Once we got there we saw a gentleman play an entire song with water glasses, and I don't mean the ones you may have seen that have about eight glasses, this guy had about thirty different glasses. It was amazing at that. What did I realize? I didn't bring my camera! I know, shocking, the photographer with no camera. I really have to stop doing that. The outfits where amazing and at every turn there were people "acting" out parts. One lady was covered in dirt and was crawling on her knees with a bowl asking for "oms for the poor." The girls were a little freaked out and I had to explain to them, that's how things were in the Renaissance time. These people were committed to playing the roles.
As we got closer and closer to the King's Tent, we saw where they were having "trials" and punishments. I realized I knew the gentleman who was performing and the next time he was looking for the next "rule breaker" I pointed to my daughter, Lyssa, and he quickly took to getting her up in front of everyone to put her head in the "Stocks" Now my daughter is quite strong so it did take two grown men to get her up there, but they got her. I snapped a few pictures with my camera.
|listing her punishments|
|asking her which punishment she was going to take|
She chose to do The Chicken Dance in front of everyone.
We walked around and found this very nice lady from China doing something I thought was Amazing... She could write our name on a piece of rice, yes, RICE! Of course I had to get one.
|Alexander written in Chinese on an egg that also contained a rock with "Luck" on it as well as some Chinese money that Lyssa claimed very quickly.|
|Ellyssa written on rice and put inside a necklace. It's a blue heart with a diamond on it.|
|Ellyssa written in Chinese on the other side of the piece of rice.|
|of course I had to get one too, this is my necklace that says LOVE, it's two pieces|
|Our pieces of rice with my name and my husband's name|