See what I did there? Did you like my little Simon and Garfunkel reference? You didn’t? Well, too bad.
dressed up for the nearby Renaissance Fair! Actually, here in Germany they are called Mittlealtermarkt….
definitely something for people of all ages. (Did you get it now?) It
was very small compared to other fairs I have been to in the past
(especially compared to the one in Maryland where I went with Wendy and Amanda…too fun!! Here are some photos)
and my corset at home so I was dressed like a normy. This was
Thorsten’s first Renn Fair and it was pretty hilarious….I wish I got a
picture of his face. Let’s face it, in our relationship: he’s the
jock and I’m the nerd….you can imagine what it is like to throw a jock
into a place like this. But Thorsten is also a guy who goes into
things with an open mind and you know what? He enjoyed himself.
We walked around the shops and looked around….which didn’t take long because of how short it was. But then we found this beauty:
beer and I got mead…
I love mead. I really love mead. I even bought a bottle, I was so
excited…..except for the fact that the dude behind the counter
literally sniffed my ten Euro note before taking it with his teeth. I
know he was trying to pretend that “ooooooo how modern is this paper money?!” But even for me, it was a bit much.
I got this awesome picture of the view of Hohentwiel from the Fair.
Too cool.Anyway, T finally came back with his beer…
And my mead (next to the uber cool bottle I bought). If any of who
had the pleasure of trying real mead (say at The Irish Lion in
Bloomington, Indiana) you will know that normally I have had mead in a small glass….barely bigger than a shot glass. This is because mead is hella strong. So you can imagine how I was by the end of drinking this beast.
Though eventually he moved over to T’s lap, where he fell asleep again.
All in all, it was a great day….we were all very exhausted and happy
by the end. I don’t know when or where the next Renn Fair is, but at
least put these two castles on your list of things to see when you
come visit me 🙂
Coming up next Monday, I will be tackling another huge festival: Muswiese!