I came to my hometown out of the blue, recently, and have since been spending a significant amount of time with my family. While the older members of this family are currently driving me crazy, I’ve been getting to spend a good chunk of time with my nephews. We’ve played volleyball and eaten a bunch of french fries.
Today, though, we went to Medieval Times! I’ve been twice before: once when I was about 5 and the other for a surprise 16th birthday.
The nephews purposefully didn’t get a hint of where we were going. This was going to be a special surprise.
We’re on our way! Don’t we all look excited? (I need to trim the beard.)
Finally, we pull up to the *castle* and they say, “Are we going to Medieval Times?” I enthusiastically say,”YES! Aren’t you excited?”
The reply I get is: “That sounds boring”
“It’ll be fun, I swear!” I’m panicking on the inside.
Don’t they look excited?
We walk in to the castle, pick up our tickets, don our red crowns, (Go Red Knight!) and head inside the stadium. All the wenches and bucks (male wenches) are bustling around getting everyone’s liquids and explaining how the meal is going to be handled. Remember patrons, no forks and knives as they weren’t invented yet.
Thankfully, my boys were starting to get a little pumped for some jousting action and watching horses gallop and stuff. Plus, they got some swords at the gift shop. Violence makes kids happy.
Look, it’s our RED Knight!
Let’s get this out of the way right now. I had an ulterior motive in coming to Medieval Times. It was a way for me to hang out with the kids, but honestly… those knights are pretty dashing. I had a thing for the Black & White Knight, the Red /Yellow Knight, the Green Knight, and the Blue Knight. Basically, every knight except mine. Did you see all those colors I just named off. That’s a pretty proud rainbow, if you ask me.
Blah blah blah there is a storyline to this show, let’s look at horses and knights!
The Red Knight actually got hurt during the joust. No, really. He couldn’t get up. The cast was great and played it off REALLY well. Kudos to them. His replacement looked dramatically different then the original. None of the kids could tell. In case you’re interested, the Green Knight won.
Those are some satisfied faces right there!
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