Sunday, September 4 We headed down to Kansas City for the Renaissance Festival. I think Jayme started planning this last October! Poppy was so excited to wear a fairy costume and see Mermaids and princesses and fairies. She got all her wishes. First things first though! Ride a camel with her dad.
Two fairies entering the fairy kingdom! Jayme and Poppy.
We wandered around and watched some craftsmen and women working their craft. We ate a delicious smoked turkey leg and potato skins.
There was a parade of all the Lords and Ladies, Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Jesters and performers! Then on to the jousting ring!
Whew! Tired and dirty we got in the car to head to World's of Fun Village to our cabin that we were staying in for the night. As we were driving I heard "my feet are so dirty!! I need a wipe!" So I handed wipes back and she washed her feet. Then she needed more because she wanted to get her face paint off. By the time we got to our cabin she was pretty cleaned up and I was out of wipes.
When in Kansas City one must find a BBQ joint to eat at so Trey did some research and found a place. Gates BBQ. It was unique to say the least. You ordered at a counter but everyone was yelling and you were never sure if they actually heard you or if you just took what you got and didn't complain. No reason to complain, the food was delicious. Just a little stressful for the new person ordering. You could tell the regulars had the system down. We headed back to World's of Fun Village and our cabin. After baths and a snack we all crashed. Poppy and I camped out in the loft. As Trey was taking her up to put her to bed she turned around and said to me "Come on, Pad! Let's go!" So now Trey keeps calling me "Pad".
As we were walking in Poppy was trying to step on everyone's shadow. Then she and I watched the other 4 go on a ride. After that we left them to their rides and we headed over to Planet Snoopy and some age appropriate rides.
Next was an attempt at a rocket ride but major tears began to fall when she realized she had to share the rocket with other kids. It was pretty hilarious and the girl running the ride treated her very kindly but also said "Ok, Hop off" when she said she didn't want to share.
I had my picture taken in front of Peppermint Patty's candy shop.