Monday, October 4, 2010

The Good Ole Days - Long Ago and Far Away

We went to the KC Renaissance Fair yesterday - what a great photo op!  It was a glorious, sunshine autumn day that was just cool enough to need a sweater.  The Fair is located in a beautiful wooded area which is perfect for such an event, but unfortunately for photography, it means there are lots of dappling shadows!  But the setting was really great and the costumes and colors were absolutely fabulous.  Walt and Katie, I hope you are enjoying these photos - I'm getting them posted as quickly as possible so you can share with us in all our family fun.  This will be my last post from Kansas as I head west toward home tomorrow.

Walt and I came here the autumn of 1989 with Katie when we were living at Fort Leavenworth.  It will be fun when I get home to get out the photo albums and check out the pictures that I took then!

These were the belly dancers and very difficult to see, but I loved the swirling skirts and the color.

Fairies everywhere.

The costumes were amazing.  Obviously the participants have huge investments in costumes.

Of course, there was jousting!

Here is Josh flying high.

And Noah.

And even little almost-four Jacob got into the act.   He loved it!

Our little towheads.  (Matthew, Jacob, Noah)

This was the funniest.  Zack had Caleb on his shoulders and the baby was grabbing Zack's hair and sucking on it!  Hilarious!

Jacob and Zack sharing peanuts.

More fairies.

The only time Caleb was in the stroller was when he was sleeping!  Here is Sophie carrying him.  Everybody in this family has strong arms!

BIG dog.  His name was Hercules. . . .

This "park" has been here for thirty years and some of the buildings are very well done.  It's really a fun place.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Jacob is only "almost three" ;-)