Friday, February 22, 2013


I fulfilled a decade long dream last night.  I went to Medieval Times with my family. 

I love history.  I love hokey stuff.  I love watching my boys' faces when they see swords and weaponry.  I love having someone else do the cooking.

On all fronts, the night was a major success.  I mean, the Knight was a major success. 

For one thing, I was continually addressed by everyone there as "My Lady."  I'm telling you right now -- that's addictive.

For another thing, my younger son actually ate - and enjoyed - soup.  I realize this picture is lousy, but such a momentous occasion needed to be documented.  It was tomato soup, and you drink out of the bowl, because they don't give you any utensils with your meal. 

It's so Medieval!!

We got seated in the Yellow Knight's section.  Here he is.

Hath he not valor?   He also hath a red carnation, which he threw into the audience at a fair maiden.

Which this fair maiden caught.

OK, well, he threw at least 15 carnations, and many of the other maidens were grandmothers or 8 year old girls.  Still, we all are fair!

It was so Medieval!! Except for that packaged moist towelette they handed out at the end of the meal.

Which I really needed after eating 1/4 roast chicken, spare rib and half a baked potato with my bare hands.  The food was delicious!

There were terrific sword fights, with sparks flying off the blades.    The horses were beautiful to watch.  The bad knight was bested by the good Blue Knight, and all was well in the Kingdom.

I had wanted to take the kids when they were younger, but we never got around to it.  I was worried that maybe they were too old, but we all had fun.  We walked through the torture museum, during which I purposely left my glasses in my purse so I wouldn't have to see the scary painful stuff clearly.  My younger son got a sword in the gift shop, and my older one (15) admired, but did not procure, an axe. 

The whole thing was great. My 15 year old admitted, "I didn't have that bad a time."

A Knight to remember!

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