Monday, July 9, 2007
July 4th at Medieval Times
This year's fireworks displays were canceled due to inclement weather. (In Texas that generally means flash flooding, torrential downpours or tornados!) We had the torrential downpours and flash flooding the entire week of July 4th - to the degree that we were rerouted to our home a few times due to washed out roads just by our home. The creek near our home had risen over ten feet and had white water rapids while our street looked like a river itself draining into the 'creek'.
So, we decided to be untraditional and attend the "Medieval Times" exhibition! What an amazing time it was. We all had great fun dining with our hands while watching the Andalusian horses perform, Falconry demonstrations and the entire tournament of the realm. The tournament had six knights with jousting, sword fighting and traditional tournament games. Our little 'knight' came home from the evening and immediately went to find his knight costume and wielded his new sword. The girls loved seeing the knight's battle for the love of a 'real princess'. After each game in the tournament the knights would throw flowers to the princesses in the crowd and our girls were thrown a flower! They were starry eyed...It was true love as they cheered the red and yellow knight!
The evening was a great success and on the way home we found that other cities had not canceled their celebrations of the 4th - so, we chased fireworks and got to see Fort Worth's beautiful display!