Justin, Annaliese and I packed up the car last Saturday and drove the 80 minute car ride to the very large Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Manheim, PA. Justin loves movies and books that take place in that era but had never been to a Renaissance Faire before, so I was excited for him to experience his first time!
We arrived with everyone fed, napped and ready to go. It was a beautiful day! Low 80's and low humidity. It was the perfect day to spend outside.
|The sky on the way home|
|The jousting arena|
|Annaliese was enjoying the sunshine|
|A Celtic band|
|One of the villagers|
|The ship where many swords, axes and armory were sold|
|"Wee Dragon", a place for little princess attire|
|A quote from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"|
|Yes they even had Greek Renaissance food! (this ones for you, dad!)|
|Even a little bitty baby had on a costume hat|
|People dressed up in knight's armor|
We got to see a few shows while we were there. We were able to see a bird show where a guy who has been training birds since he was 7 years old showed us an owl, an eagle and a falcon. That was really cool! No pictures were taken because we were too far away and I have yet to get a cool lens for our camera to take up close pictures from far away. We also got to see The Mud Squad perform a little skit but unfortunately before we got to see them play in the mud, Annaliese was getting hungry, so we headed to another area.
|The Mud Squad's lair|
|The Mud Pit|
|One of the three from the Mud Squad|
What made my day, other than having a great day out with my little family, was capturing some really good candid shots of Justin and Annaliese together :)
We had a great day as a family!
A great day with great memories :)
Linking up with Alison and Galit for August's Memories Captured.