Sunday, September 29, 2013

Renaissance Festival

Yesterday we tried something new.  We earned some money a few weeks ago at a yard sale and told the kids that we would use it for something as a family.  Given several suggestions, they picked the annual Renaissance Festival in Maryland.  We knew some friends that had gone before but we really didn't know what to expect, but we went with an open mind and determined to have a good time.  Everyone was in costume!  And by everyone I mean the people working there and the general public!  They even had places to rent a costume for the day.  There were a lot of big bosoms and um, tight pants on the men- yikes!  But I really felt like we had gone back in time.  There were tons of shows throughout the day on different stages, from shakespeare, to magic shows, to jugglers, to music and comedy.  They had sword fighting and jousting and all kinds of meat on a stick.  Both Gavin and Cameron were called up on stage to help with acts, and Mason had a pony ride.  Gavin tried climbing a rock wall to get the dragon, and the kids all went through a maze and down some really cool wooden slides.  They did a great job of making it enjoyable for kids and adults and today they were already asking when we we would go back!  I love when we do something different and it is a success!

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