In short, this last weekend rocked!
Coleen picked me up on Saturday, and we headed straight to Dallas. Was pleasantly surprised to find the traffic light, and the drive relatively short in length, time-wise anyhow.
We get to the motel around 9:30 or so, and check in. The place is under renovation, as we found out while wandering around looking for our room. The lady at the front desk gave us horrid directions. Eventually though, we found the room, and settled in. Once we were settled, we went to the bar downstairs and had a few drinks. Nothing like Crown and Cola to make for a relaxing night.
Crashed out that night, and the next morning got dressed and went to Scarborough Faire. Rained off and on most of the day, but we had an umbrella, so that was no problem. I do think I’m going to need to start wearing a knee brace to faires though. My knees and my right foot were killing me by the time we left. Caught some cool shows, and checked out some nice shops.
Caste In Bronze – An awesome show. The guy plays an instrument similar in some ways to a piano, except that the levers and such he pushes ring bells ranging anywhere from 4 or 5 inches across to over a foot across. Mixes it with some modern recordings, and just totally blows the mind.
Not so happy about the History of Torture or Monster Museum attractions. The History of Torture one was set in a faux castle, and was basically a haunted house. Probably a pretty good one, if you enjoy that sort of thing. I despise being startled though, so I didn’t care for it all that much. The Monster Museum was a touch of a let-down. Had too much pop-culture influence, rather than being at all historically accurate, as far as the legends and so forth go. More Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings film trilogy influence than there was midevil legend influence, which was frustrating.
Over all though, we had fun, and just relaxed that day. Picked Will up that afternoon, and he spent the night with us at the Motel, as well as the day with us on Sunday. Coleen and I spent quite a bit of cash and took him to Medievil Times on Sunday. Was fun, if a bit cheesey. But the cheese was expected. What was funniest about the whole deal was that the lady we’d made reservations with had informed us that dressing up in garb was entirely appropriate and that a lot of people did so. We showed up in garb, and we were the ONLY ADULTS that were dressed up renaissance-style. Slightly embarrased, yet entertained.
Took Will home shortly after that, and C and I went to The Fox and Hound Pub for drinks. I had three Goombay Smashes (3 types of Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice) and two shots of Crown. Was a happy guy. She tore into a huge margarita and 3 shots of Cuervo Gold.
Went back to the motel and ..um…well… hehehe…. We had more fun. Afterwards, we realize that we likely had other motel guests listening in the entire time, since they appeared to have no problems conversing directly on the other side of our door. So, apparently we put on a good show. *shrug*
Monday we went back to Scarby. Was fun. We got there and the weather seemed OK, so we left the umbrella in the car. Were fine for the first 4 hours or so we were there. Caught Hey Nunnie Nunnie, and were starting to watch Don Juan & Miguel, when the sky decided to unleash a downpour on us. About an hour later, we were soaked to the bone, frozen, and laughing at people stuck in the parking lot. Maybe it’s wrong to laugh. But it was hard not to laugh at cross-dressing pixies man-handling minivants with giant pearlescent wings on his..its…her…erm…on the back. In short—-we were entertained.
Got home fairly early that evening, and just relaxed after cleaning up the muddy mess the dogs had made of the kitchen floor.
*sigh* Why for the weekend go by so fast?