Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Medieval Fair .... Food

I know, I know... I said I would post a review of the Hunger Games books, but I'll just savor that suspense for a little bit longer. :)

Instead, I'm going to tell you about my experience this year at the Medieval Fair in Norman.

I have been looking forward to this for weeks! It opened on Friday at 10 am.  I really tried to convince my boss to send me on a funnel cake run, but she didn't go for it.  [Especially because I'd already been sent on a donut run earlier that morning ;)]

So Saturday morning rolls around and we take our time getting the day started.  We both had some errands and chores that morning.  Finally, it starts cooling down outside and we decide to head out.

Luckily my amazing husband knows everywhere in Norman, because I would have been lost!  We were slightly concerned about parking, but for no reason.  We got a great spot across the street from all the activities.

So we're finally there....at the fair.  IT IS HUGE!!!  It has grown every year I've gone and this year was no different.  I just couldn't believe that there was such a large market for medieval fair themed items!

Anyway, our main goal and reason for attending ------ the food!!  We each had the same amount of money to spend on whatever we wanted.  First, we split a funnel cake...yummy!! It didn't even last long enough to take a picture!  And of course you can't eat a funnel cake while walking around, so we sat behind a tent with an Asian family and chowed down.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I was carrying around a black umbrella this entire time so I only had one free hand, if that, depending on the wind.  Why an umbrella, you ask?  Because I am one pale, redheaded chick who hates the smell of sunscreen.  So the umbrella protects from the Sun's evil UltraViolet minions who attack me :) [Spoiler: I totally won! Not even a slightly pink sunburn!!!]

Later, the husband got a turkey leg and I helped him eat a little.  I have never eaten a turkey leg before.  I always thought they were too messy and people look so .... um, gross, eating them.  But I went for it, and it was pretty delicious, though its still not my first choice of Fair Food.

Then we met up with our wonderful friends and their adorable baby girls (twin 1 year olds who have recently learned to high-five and say "Dog" and are just so stinkin' cute!!).  We walked around for a little while, but fair grounds aren't very stroller friendly so the men-folk took the babies to our apartment while the ladies continued to walk around.

I almost bought a Claddaugh Ring as I always almost do every time I go to the Fair, but the one I liked was out of my budget [AKA I had already spent so much on food, let's just be honest].

We started to walk away and head to the car when I spotted it...the signature blue of DIPPIN' DOTS!! So we turned around and walked back towards that border of the fair and lo and behold, there was an elephant!! Named Paisley!

We said "hello," I dominated some chocolate dippin' dots and then we went to rescue the boys and babies who didn't have a key to the apartment. :)

It was a wonderful day! Great company! Amazing yummies!! Precious babies! and an Elephant!!

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