Our friends make it a yearly pilgrimage, so were well versed on the travel route, stopping spots and must-sees. So we just happily followed the Caravan caravan (yes we both drive Dodges).
|Entrance to Warwickshire|
|The Queen's Court, Opening Ceremonies|
|Melords and m'ladies|
|Band of Merrymakers|
|One of many full-of-character artisan shops|
|Entrance to a hobbit hole?|
|The hilarious Sister Act duo|
|An artisan hard at work|
|The Tory Steller|
|Acrobat playing two recorders while balanced on his head.|
|The Knave of Hearts|
|Yours truly demonstrating a feat of strength - NOT!|
|The girls and yours truly astride the camel|
|A $20,000 hand made glass chess set - I've asked for it for Christmas.|
|Two of the jousting horses at rest.|
|The Missus and Yours Truly, as we truly should be!|
|The hypnotic tensome|
|Feasting on a Turkey leg - just a sampling of the many hearty victuals.|
And that is basically just what we did. There was much good food (way too much caloric intake for two short days), scads of witty and skilful entertainers, and ambience galore, to say nothing of heaving bosoms and sweaty brows (it was hot and humid, and costumes were full and revealing (I know kind of an oxymoron, but nonetheless true).
Set in the forest on a very scenic hill, there are fifteen stages, a jousting field, myriads of artisan shops as well as foods to tempt the most discriminating tastebuds. Envision the following battered and deep fried: cheese curds, dill pickles and ice cream. Stave off those hunger pangs with a hot and juicy turkey drumstick, a slab of foot tall cake, and wash it all down with a mug of fresh squeezed lemonade or ale, if you prefer. Ahh, I'm getting hungry just remembering.
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.