Saturday, March 20, 2010
Yesterday, we had quite the day!
We started off our day at the Renaissance Festival.
The festival had organized a special day just for children.
What made it a sweet deal was that children under age six were free!
Plus, the wonderful organizer comped our group free tickets for all of the adults who attended. Such a wise marketing decision and kind gesture as well, because then, instead of us paying for admission, we spent more money on food and purchasing hand made items from the various artisans.
We went with our homeschool group as a field trip. It was the first field trip I have organized for our group and it went smoothly for the most part...just was so surprised at the sheer volume of people there for the day.
To start out the morning, the boys both had on long sleeved red shirts and on I had on a red shirt with a cream colored sweater...
Totally thought that these would help us to stand out in the crowd for those folks in the group looking for us. What I did not know was the several school groups would also be sporting very similar red shirts!
Guess we should make some brightly colored tie dye shirts for future trips!
It didn't matter though, as it warmed up so quickly that by midday, it was too warm for long sleeves and the boys had to switch to short sleeved t-shirts.
Ah, such is life in the Sunshine State! The weather was perfect, though, as there was a nice breeze and loads of trees providing shade throughout the festival grounds.
The festival featured various "classes" for the children, along with performances of all kinds.
It was very informative and interesting. the people there were very colorful, to say the least. Some of the costumes were bordering on strange, but the children seemed to enjoy all of it.
Big Bro and Little Bro enjoyed the various activities.
Such a neat experience!