J and Mom and I went to a renaissance fair, being the first time for each of us. It was pretty much what I expected. Costumes, accents, knights, maidens. The usual.
The first thing we did when we got there was go to watch the Joust. Here is our knight, waiting to compete.
I had never seen anything like it. It was pretty fun! Our knight seemed like the Brett Favre of the group (a little past his prime) but it was still fun cheering him on and booing the other knights as they rode by.
While we were watching the action, a maiden came by selling pickles. I took a few pictures to share with you all because I was impressed with her alternate pickle storage. I think you will be too. 😉
(Multiple angles to make sure you spot it AND see how amusing it is!)
Jaxon sat very still on my lap watching the “horsies!” (a sure sign he was entertained).
It took him about 20 minutes to get tired of it and want to move on. We left just as the knights were trying to slice heads of cabbage in half!
We wondered the booths, in search of something for J to take home. We didn’t have any immediate luck and decided to stop for food. We did what any decent person would do at a renaissance fair and got a turkey leg.
It was not nearly as big as I imagined it would be, but it was still plenty for the three of us (along with the two ears of corn we got to go with it). YUM.
On the way out, my mom spotted the perfect souvenir (even though it was temporary) for Jaxon to take with him. A dragon tattoo.
The lovely (costumed) folk that helped J apply his tattoo were impressed with how patient and still he was during the process. I reassured them that this was not his first tattoo and he knew it was worth the wait!
The tattoo lasted only a few days, but that’s okay. While he had it, he looked like a total badass.