Our group of friends have attended this particular faire every year since '05. Not everyone can always make it (I missed it both years I was in Dallas), but at least four or five of us make it there every year. Part of that is because it always falls the weekend before or after Rapier Wit's birthday, and thus it's become a tradition.
Sherri got to pet an owl this year. To be honest, I don't know how that matches up with the year she got to ride an elephant (pictured right), but she was pretty excited about it. I, however, did not pet an owl this year, because I made a poor choice in footwear so Sam and I left early. Ah well.
The fun thing about returning to the same faire year after year is seeing people you recognize from previous years, whether that be vendors, other vistors, or those participating in the jousting tournaments.
We of course had to make a stop for the huge glass bottles of root beer that are sold each year. I sometimes suspect that the root beer is why we make this trip each year.
Yes, it's that good.
Through virtue of lack of funds, Sam and I managed to resist purchasing any of the clothing that they sell there. However, I will confess that there were a couple of dresses which I lusted after.
First there was this blue dress, which immediately made me think of my halfling character, Annie. It's totally something that I could see her wearing.
However, the one that really got my heart pounding was this gorgeous outfit:
I make an excellent pirate wench, for the record, and this dress would be perfect. Alas, it was not meant to be.
The other outfit which we came across that excited Adorable Nurse in particular was this awesome steampunk outfit:
Adorable Nurse has a not-quite-obsession with steampunk, so she had a grand time seeing all of the steampunk-style items for sale at the faire.
Here you can see Adorable Nurse modeling that rocking hat.
Isn't this completely awesome? I love the detail work on it!
Of course, Adorable Nurse had to show it to her husband, Walking Hyperbole.
Doesn't he look distinguished? If only he had a cane with a sword in it....