Sunday, September 23, 2012

Renaissance Festival in Minnesota

Every year there is a Renaissance Festival and 31 years we have lived in Minnesota, we had only been twice.  The last time was when our daughter was a wee toddler (She is now 27) so it was long overdue and the best reason to go was the grandkids.  We decided to go all together and make a day of it.  The first thing we saw as we entered the festival was this walking tree.  I loved watching Noah's reaction to the oddities.
                                               He immediately took part in a production.
                                       He listened intentively and did all that was asked of him.
Of course, there was a lot of spoiling going on.  This balloon turtle was part of the spoils he went home with courtesy of grandma.
Rocketman took advantage of the HUGE and delicious turkey legs.  I had a few bites and it was unbelievably delicious.
            Even Ezra had a fun time.  It was really chilly, in the low 50's, but that didn't stop the fun.
                       I saw sooo many signs that made me laugh like this one "Wenches at Work."
 And it's not every day that a little boy gets gold coin.  Noah ran with the coin to his mama saying "Mom!  It's real gold!."
                                        And it's not every day you see a magical fairy eating lunch.

Noah started getting really tired and we knew it was time to go.  We had gotten there first thing in the morning and by the time we left, it was packed with people.

I called these ladies, "The Bag Ladies."  See even in America you can find ajummas!

We were surprised at how many of our fellow attendings that came dressed for the times.  It was very different from when we were there in the 80's.  Back then, only the performers and staffers dressed in costume.  It really felt like stepping back in time.

They had wonderful craftsmen including a glass blower.  I could have watched him all day.  I didn't have a lot of time in the shops but I wouldn't have missed a minute of spending the day with my our daughter and her family.

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