100 Things Bucket List for 2016, I thought I would update as things get checked off. One of those things just happened to be attending a Ren Fair. It so happens that our local Renaissance Festival is in Tampa near the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI for the locals) and runs every weekend from February until April I believe. It cost about $20 for adults and $10 for kids. A big tip: don't wear flip flops. Old tennis shoes are best.
Magic and colors and shiny things abound. As soon as we walked in we were serenaded, bombarded with delicious scents from the food stands and strange sights everywhere.
The people really made this event as magical as it came to be. From fair maidens trying to find a cool spot of shade, to the bae faes sitting in the trees and knights who engaged us in conversation.
The mermaid regaled us with squeaks and chirps, communicating that for a mere $1 she would dive and retrieve blue sea glass gemstones for a gift.
And then there is this guy who had a funny story about how he earned his tiara...
... maybe you'll run into him and he will tell it to you.
We passed by this place three or four times just so I could smell the nag champa burning away.
We went during the Scottish and Irish themed weekend and saw some Highland Games. And maybe a bit more. #thosethighstho
And my personal favorite and spirit animal....
.... the Scottish elf. I just wanted to squeeze him.
I count the Ren Fair a success and will certainly return (in costume) and buy some incense and take in the sights. And another curried vegetable pasty.
Some other things I have checked off my 100 Things Bucket List:
- watched Breakfast at Tiffany's and sobbed and laughed
- visited Diagon Alley, but you know that
- explored a National Park (Cherokee National Park in North Carolina)
- played in snow
- sent a care package
- tried Indian cuisine
- brought someone dinner
- Bungalow 360 bag (for Christmas from my girls)
- took a writing risk, which you can read here
- started the girls an ornament box
- got Savanna's hair layered
- ordered fish at a restaurant (got blackened red fish and actually liked it)
Twelve down, not bad. Have you been to a Ren Fair? Checked any goals or dreams off?