First stop, the Renaissance Festival for a day of creative anachronism (read: some unique people who play dress-up ALL the time).
|The kids are engrossed either by the weaver's presentation, or by his facial hair. I'm not sure which.|
|Here Joseph has been brought before a queen for some questioning. Considering how odd the whole thing was, he did a pretty good job responding to her inquiries.|
|Cayna attends juggling lessons in the tent of the jester.|
|A camel ride! I thought knights and princesses rode horses...|
Next stop, the Gilcrease Orchard. Who knew there was a real live ORCHARD/farm in Las Vegas? This was better than Joe's first grade field trip to a Las Vegas dairy, sans cows.
|We're corny. And to think this is Nevada, not Iowa. Imagine!|
|Bethanie with a just-picked apple. Last time we did this was in Oak Glen - so a shout out to my Yucaipa buddies.|
|Cayna searching for a good apple.|
|So here's the dam! But the shadow in the lower part of the photo is the bridge. We were 900 feet above the Colorado River and 1,500 feet south of the dam. I took this photo, but let me see if I can find a photo of the bridge.|
|Here it is. This photo doesn't do it justice, though. Look at the website I linked below to see photos of the construction and give yourself a nice little case of vertigo.|
|My girls in the front seat of the top deck of the double-decker bus. If you ask them, they'd probably tell you they were more excited about the bus than the bridge.|
|John and Joe (and Joe's forehead tattoo of Spiderman).|
|Bethanie showing off her "Bridging America" tattoo. Nothing says field trip like a temporary tattoo.|