Columbus? New World? I got your new world right here...

We went to the Renaissance Festival this afternoon in Shakopee. Jesse really wanted to visit the annual festival — it’s the one thing she wants to be sure to do each summer. We chose today because we got deep discounts on the tickets for Freemasons day at the festival (appropriate, given the history of freemasonry in the Renaissance, but I digress). We ate our way around the festival grounds, though several booths were sold out of our favorites (what? no Scotch eggs?) Jesse plowed through roasted corn, Italian ice and about a half-pound of fudge. Laurie and I mostly shared some sweets, though Laurie broke down and got some wild rice soup in a bread bowl. Jesse also looked for ideas for Renaissance clothing that she plans to make for herself to wear next year. Should be a hoot. Think I’ll dress up with her. All I need is a pair of tights and a long t-shirt and I’m golden. Below are some of the pix we took today: