It’s my 38th birthday on Wednesday, but because it’s a long weekend, my honey decided to celebrate it ahead of time by taking me to Medieval Times. For anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about, Medieval Times is a dinner and a show.
I’m a huge Medieval time period geek. I love that kind of stuff and I’d told my wife that I wanted to see the show before I shuffled off this mortal coil. She remembered and bought me the ‘King’s Package’. It was a blast!
What was our baby boy doing while we enjoyed the show?
Hanging with his friends in the pool, of course.
Anyhow, it was a surprise. I thought we were on our way to Niagara Falls, but instead we headed towards Toronto. We finally arrived, and this is what it looks like in the box office area.
We got the tickets confirmed and were given a blue crown. The paper crowns corresponded with the seat (package) you bought. We were addressed as ‘M’Lord’ and ‘M’Lady’.
My wife told me not to get used to it. It wouldn’t continue once we made it back home.
The lights dimmed and we waited in anticipation. This is what it looked like.
So after a little bit of waiting, the King’s Herald came out to address the crowd of nobles.
And then the King arrived, accompanied by his retinue of retainers, squires and knights.
We were given some type of tomato soup. It was very tasty. There were no utensils so everything you were given had to be eaten with your fingers.
I’m in heaven. Utensils are so overrated.
So remember when I said you were given a colored crown that corresponded with the seating section you purchased?
We were given our very own knight to cheer for.
There were games, which featured our knights ‘competing’ with one another. They used lances to grab rings, had a relay race, jousted and so on. All the while, we stuffed our faces with delicious finger food. We had garlic bread, soup, chicken, ribs and pastry for dessert. Since it was my birthday, I also got a yummy piece of birthday cake.
Of course, the day wouldn’t have been complete without me spending entirely too much money buying medieval swag. I ended up buying a T-shirt, a beer stein (even though I rarely drink alcohol) and these beauties – the Dark Link sword and shield!
It was a fantastic day. I couldn’t have thought of a better way to spend my birthday.