Monday, May 17, 2010

Tropicana Post #4- Medieval Times!

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We had an absolute blast! Here are some pictures of our amazing adventures with knights, sword fights, jousting tournaments, show horses, and great food.



Our Medieval crew: (Huge props for Uncle Ed joining us in the festivities---especially on a week night! Ha!)



You sit in this huge arena, with each color-coded section cheering for their knight.



Cheers!



To recreate the authenticity of the 11th century, you must eat your entire meal with your hands...there is no silverware. A little nerve wracking with 4 messy toddlers...



...but they had SO much fun!



As we ate our delicious food, we watched intense battles...



and show horses performing with such grace.



Ben---too cool for school...loving all the excitement



There is an entire storyline with each character acting out his/her part. Our knight was the rebellious Green Knight!



"Yaaaay Green Knight!" (Drew)



The king and his princess daughter



At one point in the show, our handsome Green Knight threw Little Miss Sav a red flower and she just about melted! (She seriously held on to that carnation for the entire next week) SHE'S GLEAMING!



Pictures just don't do it justice! Here is some video of our enchanted evening:






One last group pic before leaving the castle.



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149 comments:

Ashley said...

I dream about going to Disney World. I've never been and I know my daughter would love it too.

Mami2jcn said...

We'd love to visit Atlantis in the Bahamas.

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J Whitlark said...

Disney world would be a dream for our family!

Krystyn said...

I think Atlantis would be the way to go....with grandparents or aunts/uncles in tow!

Casi said...

We went to Medieval Times when I was a senior in high school and I had completely forgotten how much fun it is!! Thank you for the reminder - I'm now adding that to my list of fun things to do this summer with the 10-year-old. :-)

Eddy said...

My dream vacation is going to Turks & Caicos and the beautiful beaches with the white sand and clear blue water.

HW said...

I am blessed to say I lived my dream famiy adventure last summer when our family visited England and France for ten days. It was our last vacation before our son leaves home (Marine Corps Boot Camp in 6 days). We toured the beaches of Normandy, visited our dear English friends, and enjoyed the beauty of London. It still seems unreal that we were able to experience a European vacation.

Avery's Mom said...

I dream of taking my daughter to Paris...I think she would LOVE it!

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Stacy Ann said...

I would love to go visit family and friends in NZ and tour the gorgeous countryside!

Kelly said...

I dream of taking my family to Disney World. It would be amazing!

Anonymous said...

my son is under two, so right now my idea of a family adventure would just be finding the time to take him to the zoo. He was too small to enjoy it when we took him last year but I know he would totally dig it now.

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hilary said...

Hawaii!!

katie said...

Italy!

JAY, DENISE, and JAMES said...

My husband would say Scotland, but I'd really love to take my family to Australia someday!

Janet said...

This place looks really neat! I can't wait until my munchkins are old enough for outings like this. We hope to make it to Disney when they get older!

Chelsea N said...

Lots to choose from but the Dominican Republic is for sure one I would choose.

Victoria said...

I did that as a kid, it was fun!

My dream family adventure would definitely be a trip to Australia!

Chelsea N said...

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Kate said...

I'd love to take my kids to the Cayman Islands. :)

Your kids look so BIG in those pics!!

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Sariah said...

Good 'ole Walt Disney World here! Kids LOVE it!

Jennifer said...

Our dream family adventure would be Disney World. I think my daughter would love it!

traci527 said...

I think my dream family vacation would be a Disney Cruise.

Beth said...

like most other commenters, my dream vacation with the family would be to take them to Disney World. Hopefully, we can make this dream a reality next summer before the quad squad's 3rd BDay. We have to pay for them after that!

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Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to go to Hawaii or take a child friendly cruise.
Kelly

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Jill said...

Taking a safari trip in Africa!

Kristen said...

My dream family vacation {since we don't have kids yet} would be to go to Italy.

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Chris said...

I would love to take our little boy to Disney World.

Jenny said...

We would love to take our son to the Atlantis in the Bahamas...we went there for our honeymoon and just fell in love. He love "ishes"!

jillyrh said...

Our dream family vacation would be to go to Australia

Cathryn's Closet said...

My dream vacation is to bring my kids out west to explore the National Parks. My hope is for my kids to appreciate nature in all forms. We live at the beach.

Courtney
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Tracy Walalce said...

I would like to take my boys ANYWHERE!!! Skiing, Disneyworld, any place fun!

Molly said...

At this point in time with a 3 year old daughter, Disney World is sounding just about perfect! But for me personally, I definately will catch myself dreaming about us getting away for like a MONTH to a beach cottage somewhere...kind of in our own deserted area! Not that I know where that would be or if it's possible, but it's worth dreaming about!

Nicole said...

My Dream would be taking my family + extended family on cruise! Loved the pics :)

Heidi said...

