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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Part 3 of 3

Good morning,

This is the third and last set of images from our trip to the Ohio Renaissance Festival.  Above are two more wonderful costumes we saw at the Festival.

My Honey, grandchildren Alex and Kate, and I were having a wonderful time just taking in all the sites, but also had worked up a good hunger. 
 There are so many things to do and eat that it would take days to see and try everything.
Here are more clothes to buy...
...and around the next bend is another street carefully built to replicate the Renaissance Period.
 Finally!  We found the special treat!  My Honey has a turkey leg every time we are here.
Alex, Kate, and I preferred the giant cheeseburgers.  Alex was too busy chewing to smile.  ;)
 Then, off we went once again, with Alex reading the map and leading the way.
 Although we didn't need to use it, I got a kick out of the ATM sign.
 We are nearing the end of our tour of the Festival grounds now.  We remember this tomato toss from previous years.  The target guy did a good job of encouraging people to throw 66 cent tomatoes (3 for $2.)  What a profit margin!
As we crossed a bridge toward the end of our tour we turned to see a darling wood nymph in character. 

At the end of the circle tour of the Festival there was a display of medieval torture (inside a building) that I would not recommend for children.  It is much too realistic for the kids. 

We spent our final time at the Fair making purchases.  Alex and Kate's Dad (our son) sent each of them with $20 to spend.  They managed to purchase a mug for their Dad, jewelry for their sister, a shield for their brother, and small items for themselves.  It was so sweet of them to buy for their family and not just for themselves. 

I hope you've enjoyed our images of the Fair.  We had a grand day together. 

Very best,



Wanda..... said...

Very nice outing with the grandchildren, Lois. Pioneer Village in Waynesville is also near the area!

Steve Willson said...

This was a regular field trip destination when my kids were in school. I chaperoned all the trips, so I saw the festival several times at the whirlwind pace of excited elementary school students in a hurry.

stringsofpurls said...

That indeed is sweet to see them have such generous hearts...bet they learned some of that from Grandma!

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful time to be spent with your Grandchildren. Wish all ours lived a little closer. Our daughter is expecting her first baby, and she lives near North Pole, Alaska. She has her Masters and teaches up there. It will be very hard to be this far away from a new grandbaby. Our other grandbabies are scattered from Utah, to Oregon, to Nevada. You are very lucky.

River Glorious said...

I would have eaten most of my twenty dollars, but then I was a pretty selfish kid when I was a kid. I'm glad your family has a better heart than I did. *smiles*

Thank you for the tour. I never saw anything like that when I lived in the States, so this is nice.


P.S. Still working on "making" good compost.

Elaine said...

Nice tour of a fun festival! I especially liked the wook nymph.

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...I am bringing up the rear here today it looks.
Been busy trying to get things caught up.
Your festival looks like great fun...and with kids it brings such a different dynamic to the whole thing!!
Sweet memories!!

Diana said...

Again this brings back some fond memories Lois. When my daughter Ginny was with us at the fair, many years ago, she was fussing over something, crying a bit. One of the characters at the fair started yelling "Beat the child some more!". It was embarrassing yet funny at the same time! I'm enjoying all of your fun!
Love Di ♥

Anonymous said...

What a great place to go and visit. I liked the idea of streets with replica buildings. That's kinds neat. I am sure the kids loved going and the food I bet was yummy! ...debbie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Lois, looks like you all had a lot of fun and some great weather too. The turkey leg looked inviting and would have been my choice too.

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, this was a fun outing for all of us.

Montana, yes, we have two of our grandchildren living across a mountain range from us. We keep in contact by email, but it just isn't the same.

Steve, we saw groups of kids there and saw the chaperons keeping up with them. ;)

River, we sprung for the kids' food, so they didn't have to worry about spending their "spending money" on that. Even so, we had to encourage them to get some lunch. I'm sure your compost will work out well. In addition to air and water, Mix some brown vegetable matter in with the green, too, and turn it to speed it up.

Thanks, Wanda, I'll have to check into the Pioneer Village in Waynesville. That will be fun with the kids. :)

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,