Ye olde weekend recap

Renaissance Festival was a blast, as always. We got there a little before 10:00 Saturday morning and decided to kill some time walking around the place until the rest of our party showed up around noon. One of our early stops was at one of the myriad food booths to get the mandatory fried alligator (yes, mandatory :-) But our second stop was the most fruitful—and the coolest.

We stopped in the candle maker’s booth, just to see what he had. We hadn’t been there but for a few seconds, watching him craft handmade candles, when my sweetie points very excitedly to a candle on the back wall. A unity candle. One that was instantly perfect for our upcoming wedding. So we ordered it, along with a couple of tapers to round out the set. The funny thing is that up until then, we weren’t even certain that we would be doing the whole unity candle ceremony at the wedding, but that’s a moot point now—the candle determined it for us. It was kinda neat telling people “that’s our candle he’s making” while they were oohing and aahing over it being made.

And although we didn’t go in costume this year, we may be going dressed appropriately next year. You see, we found this really great clothing shop there and tried on some of the pieces—a doublet for me, a bodice for her. Let’s just say that the look of the outfits on each of us made the other just drool. Yep, we’ll have to get them, if only for the mutual lust factor. ;-)

Of course, we had to stop in to see The Ded Bob Sho.

We ended up leaving around 5:30 or so. And unlike last year, it didn’t rain buckets on us. All in all, a great way to spend a day.