I would love to take my family to Sea World in San Antonio! I have a 9 yr old, 3 yr old, and 9 month old. I know my older two kids would have a blast!

katherine said...

I'd love to take the kids to Europe when they're old enough to remember it. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Lisa said...

Two - Disney World and Washington, DC ... when they're a little older!

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to visit Glacier National Park - by train! Amtrak goes right to the park. I think that would be the coolest trip ever - the fun train ride, the glaciers, the mountains, all of it.

-Holly
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Cami Williams said...

I dream of taking my surfer husband and children to Hawaii one day!! That is the ultimate trip that I will one day make happen.

Anonymous said...

Take my grandchildren to Disney World!!

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KK @ Running Through Life said...

Our dream family adventure would be Italy! But, any great place to hike in the mountains works as well!

Awise said...

Our dream adventure would be a trip of Italy with one of my Italian family members as our tour guide. It would be special & personal.

Jenn said...

Spain! Oh what I wouldn't give to go on that trip!!

jenn . rorabaugh @ gmail

Adryn Jester said...

We want to take the kids to Disney World and the Northwest Coast for some good ole' fishing!

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Deal Chasin' Mama said...

I would love to take the whole family to England to explore all the castles. It is definitely going to be awhile before we can pull off a trip like that!

Amanda said...

Such a great post! Medieval Times is so fun.

My dream family adventure? Well, my mother and I are both learning Spanish, and she's never had the opportunity to travel outside of the US and Canada, so I think my dream would be to take her on a big South American adventure!

~kelly~ said...

My dream adventure would be to take my 2 year old daughter to Sesame Place this year since she loves Elmo and Cookie Monster!!! Unfortunatly tickets are expensive and a 2 year old is the same price as an adult, which is insane. Hopefully we'll get there and make her dreams come true this year... just gotta save up the money in the piggy bank!

Anonymous said...

I would love it if there was a Medieval Times in my neck of the woods!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!!!! Diane C. loksgramma@aol.com

Anotheramy said...

i dream of being anywhere with my grand daughter.

Chris said...

Oh how fun! I haven't been to Medieval Times in years! I'd love to take my boys on a Disney Cruise. I know they'd love the water and being on a boat, but would rather be sailing with Mickey than anyone.

Tonya D said...

I would love to take my family on a disney family cruise. I think that would be good fun for everyone.

You guys look like you had a great time..

Katherine said...

I'd love to take my kids to Alaska. My husband and I went a few years ago and it was amazing.

momznite said...

We're discussing vacation plans now and want a variety of experiences to please everyone - maybe a hike to a waterfall followed by a gourmet dinner? It all sounds great until the price tag.

Barbara Manatee said...

what a fun evening!! I can't wait to take our family to Disney World some day!! I've only been there 1x as an adult and I think the same for my hubby...so it will be just as magical for us as the kids!

Allenfamilyadventure said...

I've always wanted to go to Medieval Times--how fun.

Danielle said...

My dream vacation is def. Disney World!!! One of the happiest places on EARTH! Even w/ 3 toddlers! ha! Thanks!

Cori Benson said...

DisneyWorld defiitely!!

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The Steffens said...

Hawaii! Though my family is just me and my husband...

Chela said...

Greece. We want to stroll through the white and blue towns and swim in the clear waters. Would LOVE that!

Tiffany Norris said...

Very cool--been curious about that place! Hmm...dream adventure...maybe seeing Europe. Although the hubby would probably say Disney World.

~K~ said...

Atlantis in the Bahamas would be a dream vacation for my family!

Theresa said...

A dream vacation would be to go to Prince Edward Island and pretend to be Anne of Green Gables!
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Stacy said...

My husband and I would love to take our kids on a several-week camping/road trip around the western half of the US.

KSDallas said...

Medieval Times is so much fun! I really do need to take my daughter. She would have such a blast!

My dream vacation is sipping fruity drinks under a big umbrella on a private beach with crystal clear water. Ahhh... that would be nice.

Corrinne said...

My Dream Vacation would have to be to go to Hawaii!

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Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I dream about going to Hawaii....this looks like so much fun!!

The Beckhams said...

Ireland!

twinsx3 said...

Our family dream adventure would be DisneyWorld :) Hope we make it soon!

SouthernMama said...

My dream vacation would be Tahiti with a babysitter for the kids so that I can enjoy some off time but not miss them. :-)
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Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

I've been to Medieval Times too and LOVED it!! My bunch loves the beach, and that's fine with me because my dream vacation is to do as little as possible and just RELAX....

Emily N. said...

trip to Australia.

seussgirl said...

Ah, so many dream vacations, so little time.
With small kids, I'd love to do a Disney Cruise. When they get older, a great road trip or an Alaskan cruise would be awesome!

