So, we’ve spent the past two weekends, at the St. Louis Renaissance Faire. We are there this weekend, too, and we will be there for the last two of faire season! Why? Because it’s just what we do. The Girl Child has worked for one of the food vendors for six years now (The Dragon’s Breath Grill – best food at the faire). I sometimes work the booth, as well, but mostly, I’m shooting all the festivities. The Hubs takes some pictures, too, but mostly, he is the social butterfly, the taster of food and drink, or the adjuster of garb. LOL
Anyway, I thought I would share some pictures of us today, since this is what we are actually doing! Kind of a “Blogger on the Scene” vibe. LOL
(This first picture is a fancy one that Jay did up, but there are a bunch more pictures below, mostly mine. Unless I’m in them, obviously. Which almost never happens. For good reason.)
The Hubs and I chatting with a friend…
Working the booth with The Girl Child and our friend, Vicky. You can see how thrilled I am to have my picture made.
The Girl Child, stepping out from behind the booth to hawk food and to open the treasure chest for some of the smaller customers. Every little pirate captain or medieval princess gets a treasure!
The Hubs, hanging out with the musicians – of course.
The Hubs, hanging out with the Scots Guild – of course.
A shot Jay got of The Hubs and I walking up The Hill on the first day of Faire.
The Hubs and I getting our pictures done sitting in the Throne of Swords…because THRONE OF FREAKING SWORDS!!!!! Amirite?!?!
Yup, that’s me. In garb. Expressing my love of having my picture taken. Heh.
The Hubs mugging it up with the bellydancers and Jay garbing it up for the first time this year.
The Girl Child Taking orders…
…and relaxing during some downtime between customers…
The Hubs having a chat with The King of France…
…catching one of the many shows…
…and catching me at The King’s Pub! Heh. I love The King’s Pub…
Honestly, these pictures don’t even begin to catch all the things to do at Faire. It’s truly one of our favorite times of the year, whether we are working it, photographing it, or simply enjoying ourselves.
If you get a chance to attend a renaissance faire, do it. Step out of your comfort zone. It’s different. It’s fun for everyone in the family, from the very small to the very tall. You’ll find some delicious food and drink. You’ll shop for unique things. You’ll meet fairies and royals and highlanders. You’ll see bellydancers and jugglers and musicians. You’ll see performers that you might not see anywhere else. I promise you, it will be a great day!
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