When I asked my son what he wanted to do when I visited him in PA I really expected him to say “Let’s go to Philly” or “Let’s see a movie.”
I wasn’t prepared for him to suggest a Renaissance Festival; But he had seen the ad for a family friendly fair down in Manheim. So we made the plan for Sunday after church. I prayed in the morning because the sky was threatening rain. For a while I thought we actually might ditch our plans and head to the art museum in Philadelphia instead; But when we got out of service the sky was clear; So we set to the drive an hour across country.
Joe slept most of the trip because he was skyping until four A.M., with a missionary from the other side of the international date line he’s planning to intern with next summer .
Once in Manheim though there was no sleeping. Only picture-taking.
This was followed by fire eating.
And of course Shakespeare in the park.
Now slow, constant, and intentional as it was, by the end of this day I was ready for a nap. So I learned slow, constant and intentional does not necessarily mean non-tiring.
Have you ever been to a Ren Fest? Did you like it?
Oh that explains a lot then . . .it can still be tiring. 🙂 Another wonderful post and we do have a Ren Fest. close to us. Only, my daughter can’t handle things like that so we don’t go. 🙂 But , it looks like fun!
God bless you as you go intentionally today!
Thanks Deb! It was fun. I particulalrly loved the music… bagpipes and flutes and lots of celtic drums!
That dessert looks so good! 🙂
Pumpkin bread pudding with hot chocolate! Yummy!
Thanks, Pastor J
Haven’t been to one but now I am enticed! Nice pics, thanks for sharing.
I am intentionally taking it slow today 🙂
Good for you Ann! Not all Renaissance Festivals are entirely appropriate but this one looked like it had a lot of kid friendly events so we felt pretty safe. We had a great time!
In another life I was a Ren Fair wench. I still have some of my costumes and might try to wear them for Halloween this year. My favorite beverage was the fresh sasparilla
If I go again I will probably dress the part. I was a little chicken this year.
I’ve never even HEARD of a Ren Fest but it sounds/looks like something I’d enjoy.
Stands for Renaissance festival. It is a festival dedicated to re experiencing Elizabethan Europe. Kind of fun…but hit the wrong one and it can get very bawdy. Reading the flyers before hand can be very helpful