To the audience, the spoils

Thursday, December 1, 2011

This past Thanksgiving weekend we skipped the Pioneers' Ages and went straight back in time to the Medieval Ages. I guess it does not have anything to do with turkeys but the kids had fun anyway.

We attended the famous Medieval Times Show. If you have never been to one, according to my beloved Wikipedia (as I am sure their words would explain better than mine) "it is a family dinner theater featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting, and jousting performed by a cast of 75 actors and 20 horses".

You sit, eat with your hands, watch men running for their lives, horses performing their tricks, eat some more, and eat some more. Most of the time the place is dark with only the theater area illuminated, which means that I started to feel like a medieval person, grabbing food with my bare hands and dripping fat from my elbows. On the good side, every piece of chicken that Luke dropped on the floor disappeared in the darkness, and he did not want to leave the table at this dinner.

It was a fun activity to do with the kids. Even Mark could not keep his eyes out of the stage. My niece was lucky enough to grab the flower the knight threw to the audience after kissing it. Just like in the fairy tales.