Friday, January 21, 2011

 Medieval Times
The meal presentation.  It starts with soup and garlic bread.  Very tasty.  And no.. still no utensils.  you drink the soup.
My Birthday present from my son Dana.  My birthday was November 2nd.  Such fun!!! I was pretty thrilled.  i would have preferred to have my husband AND son there... but ... hubby and I headed to the castle in Toronto, to attend the dinner and tournament.  Good times.  We got seats at table one, right down in the front. That was awesome.  So close to the festivities and the horses, and the men on horseback!!!!  Yepper. We were on the side of the black knight.  Each section has their own knight.  

You can't really tell how close we were sitting... but trust me... we were as close as we could get, without being IN the pit with the knights.    It was a good gift.  And I've wanted to go there for so many years.  Too many to count.   I'm posting a few pics, just to give you an idea of events. I highly recommend that you go and see Medieval Times.  it's not just for children.  It's a fun Mom and Dad date.  There were plenty of adult only groups.  Go.. have fun.. indulge in the fantasy!  
Gary loved the soup.  So did I.  Very yummy.  And who doesn't love the excuse of eating with your hands?!
So many things going on!
The entire event is one ongoing story.  Like watching a live movie.
A beautiful spectacle!

The King and Princess, as they address their guests.

Ready to eat, and enjoy the show.

There were a number of horses that did amazing things.  What awesome beauties.

Another picture of our black knight.

The Prince finally returns.  
Here is a picture of our black knight.

Here is our knight, dressed in all his finery, ready for battle.  And yes... they DO battle!

This is the man who told the story, introduced the knights, and the events going on.  He spoke with the King, the Princess, the Prince, and the Knights. Very cute.

A Falcon and his trainer.  This falcon was incredible.  You will see him fly out from his trainer, and return... soar, eat, dive, and return again, on command.  Amazingly beautiful animal.
Here he is with his trainer... about to be sent off to those of us around the area.  He flew out over all of us, and was so gorgeous.
Here is the gorgeous falcon, flying and soaring over our heads.  He was much closer than he appears.  So wonderful.
Our manservant.  For food, we had potatoes, chicken legs, bun, etc.  And NO utensils.  You eat with your hands, as you would have had you been eating at the castle during these actual times.  The bowls and things are iron or steel.  Heavy

Many things take place during the event.  Parades, horse shows, battles, you name it.
Here I am at my table.  The empty chair is Gary's, and he's taking the picture. 

Our lead man and speaker again.  Very sweet and appealing accent, ladies.

Beauregard missed us, so here he is with the paper crown on his head, sitting on me, and completely unwilling to let me out of his sight.  He's a very dramatic fella.

1 comment:

Connie said...

very interesting!! You have some great pic's!!