Are you going?

28 May, 2011 § Leave a comment

Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Waxahachie, ...
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Today, Holly and I went to Scarborough Faire. For those of you unfamiliar with Scarborough, it is a renaissance festival held for a few months every year just outside Dallas, Texas. I didn’t take any pictures (though I had originally meant to) because I didn’t feel anything was particularly picture-worthy. That’s not to say we didn’t enjoy ourselves – we certainly did – I just didn’t have any really great photo-ops.

We went with a friend, my parents, my brother, and his fiancee. I’m not going to give you the step-by-step of the whole day; just some of the finer points.

At the end of the day, Holly and I came home with a new necklace (for her), a couple new candles (they last forever!), and a couple bags of the greatest candied nuts you’ll ever taste (we get two bags every year). And plenty of beer was had. This is the first of two family outings we’re sure to make every year where everybody comes home drunk. The second is Oktoberfest in Addison, which hopefully I’ll remember to post about in a few months.

Every year there are shows, plenty of food, souvenirs, games, comedy, music, costumes, people who look amazing, people who look ridiculous, people who just don’t make any sense, mud, dirt, dust, bugs, woods, wildlife, children… you get the point. It’s wacky, it’s exciting, it’s different, it’s whimsical, and it’s an awful lot of fun.

Long story short, we had fun. The evening was marred a bit by the news that Holly will have to go in to work tomorrow, despite her originally having the weekend off, but we still had fun while at Scarborough. If you’re in the north Texas area and you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. Try the Scotch eggs – they’re always there. And the mead – it’s good, too. The “King’s Nuts” are a staple for sure, and the Legendary Candle Co. is a must-see.

Wear your sun screen, spray yourself with Off, and make sure you bring cash. We’ll see you next time!

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