Hannah learning the rules of a game
Watching a sword fight
Leah riding a very "medieval" ride.
It really was a nice afternoon spent with just the five of us. On the way home, Mike and I were laughing about the interesting people a fair like this tends to lure out. It really is quite a place for people watching! And we decided that if the real Medieval Times looked like the Medieval Fair of today, they would have:
3. "Fresh Squeezed Lemonade" from a can
4. $5 parking areas
5. Clothes for sale with tags that read "Made in China"
6. Horrible Sword Fighting reenactments between knights and ninjas.
7. Very busty women walking around selling CD's
8. Castle shaped bounce houses
9. Camel Rides
10. Indian taco stands
Oh well...it was still a fun afternoon, even if it wasn't a completely true representation of the era!
Mom Update: Today was a great day. The doctor drained 2.5 liters of fluid from my mom's lungs which relieved the pressure in her chest. With that pressure gone, she could breathe on her own, so they removed the ventilator! Yay! Tomorrow when I visit she will be able to talk and be less tied down to her bed. Those things alone will make a difference in her healing time. In addition, the nurse practitioner who changed mom's wound dressing today said it looked the best it has since her surgery. In fact, she said it looks like new tissue is trying to grow! Getting that wound to heal is priority one. Even though Mom was a little irritable and down much of the morning, her spirits lifted this afternoon and my dad reported that she was doing well this evening. I am looking forward to seeing her tomorrow!