Just call me b said...

My dream adventure is to go out of the country...and take a tour...all 4 of us!

Betty N said...

My dream vacation now would be a whole family (kids and grandkids) time at a resort on the beach in Florida

Jessica said...

I would love to visit all of the Disney Kingdoms with my family! We love Disney movies at our house and my kids would be on top of the world if they could meet the characters!

Natalie said...

We don't have kids, so dream family adventure involves just up and touring the world (esp southern Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Israel, oi - list goes on and on). Ooo, and Saint Martin for when we need to relax. More realistically, I've been trying to convince my hubby to take me to Disney world for 3 years now :)

Amber V said...

My dream family adventure would be a trip to Alaska.

lmurley2000 said...

we would love to go to orlando in florida and just visit with family and see all the sights to see

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Jen said...

Our dream adventure would be to go to Disney in Orlando to visit with friends and with Mickey, of course. If it was just my dream adventure with the hubby, I would love to go to Colorado or on a cruise!

Amie said...

I'd love to take the fam on a Disney Cruise some day!

amie h.

Eve said...

I would love for us to go to disney world.

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Our Journey said...

going ANYWHERE without my son screaming his head off!! ;)

wigget said...

i dream about taking the kids to disneyland

Kim T said...

A Walt Disney World Cruise! We love the mouse and would love to experience the magic of a cruise!
Thank you!
Kim T
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Kendra said...

I'd love to take my son to Disney World.

amy said...

When my girls a little older, I'd love to take them to Disney World (as many people have said too!)! But next summer when they're two, I want to take them to the beach!!

K.M.L said...

Hmmmm...lots of ideas on where I'd love to go....my dream vacation would be to visit Italy or maybe Greece...or how about Hawaii! :) It's tough to choose!

Stephanie said...

I lived in Alaska when I was younger and would love to take my husband and daughter there! Or Disney world would work too! : )

Laura said...

I'd love to take my family to Disneyworld in FL and ALSO enjoy a Tampa Bay Bucs game! My hubby is a HUGE fan!! :)

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Deborah Moore said...

My Dream Family Adventure would be for my parents, my three sisters and their hubbies and all of our kiddos to go to Disney World! That would just be amazing and so much fun!

Deborah Moore
deborahmoore83@gmail.com

Steph said...

I'd love to be able to take a family vacation to Disney World. I loved going there as a little girl and can't wait until my son is old enough to take him!

Amanda Mae said...

My dream vacation is actually a road trip across the US. My husband and I LOVE being in the car together and going to places we've never been before. I want to go across and around the entire US! And then fly on over to Hawaii of course!! ha! :)

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Mom24 said...

It varies, but right now it would be a trip to DC to watch the fireworks. My daughter who's going off to college in the fall would love to do that again.

Katie said...

I would love to go to the Grecian Isles and spend a week there with my family. Since that's kind of a long shot, I would be more than happy to spend a week on Hilton Head Island since it's my favorite place in the world! :)

Verna said...

I would love to take a road trip to Alaska! I lived there when I was younger and I want to take my husband and son! Plus a road trip would be FUN!

Amy Bennett said...

I would love to go to Europe!

Rodger and Mary said...

my dream vacation wouldb e to take my children back to my home town area in NY. Its been almost 17 yrs since I've been back and my children are too young to remember. To stay at a B&B there and to take them around to all I know and remember is my deepest desire :) when it comes to vacays :)
Mary

luckime15 said...

i am a history geek and so is the 9 year old, so we would love to go DC/virginia area to see our nations history.

but for the whole fam-Disney would be the ultimate family trip!

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bearie1 said...

I would love to take my family on a cruise. To anywhere.

jennifer said...

Pretty cliche, but Disney World would be our dream adventure. The kids are really into all that Disney has to offer!! kjrigoulot @ yahoo.com

Angela said...

I dream about going on a cruise with my family...well...sometime the kids are with me and sometimes there not ;). HA!

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K Mommy said...

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Disney. I dream about going back almost as soon as we leave.

BeeMom said...

My dream vacation would be to take my family to Ireland to explore the whole country. I went one time in college and would give anything to take my whole extended family back for a huge reunion!

Cary said...

We want to take our crew to Disney! :) A few more years before we can all enjoy it, but I grew up going, and my hubby has never ever been to ANYTHING Disney...he's so deprived. ;) Can't wait to share the magic with them all!

Jessica said...

New Zealand. I would love to take our family to New Zealand. I've read Essie Summers books since I was a little girl, and I've always wanted to see the Southern Alps!

MM said...

i'm going to jump in on the Disneyworld train. I'd really love to go. I have only been once and it was a long time ago. Now that my daughter is old enough to start liking Mickey, I'd really like to go back!

TEXOSE said...

