Monday, October 19, 2009


It’s dinner AND a Tournament!

I’m not sure if any of you out there have ever been to Medieval Times or even live near one of the few locations in the country. Well, as it was my stepdad’s 64th birthday and he’s dorktastic like we all are, he wanted to go, so mom made it happen.

See, he's waaay too excited-lol

Now, I’m not too into the “Medieval” period, mainly because I have a problem with stinky people and just about everyone from that era looks like they stink-lol. Still, I love movies that have knights, and lords and ladies and DRAGONS!

There were no utensils to eat our food. We drank our soup—tomato bisque or as they say, dragon scale soup—in a pewter bowl with a handle. Then came our roasted baby dragon—or half of a rotisserie chicken. I heard a little kid ask if was really a baby dragon…too cute!

After that we had a small piece of rib and half a potato. Dessert was an apple pastry. Over all, it was a good meal and as close to what they served during that time as I’d want to get to—lol.

So they seat you in sections by the colors of the knights. They were, the Yellow Knight, the Red Knight, the Blue Knight, the Green Knight, the Black and White Knight and the Red and Yellow Knight. We are in the section for the Black and White Knight and he was the cutest knight out of the lot. Yes, this is how I chose my loyalty, by cuteness and overall lustability. I wasn’t able to get a really good picture of him. He was too busy prancing around, tossing roses into the crowd, or he had his back to me.

Although the final battle was a bit canned, the jousting was excellent. Those guys really know what they’re doing. It was a real and exciting. If you’re ever in the area, check it out. But be prepared, it costs a small fortune!

So that was part of my dorktastic weekend.

Yesterday was the first day since the 20th of September that I wrote close to 1000 words on my new wip…well, on anything. I write most on the weekends as my brain is fried when I come home after work. But since my parents moved back in town, I haven’t had a weekend to myself. I’m not complaining because I love having them near, but I NEED TO WRITE!

Now, I’m off to sleep or as I like to say, write in my head. Tell me about your dorktastic weekend.


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Sounds like y'all had a great time. I've seen tournaments at Renaissance fairs and it's thrilling to watch those horses thundering at each other. Hey, you could use the setting for urban fantasy without going real medieval. Of course, you might not get any dragons.:(
But you would get knights. :)

Amna said...

That does sound like an extra fun weekend

Tere Kirkland said...

Medieval Times sounds fun, but I've never been to one. Congrats on making progress with your writing!

Stephanie said...

We went tot eh one in Toronto a few years ago...had such a fun time!!!! Dorky, yes...but who doesn't like wearing a fun crown and eating with your hands???

We also did Dixie Stampede in Myrtle Beach a few years ago...same kind of thing but Civil War battles instead...lots of neat horse stuff. No fun hats though :(

Karen Denise said...

Yeah, we did have a nice, dorky time. My mother is already planning another trip for when my sister comes to visit.

I do have a WIP with a Knight! There are no dragons, but plenty of swords!


It WAS fun, but too much money IMO. But then again, I guess they have to pay for those horses and trainers-lol.

I have been working, trying to gear up for NaNo.

I've never heard of Dixie Stampede, but I love all those dorky type things.