend suggested I look into gimp - the free photoshop download. So I installed it, but I'm at a loss as to how the thing really works. I guess once classes are done this quarter, I can attempt to dive in! Any one have any stories or tips to share about it? I'm all ears as I'm learning!