I know, I’ve been MIA for forever except for ranting and raving political posts / reblogs (which I promised you no more of for the next 41 days). The truth is, I’ve been really burned out after weekend after weekend of having a fantastic good-bye to a wonderful summer (wow, stuck up first world problems, much?). This past weekend I was so excited to just relax, sleep and catch up on tumblr. I had only 1 thing on my list to do: buy a treadmill. Which ended up taking over a good portion of my Saturday followed by a good portion of Sunday trying to find out where the hell I was supposed to put my most expensive purchase to date. But this was not supposed to be a “check out my new treadmill” post. That will come on Friday. This was meant to be a post about renaissance fairs.
I never even heard about the existence of renaissance fairs until Holly Madison et al went to one on The Girls Next Door (man I miss that series)! But after that, I started looking into potential renaissance fairs near me and became obsessed with the idea of attending one (obsessed as in…. see bucket list item #36). And it was pretty awesome. Apparently Sterling Forest is one of the biggest fairs in the country, and at only an hour or so away from us, it was a definite must.
There were musicians.
Archery. I thought I could channel Katniss. I was horrible. But a very sweeth toothless elderly gentlemen taught me how to at least hit the bag…. Though not the bullseye.
And see the axe closest to the bullseye? That was mine! I got the axe champion award of our group. So that’s my award I’m pointing at…. Not my boob – though I also got a mardi gras lei for a job well done. No one else beside me and Ryan even got it lodged on the board. Yup, we are awesome.
Sexy Vixens en Garde swords fighting – which was the most awesome play I’ve ever seen. I absolutely loved it.
Tomato throwing at an insulting clown.
Maypole dancing. Note to self: add “participate in a maypole dance” to my Bucket List.
And food, oh the food. There was everything from fried cheese and pizza to gyros. And of course turkey legs.
And a BBQ Sundae. Is it better or worse that I was disinterested AFTER I found out it was just BBQ in a cub instead of an actual ice cream sundae topped with pulled pork?