Monday, April 07, 2008

I'm toast

Bebo and I attended Scarborough Faire, a Renaissance Festival just south of Dallas. This is its 28th year and the first year I had attended. Bebo had gone in years past, but not for about the last 16. We'd been promising to go for around 14 and decided that this year we'd go. Was it fun? I spent the day with Bebo, bought some great stuff. But fun? Not better than the North Texas Irish Festival. I hurt. We were only on our feet for about 5 1/2 hours and they ache. I'm used to being on my feet for 7 1/2 hours and they have never hurt this much. They have these stone walkways - not gravel really, more like little garden stones, chunks here and there. Stepping on them not only made walking a little hazardous (you've stepped on a little rock and had your foot turn, haven't you?), but each step would thrust one of those little stones through my tennis shoe bottom. I probably have little bruises all over the bottom of my feet. And it was really kinda ... boring? While the NTIF has music everywhere, bands on stage almost every half hour in different venues throughout the area, Scarborough had some traveling musicians, or a single player singing outside of a shop. It was almost silent, except for the occasional shouts from the "barkers" and maybe a sword fight here and there. I did get my hair braided - it looks pretty. Too bad it won't last. Oh well, at least I can finally say that I've been to the faire, but I doubt I'll be going back.

12 comments:

Brandy said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy yourself more. But, you can now say you've been (And don't have to go back!) and added a new experience! Soak those feet! Hugs.

Tori Lennox said...

Hey, I've been to Scarborough Faire! The Texas Renaissance Festival is better, but I still thought Scarborough was fun. :)

bebo said...

I was very disappointed in the Faire. It was soooo much better/livelier/full of activies in years past. Like Bailey, I was borderline bored. Plus I have this pulled tendon thing in my ankle & I spend the day looking DOWN to see where I was stepping, so probably missed a lot.

On the other hand, new earrings & the day spent w/ Bailey! I don't think we'll be going back again.

Dru said...

That's my saying..been there, done that and now I don't have to go back.

At least you got some good buys out of it.

Sorry about your feet.

Melissa Marsh said...

I once went to a Scots-Irish festival in Estes Park, Colorado. While it was fun and interesting, it wasn't exactly WILDLY fun. I know what you mean about being on your feet all day, too.

Susan said...

Sorry to learn you didn't have a better time. I hope you will post a photo with your braided hair!

catslady said...

Like the one that Simon and Garfunkel sang about??? Love that song lol. Hope the feet are better today.

Amie Stuart said...

aw thatsucks!!!! i was hoping to take the boys back this year (and see that palm reader!)

bebo said...

Amie: I don't know that this would have affected attendance, but it was also the weekend of the races at TX Motor Speedway - maybe not the same demographic, but possibly could have affected turnout. On the other hand, the vendors and players just seemed... tired

Lexi said...

Well, I don't feel so badly about missing it then! Sorry your feet hurt and you weren't as thrilled with the day as you'd hoped.

Shirley said...

Yes, at least you can say you've been. I would love to be able to say that. Not sure I want to go now, but I'd like to be able to say I'd been. :o)

Marty said...

Well, you never know until you try. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Gave it the old college try. Cliche'd out? me too!