Jasmine Becket-Griffith (jasminetoad) wrote,
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Fun day!!!

We went to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival today (in Tampa) - what fun!!!!! It was in a lot of ways very similar to the one back in KC, I don't think it was quite as large though, and it was in a brand new location this year so it doesn't yet have it's "permanent" buildings (so it was very tent-heavy) - I kept hearing merchants grumbling about that, lol, but it didn't matter to me. If I decide to have a shop there next year maybe they'll have that set up by then! There were several fantasy art booths, which was very cool.

A lot of the same stores were there - even the same signs on the food booths, lol. It was surreal kind of, because I kept thinking I was back in KC, but I'd see palm trees and Spanish Moss everywhere. Very beautiful location - big old Live Oaks with so much moss and ferns and stuff.

We had some great food (fried veggies of ALL types, pretzels, chocolate-covered-cheesecake-on-a-stick, honey mead, wine, pizza, etc.). We went to tons of merchant/artisan's shops - I saw TONS of stuff I liked - lots of clothes especially. This one seemed to have a lot more clothing than the KC one does. Matt tried on some armor that he wants to get (someday - it's pricey stuff!!!). I didn't buy any though - we might go back another weekend with some spending money.... we'll see how things are going... We watched the blacksmith make some cute little iron dragon heads, and a glass blower making "Witch Balls". We saw silly people having funny plays and stuff, and saw a lot of good birdies at the bird show! There were several very good weapons merchants, and we checked out the swords and other weapons. TONS of nice jewelry too!! Lol - they had Hermit Crab Racing there - where I picked the little hermit crab that WON!!! One of the hermit crabs they had was thirty years old - I was impressed! (He had retired from racing though I guess).

I had a lot of fun - it was nice to have a little date with Matt!!

Now I'm home cooking dinner (I can't believe I'm still hungry, lol) - homemade chili (black beans, cilantro, vegetarian spicy sausage, sweet corn, tomatoes, chiles, etc. etc. etc.). It smells really good, and hopefully will taste even better!!!

I may or may not get any painting in tonight - I have a few other things I need to get done. I'll be up bright and early tomorrow morning though!!! ;)
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