Thursday, March 7, 2013

Renaissance Festival

We took the kids to the 25th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival during our visit. Susan and I had been there before but that was several years ago and the festival has grown substantially.
There are many more Artisan shops now, along with bakeries, pubs, shows and, of course, several places to eat. 
Adam experienced several new things during his visit to the festival. He has petted a bunny before, but the picture was just so cute that I couldn't resist!
As far as I know, Adam had never been on a trampoline like this before. I kind of expected him to back out after they put the harness on, but he had a blast and went pretty high for a 3 year-old.

This was one of my favorite pictures of Charlotte having a blast playing on the grass. She fell and hit her head a few days before and you can see the bruise right in the middle of her forehead. 

Adam and Julie both experienced their first camel ride. 

Adam wanted to pet the goose, which did not surprise me, but when the handler put the goose in Adam's lap I thought there would be trouble. Adam was so gentle; you can tell he is use to being around Luke the wonder cat.

Many people roam through the festival in period authentic costumes.  The festival runs through March 31st and parking is free.

Adam was star struck when he met Meredith. He spent all week playing Temple Run Brave on Susan's kindle.

There are several shows taking place on the various stages at the festival. It is getting large enough that a person could actually get lost now.


Adam and I rode on the Swan Swing. I was surprise how high the ride got. It weighs 1200 pounds (without people) and two guys push it and keep it going.