What a blast all must have had...!
Dream vacation: to see my hubby's family land in Ireland... Sky Island. Then of course hop through the other smaller countries while I am there... Just my hubby and me... oh no... there goes the alarm... reality calling... it was nice thought...right!?

Dana said...

A week long cruise on a Disney ship!!! Or just to Disney World, what can I say, I like Mickey :)

Misty & Cecil Ray Cossey said...

My dream vacation would be vacation!! I would LOVE to take the twins to the beach for the first time in Jamaica...LOVE it there!

Erin said...

I would love to someday/somehow go to Bora Bora!! Its a dream vacay right?? Maybe someday!
Erin~

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Audrey Cannon Lillpop said...

Disney World for 2 weeks...and a babysitter to help out!

Jessica said...

I would have to say our dream vacation would be Disney World! I went when I was very little and do not remember anything about it! I know my son would absolutely love it!!!

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Corbitt Family said...

to take all my kids to disney world!

emma said...

A trip to a cabin in the mountains with my kids...and the cabin has lots of bedrooms, an amazing bathroom, awesome stocked kitchen, and great family room! Not asking too much right? lol
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Stacemoe said...

We love going to scarborough Faire each year!!!

Anonymous said...

We would love to take our six children to Disney World. Nothing better than watching the excitement through their eyes! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Gleason
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Audrey said...

Disney World!

Paige said...

Some beautiful beach with a full time nanny to come along. Because we all know a vacation with the kids, is pretty much just the same thing with different scenery. At least with a 1 and 3 year old it is.

Erica B said...

When I think family vacation, I think Disney World. I have been several times, but never since I had a child. I would love to see Disney World through my sweet daughter's eyes!

D and K said...

I think all inclusive somewhere with a beach where we can relax and not think about ANYTHING!

emily said...

Dream family vacation: Best friends, quiet beach, quaint town with few tourists, time to read and play!

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Jennifer said...

We have visited Medieval Times in MB SC. So much fun!

Right now a week at the beach sounds so fun and relaxing.

Brandy said...

My dream vacation is taking all six kids to DISNEY WORLD!!!!!

Ally said...

Taking the family to Hawaii. I cant wait until we can go watch the whales and all play golf together,

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Jill Wood said...

My dream is to take the entire family to Walt Disney World.

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Natalie said...

Does the whole family have to agree on what a Dream Family Vacation would consist of? Lol- I just need a beach and lounge chair, my husband's dream vaca would consist of a tent, sleeping bag, and smores and my one year old- her dream vacation would definitely, undoubtedly be a trip to Sesame Street. So... maybe one day we can accomplish all of those! Until then, helll-looooo backyard and tree swing! ;)

Alyssa said...

That looks so cool! We had reservations for MT in Florida one year, but Hurricane Charley came the night we were to go and everything was shut down. My kids would love that!

Sarah said...

I would love to take our girls to the Bahamas! We took our oldest daughter when she was 3, and the girls are always looking at pictures and watch the commercials and ask to go back! Crystal clear and BEAUTIFUL water and beaches!

heartchild said...

We would love to go to an all inclusive resort where there is stuff for kids and adults!

Watch Calder Grow! said...

I can't wait to take my kids to Mackinac Island, Michigan. It's the perfect place for a family adventure!

Connie said...

I would love to take my two children 8 years and 4 years old to DISNEYWORLD!! I KNOW they would LOVE it there. And Hawaii has always been a place I would like to visit for a good week or two also!

angie lilly said...

I would love to go to Hawaii and hike up the volcano's with my hubby!
Angie
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Scott said...

My big dream is to sell all my worldly possessions that I can, store the rest, and take the family on a tour of the USA in a RV! I think it would be a blast!
Scott
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anonymous said...

My dream family adventure is going to either Disney World, Hawaii, or Europe.

Amy Scott said...

I want to one day go to a beautiful beach with turqouise water. Just relax and enjoy being with my husband. No crazy running around sight seeing just drinks with umbrellas, sun and sleep!

Sami said...

Our dream destination is Disney! Hopefully, one day we'll get there!

Mari said...

I'd love to go on a safari in Africa.
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Sarah Parsons said...

I can't wait to take my son back to Disney. We went last Christmas when he was 1 and happy in his stroller. I think I'll wait til the fall when he's closer to 3 and the weather is a bit cooler. I'm lucky cause it's just a short drive. :)

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Anne J said...

A trip to hawaii is our dream family adventure.
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Nelsby said...

My dream family vacation is a trip to Europe once the kids are old enough to enjoy it.
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Anonymous said...

I'd love to go to Africa with my family! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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cookiesANDclogs said...

Going to Oahu and snorkeling!

Susan said...

My Dream Family Adventure would be to go to Disney World for a week. Stay on teh property and have us all experience the magic.

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