Monday, September 30, 2013

Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival in our state has school day with reduced prices so our homeschool co-op went for the day.  Even all the dads took off of work and went with.
First thing we get there and right inside the door to the castle the kids get recruited to help in a fight.  This little knight isn't with our group but isn't he a cutie?!

The duel was this guy who wanted to stab -

this guy.  They were a pretty funny act and were able to get about 25 kids involved in the story.  In the end they feel merciful and let the guy go.

I don't remember mermaid at any of the job fairs I went to in high school or college.  How would one ever get such a job?

Dancer looks at this sign and says, "My name isn't Ye, I can go in there."
No top bar on the stocks so he got away.

Look at the size of that wind chime!  I would love to own one of those, they sounded so beautiful.
I thought he should totally get this hat, we would never have trouble finding him in a store.

"Uh, 'frah-gee-lay.' It must be Italian!"
It was $5.00 to ride the elephant around this ring one time.  Seeing as they ate non-stop, even when they were walking, and I know what the price of hay is, it didn't seem like a bad deal.
We finally found a place to sit down and have something to drink. 

This was the coolest thing we saw, a sheep dog herding sheep.  Those dogs are amazing.  I had only seen it done on things like the movie "Babe." which does not capture how well trained those dogs are.

Both the kids went on this when they were tiny.  When did they get so big?

The legend of Paul Bunyan must be true because who else would have this big of a skull.

So excited that our favorite restaurant is back in our state.  Oh, Fuddruckers how we love you.  It has been a couple years since we had a burger and shake from there.  They were as good as we remembered! 


jugglingpaynes said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful day! Love the mermaid, I've never seen one at our Renfair. We have a falconer friend who works with herding dogs at a nearby college. (He's the environmental science professor.) He's trained them to scare geese away from the campus and they herd sheep that live on the campus. It is fun to watch them do it!

Peace and Laughter!

Amy Dingmann said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun! I think this is the first year they had the mermaid thing, I've never seen it there before. :)