So, on to the food! I had a bread bowl filled with stew whilst I watched the jousting. T’was tasty. And I had an ice cold root beer float as I stood there baking in the sun listening to the minstrels play. Did they have root beer floats back in the day? I didn’t think to question it since my float was cool and refreshing and I was neither of those things at the time. And then I finished it all off with a brownie from the Monk’s Bakery. Chocolate and a prayer! You can’t beat that!
On to the jousting! I must admit I didn’t think I’d be impressed with the jousting. But impressed I was, just as soon as that first horse came stampeding by, what with the handsome knight in the clanging armor atop it and all. Blame it on the fresh air, blame it on the brownie, blame it on something, but what’s a fair maiden to do when a knight in oh so shiny armor charges by? Well, swooning’s out of the question since we were, after all, sitting on the top bleacher and that’s a fairly long drop. Oh well, be still my heart!
Then as we left the jousting fields we came across a slip of a fairy sitting on a toadstool. She didn’t say a word but all the same she bespelled the small children who came up to see her by giving them shy smiles and shiny stones. She was entirely enchanting!
Oh, and I almost forgot. My husband almost, not quite, won a dragon for me in the crossbow shoot. But “almost” doesn’t get the dragon does it? ‘Cause I don’t see a dragon! Do you see a dragon? 'Cause if there was a dragon you sure as heck would see the picture of my purple stuffed dragon right beneath this paragraph in my blog! And it was such a lovely shade of purple too. (smile) Trust me, he’ll do better next time we go when he’s all decked out in his pirate garb! Yo! Ho! Ho! And a dragon to go!
So, all in all, I had a magical time and I can’t wait to go again! I’ve got my wish list all prepared! Another root beer float, a bejeweled flask, a hand thrown pot, some sparkly fairy wings and an oh so shiny knight in clanging armor! Oh, and let’s not forget the Monk’s brownie with the prayer ... because with all that clanging armor in the back seat I might just need that prayer on the ride home!