Friday, November 13, 2009

Renaissance Festival

Last weekend we had some gorgeous weather, so we took advantage of it and went to the Renaissance Festival. I had no idea that it was going to be so much to do there. There literally is no way that you can see it all in one day, but here are some of the things that we saw the day that we went.
Some scenes from the Renaissance Festival. They really do a great job of making you feel like you are taking a stroll around during the Renaissance era.

Yet another time when our wagon has come to save the day. The kids loved being pulled by Daddy and seeing all of the sites from their wagon.

Drew and I decided to go pet a goose. She was dressed up just for the occasion, but I think she was getting a bit hungry by the time we saw her.
Drew and Daddy are my knights in shining armor! Drew, you did a great job slaying that dragon!

Notice the guy in the background. All of the rides were man-powered. For this one, there were four guys making the whole ride spin. How very "Renaissance" of them.
Of course Drew and Daddy got the "flying machine" with the sign.
Drew and Daddy in Leonardo's Flying Machine
I love this picture. Drew looks up to his Daddy so much. I know he loves doing stuff with his Daddy.
Daddy is trying to make it up Jacob's Ladder to ring the bell without putting a foot down.

Window shopping Renaissance style.
Interesting to see people with things like this just walking around.

These singing nuns were hilarious. They gave us the perfect reason to stop and relax while we grabbed a bite to eat.
Hey, anybody up for throwing tomatoes at a heckler?
This guy was relentless! He would even keep heckling you while catching the tomato that you threw at him.

Daddy and Drew really enjoyed the show.

That's a lot of tomatoes. He must have made a lot of people really mad!

After walking a bit further, we saw this guy sitting. We stopped so that Drew could see some magic tricks.

He does a neat card trick for Daddy. He was really good! We couldn't figure it out at all (and usually we can).

Colin walked away saying, "my work here is done." Did you notice all of the people that gathered
Emma and I stopped to take a picture for Daddy.
These guys were juggling fire. But it doesn't stop there! They were actually passing the juggled fire back and forth to each other without missing a beat!
This drunkard was just laying there, with his ale, begging for money. If you think about it, this was his business plan. He went to the Renaissance Festival people and said, "I'll be the begging drunkard." and they said yes! This is what he had to offer and it really is what he does to make money. Crazy!
The next event was "jousting to the death!" Here are the king and queen greeting the crowd.
These were "the bad guys.
Before the jousting begins.

The jousting is on!
After jousting, we walked around some more. There was still so much more to see. How classic is this!?!

After coming across some Greyhounds, Drew decided that he just had to go pet them. Colin was up for it, especially considering how many of them his family has had.

It was a great day, but now I must bid thee farewell.

Well, out of the literally hundreds of pictures that I took, this is what I decided to narrow it down to. I know, crazy. We'll definitely be going back again next year.


Anonymous said...

You have really great taste on catch article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it

Anonymous said...

It is useful to try everything in practice anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)