Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Kansas City Renaissance Festival and World's Of Fun

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.
There was a unicorn to be petted with Ashley. The fairy wings had come off by this time. She informed us she could still fly if she just flapped her arms.
And mermaids and a merman to get a picture with.
They gave her a treasure from their treasure chest.
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!
I believe Sir Leon was the crowd favorite but the other guy knocked him off his horse so...sorry, Sir Leon.
After the joust we found a face painting booth and completed the fairy costume!
Took a ride on the swings which were turned by 4 boys in the center.
Rode the llama 
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".
Monday, September 5, Labor Day. World's of Fun and Ocean's of Fun day. 
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.
A ride in the Red Baron's plane.
We went on a roller coaster. Then gave Snoopy a kiss!
I'm sure that is super sanitary but what can you do...
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. 

Chatted about sharing and no problems after that.
Took a train ride then headed out to find the others for lunch.
I had my picture taken in front of Peppermint Patty's candy shop.
We all went on the Viking Voyager and got wet so Poppy and I changed into swimsuits and headed toward Ocean's of Fun. The other 4 had a couple rides to conquer. We thought she could ride on Fury of the Nile but she was too short so we watched the others ride on that one.
Then we went to swim. Refreshing after the heat in the park. It was a fun, full day and after supper we headed home. We really missed having Bobbi and Travis with us for the weekend but we also do understand when they can't be with us.

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