The end of the summer in our family is always punctuated with the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival every year. It’s a great event filled with handmade art, little skits and fun and food for all. This year, it was a soggy one. I did point out that I was certain the next day would be nice and sunny, but they all decided that a little rain didn’t matter. It was the wettest day this year. It didn’t stop….EVER!! And I mean torrential downpours. We plugged through and made our way through the pathways, visited the shops and had the best time we could.
First stop, completing Katie’s fairy look. The artist, Jessica Kramer is very impressive. She had Katie’s makeup done in less than five minutes. This thrilled Katie, she really wanted to find the fairies and was convinced that if she looked like them, they would all come out of hiding. Unfortunately with all the rain, the pathway actors were few and reasonably so. They are unable to shield themselves from the rain. I wouldn’t want to hang outdoors either. She did find a bubble fairy and they were also stopped by the town washer who was offering free scrubbings with all the free water falling from the skies. Jake took him up on the offer.This dear lady offered to keep Zack. We really didn’t think we should inflict that on her.
We plugged through for four hours. We visited the shops and the kids played a few games.
Mr. C. got his turkey leg…
And then we made one final stop….If you ever stop at the Renaissance Festival, don’t leave without seeing these ladies. It is a family favorite. They came out and performed during the downpour just for us. Katie loves them and after the show, she gave them a tip and got a hug from Izzy. What a big event in her little world!
Mr. C. did buy me a memento this year. This woman’s work is incredible. Jo Lowe makes roses and other art work out of copper, then scents the with rose oil. The metal holds the scent. My rose is displayed in a piece of grapevine. I just love it. Stop by her page on Facebook and take a look.
She is definitely one of my necessary stops.
After four hours and three soaked kids, we headed home. I reminded everyone numerous times of my suggestion of going the next day and that I didn’t want to hear anyone complaining. For once, it worked. I look forward to a nice sunny day next year at the Festival.