Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Posted by Amanda Ball
I haven't been to a renaissance fair since high school, so when a lady in our ward offered free tickets, I eagerly accepted. I spent so much time in what I feel like can be described as literally hauling the kids around, that I only took 3 pictures. That's it. Three. I apologize for this one being sideways, but this is the fire whip guy; by far the most awesome attraction at the fair. Or faire.
I like that I didn't take a picture of any of his tricks: the one where he used a huge bullwhip to whip roses out of a lady's mouth, the one where he did two whips at once upside-down and backwards, or the one (as his name suggests) where he LIT HIS WHIP ON FIRE and used it to whip things OFF HIS OWN HEAD.
No, I took a picture of when he was doing a silly crowd-working thing by making a phone call on some guy's phone.
It could be that I was too in awe of his whipping prowess to take any pictures but probably it was the children. It's always the children.
These are the other two pictures I took. It was pretty hot, like 90 degrees, and I felt bad for this guy dressed up as a tree, so we paid a dollar to take a picture with him. Ethan and Nora were completely freaked out by him, and you can see Lillian is not so sure.
Other activities we enjoyed were: seeing acrobats, watching a glass blowing demonstration, eating a turkey leg, Tyler threw some axes, there was a merry-go-round, and a falconry show. I wanted to get my hair done in a fancy braid but they wanted $25, so I passed. We'll have to go back one day when our kids are older so we can watch all the other performers with their Elizabethan humor and puns. I do love a good pun.