Luckily my husband has a better memory than I do because when I woke up this morning he proposed we actually USE the deal I bought instead of letting is expire. So we called and got our tickets worked out and then waited on pins and needles for showtime.
We didn't really know what to tell Gideon other than that we were going to a castle to see knights and eat dinner; I have no idea what he expected but it was quickly apparent that he was not disappointed.
We got there pretty early so the wench (yep) who sold us our tickets suggested we try out the Torture Museum. I asked if it was too scary for little kids and he assured me it was not. That probably should have been a red flag. It was pretty lame, and dark, and slightly stinky, and definitely not something we would do again. Gideon thought it was fine but it turned out to be a long line of people basically waiting to get to the exit.
|Gideon really liked these masks, I am sure they have some sort of horrific purpose, I stopped reading the wall plaques.|
After the museum we walked around the atrium of the castle waiting for the show to begin. We let Gideon choose a souvenir because we are souvenir lovers and he picked a little dragon that roars and named him Super (or Wuper in Giddy speak).
I won't lie, some of the show is boring, but that's okay because you just spend that time eating. Also they have a full bar in the castle now which I am sure would have made the show waaaaay more interesting if I were not with child. I am a genius and remembered before we left the house that you are expected to eat half a chicken with your bare hands and thus brought silverware for Gideon who loved the chicken, bread, and potato while letting us eat his soup, ribs, and apple turnover (thanks kid!). It was so much food we ended up getting a to-go box.
|The husbandit went to the bar for a beer and also brought this wonderment of whip cream and strawberries back for me. Obviously he is MY knight in shining armor.|
|They had his complete attention|