Weekend Recap

Jessica, a close friend of Brandi’s and mine, moved away over a year ago. We saw her just once since then and it was at her wedding. A happy occasion but not the perfect time to catch up. We reunited finally over the weekend and traveled south for a day to attend the Texas Renaissance Festival. We’ve gone twice before. To put a fun spin on things, we decided to skip out on most of the activities we’ve done before (no more riding elephants!) and pick the attractions we’ve never done.

So we started with face painting. Even as a child, I’ve never had my face painted!




Then we shot bow and arrows. We picked the heavier bows. 27 lbs, when weaker armed individuals should start at 20 lbs. I don’t know what I’m talking about; I’m just repeating what the guy said. All I know is that I could barely pull the string back!


Then we threw knives. I’ve never thrown knives. Turns out, I throw knives like I throw darts. (Poorly.)

Of course we had to conserve some of our traditions. We ate the same foods and took photos with some characters!




It was an exceptional day.

Question: What did you do this weekend?

  • I haven’t had my face painted in so long.  My husband and I were painted about 3 or 4 years ago at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg.  I had butterfly wings with glitter – I felt sooooooooo pretty!

    • Aw what a sweet memory! What did your husband have painted? It’s amazing that he played along!

  • It sounds like you had so much fun! I don’t think I’ve ever had my face painted either…I may have to get on that. :)

    • Because we tend to have a big overlap in interests (travel, journals, being lost in life, etc), I think it’ll be a safe bet to say, you’d love it!

  • Love the face painting.  It always looks like you and your friends are having a great time!

    • We try to have a great time! We approach it like a mission.

  • mef

    Now you can’t list “have my face painted” in our post! How fun. I miss Ren Fest.

    • I thought of you. If I had the monies I’d buy you a pretty dragon painting.

      • mef

        Awwwww. Thanks! I love that you thought of me.

  • I’ve never been to a Ren fair. They have ’em around here, but I just never made it out! Love the face paint! 

    • You’d like it :)  Fun fried foods and fantastic costumes. People are hilarious.

  • Sorry I’ve been MIA. I was sick over the weekend & took a break from being online – which was super nice. I forgot that you’re blogging every day this month…We went to see Count, The Legend of Dracula (a ballet) at our local theater. Also had brunch 2x & watched a bunch of movies b/c I was feeling super lazy – one of which was Stupid Crazy Love, since M hadn’t seen it yet. 

    • I hope you feel better! Stupid, Crazy, Love is a great movie to rewatch. Maybe I’ll do that this weekend!

  • I LOVE the face paints! They’re so much fancier than the ones I got when I was a kid; they’re like face paints for adults. :)

    This past weekend I saw some friends on Friday night, then relaxed and got things done the rest of the weekend (ran, read, cleaned, etc.). Just what I needed. 

    • The lady who painted us was a pro. Did us all in 5 minutes total. She started harping on men and their shortcomings in bed. Such a character!

      I wish I had a weekend to relax and clean this coming weekend. I feel like my apartment needs a good deep clean.

  • Looks like the three of you had a wonderful time! Love the pictures!

  • B.

    I love catching up with friends! It looks like you ladies had a great time!

    • As we get older, the friends by proximity become long distance friends. So time spent together has become more precious to me. :)

  • Haha, I wrote about throwing knives at RenFest too! I royally sucked at it. http://dorkyme.curious-notions.net/blog/?p=37

    • I remember that post!

  • Anonymous

    Looks like you had a great time.  Renaissance Festivals are so much fun.  I’ve been to several in different states.  The costumes are so elaborate.

    • Not only are the costumes elaborate but they are in character! It’s amazing. 

  • Haha that’s awesome. I would love to throw knives and shoot arrows. I’m gonna!