Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our Visit to the PA Renaissance Faire

On the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, we surprised Jordan and took him to the PA Renaissance Faire which is about 30 min. from our house. He had seen the commercials on TV, but really didn’t know what to expect. When we entered the gates, you could tell that he had no idea what was going on—especially when people came up to him and started talking in an old English manner. It was children’s weekend at the Faire so he got to participate in a few special activities. We got to help celebrate the Queen’s birthday with a cupcake and participate in a parade for her honor. We enjoyed watching two jousting competitions and a giant chess match. The highlights of our day were the two shows that we watched featuring Barely Balanced. They are a group of acrobats and stilt walkers and they were amazing. There are two guys and a girl in the group and the girl actually bent over backward without touching her hands on the ground and the one guy stood on her hip bones. She must have weighed about 100 pounds and I am not sure how she did it. I think the group could definitely win America’s Got Talent if they entered. We enjoyed our day more than I think we were expecting to. My final thoughts as I left were: I am glad that I did not live during that time period, and there were a lot of very strange people at the Faire-workers and visitors.

7 comments:

KK said...

Wow..sounds like an experience! We will have to go sometime.

Hilsher Hollow said...

That is amazing about the stilts people. The last time and only time I was there was about 20 years ago and I thought the same thing--this time period is strange to the point of scary.

Leah said...

Your thoughts as you were leaving the RenFaire cracked me up! We took the kids there once and all the weirdos creeped me out! Ewww!

Susanne said...

Nice mermaid picture-haha. Looks like fun!

Amy said...

I have always wanted to go there. It looks really cool and strange, which is what I seem to like...Hmmm. have you met my husband. Just kidding!!! But I find that time era really interesting and I'd love to go. Not sure I'd take the kids but if we did I'd definitely go on a kid weekend!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Nancy said...

looks like you had a great time. I love the mermaid photo.

angie said...

the mermaid picture is the best!