Friday, September 21, 2007

Ah...The Renaissance!

What an era! What a day! The family ventured to the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN this past Sunday. It was a gorgeous day, cool breeze in the air and sunshine in the sky. Only my intelligent husband had been to the Renaissance Festival before. I've lived in MN for almost all my life and for some reason (maybe because it is in Shakopee and I'm a St. Paul gal) I had never gone.

This year we knew that we had to go. Our youngest one has a flair for the theatre and his forte seems to be the medieval period. If you believe in reincarnation and past lives, this small one definitely lived few lives during this period that are hard for him to let go of.

Our first purchase for him was this wooden sword. The vendor challenged him to a dual and the small one was more than eager to oblige his request. The next stop was to find a shirt like the swordsman was wearing in a small size. Had my battery not died shortly after this, I would have taken a picture of him in his new Renaissance outfit.

This guy had a great job...he stood at the entrance on top of a stump and opened and closed his cape. When he opened it, this is what you saw! We never did get to the actual MUD SHOW but saw it in passing. There was so much to see and do, we just didn't have time for it all.

Julian showed off his jester skills. He could have entertained a court just fine.

People watching at the RF is definitely worth the trip. Many interesting characters sauntered in the streets decked in their finest attire.

Wine and beer flow freely in the streets and you can even get a giant turkey leg to go with it!


The Pirate of Selby Avenue said...

My shameful secret: once upon a time, I was a carnie at RenFest. It blew.

Susanne said...

Love your blog! Nice way to stay connected to you and the family. Kudos, my friend. And I love, love,love the scoter goggles. You're awesome. xxoo

Latin Lupe Lu said...

Somehow I can see you as a carnie Pirate! We'd like to hear of your escapades sometime over a few brews with some great music in the background. This can be one of those things that you can share with people in groups when they ask you to introduce yourself, say your name and something that no one else knows about you. :)

Latin Lupe Lu said...

Susanne...I'm so glad you are out there looking in. How's life on the stage and behind the camera?

The Pirate of Selby Avenue said...

Hi, my name's Pirate and I'm a flithy, cabbage-eating carnie.