When spring comes around, our family starts thinking of flowers, bunnies, butterflies … and turkey legs! That means Renaissance Fair time! The whole family headed out a few weeks ago with our good friends, Sue and Deuce and family, to enjoy bread bowl stew, high flying street acrobats, and jousts to the death! Here are some of the sights we came across.
The biggest attraction of the Ren Fair for the kids, of course, are the rides! So we started off small with a butterfly ride for the little one of our bunch.
This ship ride is a big human-powered swing. Even though these ships have some ropes and pulleys hooked up to allow the riders to keep the swing going, somebody still has to get them swinging in the first place, and that involves muscle! To that end, there are some hard-working young men standing by to make the swings work. Make no mistake – if you think they just stand around collecting money, just take a look at these images of our guy working hard to get a swing with 5 kids in it going at maximum speed, and I think you’ll agree they earn their wages!
Having sailed the Seven Seas and sated our thirst for adventure, it was time to sit down and be entertained. Gotta love those acrobats and, of course, the legendary (and very politically incorrect) Ded Bob!
So he settled for buying the elusive pretzels for himself and my little K, the two pretzel fanatics in the bunch. We don’t call these the elusive pretzels for nothing – they are everywhere when you don’t want them but nowhere to be found when you do. It took Deuce searching high and low over half the entire loop of the village before he found these. Notice he got an extra. After that much searching, he wasn’t about to waste the opportunity to buy his fair share of dried up salty bread. Oh, sorry. I meant yummy, delicious, fresh (cough cough) baked pretzels.
The kids ended their day with the biggest thrill ride of them all. Even though this looked like extreme fun, we adults were happy to stand and watch … and keep our lunches in our tummies where they belonged.