Every year, Renaissance Faire invades our spring with a festive whirl of marimba bands, Morris Dancers and maypoles. Living right across the street from the park means that it becomes an intimate part of our lives.
Every year, I've wanted to dress up in costumes, like many of the other participants. Wandering through the park, princesses and fairies exchange smiles with gnomes and knights, along with monks and dancers and kings. This year, for the first time, the kids and I put together costumes to wear over to the Faire. We had a beautiful Princess, St. George and the Dragon, and a Blue Gnome. Hubby wore his monk's robe, and I made a half-hearted attempt with a skirt and a colorful jacket.
The kids' area this year had more activities than ever, and mercifully, this year it wasn't raining, although the wind felt icy. We listened to a fiddle group and made beaded bracelets; we built sand castles in the Volleyball court, and explored the kids' obstacle course.
We'll have to go back to catch the food booths, the artisan vendors and the bungee jumping. Still, great fun was had by all!