My first notice of this unhinged and free falling child like wonder was this horse attached to an airport wire. There was a line of many, many children waiting to hop on board, hold a wooden sword and try to joust at a wooden dragon as he is sliding down on his mighty steed. Maybe it is a sign that I am getting old but I immediately thought upon seeing this was that it seemed a little dangerous. Don't get me wrong, I would have been ALL over this as a child but couldn't you fall off of it? Couldn't you tear a muscle if the sword got caught? Couldn't you have an amazing ass time? I am sure this was thrilling for all children involved and as far as I saw, there were no casualties.... except for that small piece of my soul that whimpered at the thought of never being able to experience this myself.
What about a knife throw? (there was also an ax throw, a ninja star throw and a cannon ball shooting thing). I don't know about you, but I would think that you wouldn't want to give your child money to throw sharp objects. Turns out I was wrong again. I saw many a children being given 5 knives for $2 to throw at frog's hearts. Violent much? Probably, but they looked like they were having so much fun that I threw some ninja stars... so sue me. I don't think it's an issue throwing weapons. Heck, it might even been a worthwhile skill come the zombie apocalypse.
All I have to say is, "What a bunch of hoodlums!"
Highlights from my day:
- First things first, we noticed we came on the perfect day... the day of the Cleavage Contest!
- Girl, you know I got my deliciously messy turkey leg.
- The King's Nuts, enough said.
- Our Knight was not the "champion" we hoped he'd be but it sure was fun to watch!
- Me and my stud threw some ninja stars, and it was very much a fun time.
- Baby tigers. Cuteness. Overload.
- The best dressed of the day, Monty Python inspired.
- Hoodlums in the making
- My man left me in dungeons lockup.
Have you ever been to the Renaissance Faire?